Question of the week: who’s your favourite Sherlock Holmes?

Quite an easy one this week, but with so many possible interpretations of the character, it would be interesting to see if there’s much of a spread or if everyone’s going to say ‘Jeremy Brett’:

Whose portrayal of Sherlock Holmes is your favourite?

You can have any portrayal on stage or screen (or any other medium you care to think of, of course) in any story, original or otherwise. You can even have guest appearances on other shows (such as on the holodeck on ST:TNG). As an aide memoire, IMDB has a full list of portrayals – there’s 231 listed, but that doesn’t include the likes of House, of course.

As always, leave a comment with your answer or a link to your answer on your own blog


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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