Sherlockian.Net: Jeremy Brett
Let's get one thing clear first
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,
five series of episodes for Granada Television, later shown on PBS, 1984-1993.
Kathy Li's list of the
Granada Television episodes
Epguides.com 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 Amazon.com.
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
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.
Gray as Mycroft
British TV Fan Club
With Love, SH: “the homoerotic subtext”
at 221B Con 2015, tweeted by @her_nerdiness
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