For no other reason than because I was bored and watching clips on YouTube and that some great little videos had been posted on this thread by Artemis I thought that I’d add this late little clip. You will all of seen this but it’s always worth a look )in my opinion) So I give you, without a shadow of a doubt (again, in my opinion [but I’m right🙂] the real Sherlock Holmes.
Ah, the inimitable Mr. Brett. I concur, sir.
Though, can I air a beef about the set design of 221b in that show? In its favor, there was a great bow window overlooking Baker Street . . . but the rest of it was very cramped and fussy and on the whole looked much more feminine than masculine, with all those pale colors and floral fabrics and bric-a-brac. Very claustrophobic in feeling. I love the moments chez home in the BBC show, but for this Granada pair, I preferred the cases that took them outside and away from all that chintz. That sitting room was highly uncomfortable-looking. The wall where SH shot the VR in bullet holes is an embarrassment.
Victorian’s certainly did have a tendency toward clutter. No minimalist living there.
Well, when one employed several maids, both upstairs and down, one had to ensure enough work to keep them occupied all day by having tons of furniture and items which required continual dusting.
I never felt that set reflected the character of Sherlock Holmes. He would have imposed himself on his space, but that fussy set felt like it was imposing itself on its inhabitants. Watson was just lucky to have a bedroom to himself that had not been taken over by his roommate's cr*p, but the sitting room looks like an overstocked island of 'Cr*p that Mrs. Hudson Doesn't Have Room for At Hers but Won't Get Rid Of--Mr. Holmes Can Have It!"