Sherlockian.Net: Jeremy Brett

Let's get one thing clear first

[Brett 'Scandal in Bohemia'] This web site is not mostly about Jeremy Brett — it's about Sherlock Holmes, who appeared first of all in four novels and 56 short stories. I am not a Brett specialist, and I probably know less about him and his portrayal of Holmes than the average Sherlockian.

On the other hand, it's quite true that Brett portrayed Holmes in more (television) films than anyone else, had an immense influence on public awareness and interest in Holmes, and presented him with a high-intensity, high-strung, even neurotic interpretation that caught the attention of critics and scholars as well as general audiences. So he's worth talking about, and maybe even worth watching occasionally.

Basics of the series

With David Burke and later Edward Hardwicke as Watson, Brett made five series of episodes for Granada Television, later shown on PBS, 1984-1993.
  • Kathy Li's list of the Granada Television episodes (also available by gopher)
  • episode guide

    The Granada music by Patrick Gowers is available on a 19-track CD, issued by several companies since 1987; the most recent version, titled simply "Sherlock Holmes", is available from

    Other Jeremy Brett links

  • In Memory of Jeremy Brett
  • The Jeremy Brett Archive
  • Kathy Li on The Secret of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Brettish Empire, electronic newsletter about Jeremy Brett
  • Jeremy Brett Society of France
  • Fan club on Yahoo Groups
  • Brett on Internet Movie Database
  • Public Broadcasting System
  • WGBH, Boston, "Mystery" page on The Dying Detective, Brett, previous Holmeses
  • Arts & Entertainment Network
  • DVDs from Laser Scans.
  • Charles Gray as Mycroft
  • British TV Fan Club
  • With Love, SH: “the homoerotic subtext”
  • Panel at 221B Con 2015, tweeted by @her_nerdiness
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