Jeremy’s exuberance while filming ‘The Devil’s Foot’—an exuberance that to some extent was a result of his illness—led him to make additions to the story, some not always in keeping with either Conan Doyle’s Holmes or his previous performances. It was that great enthusiasm and thrill at developing the character that was responsible for us seeing Holmes wearing a bandana around his head, as Brett had worn one in the swinging ‘sixties. He also draped his scarf around his trilby hat in a strange way. Bohemian, maybe; risible, certainly. A still in The Sunday Times which featured Holmes with this scarf/hat concoction was captioned: ‘Sherlock Holmes as a teapot!’
David Stuart Davies, Bending The Willow
BLACKOUT: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW SCOTT
The BBC Media Centre has just issued the full press pack for the upcoming thriller Blackout, screening from July 4 2012. Below is the full interview with Andrew Scott from the release, where he discusses the series and compares his role as Detective Dalien Bevan in Blackout to Jim Moriarty in Sherlock.
For the full Blackout press pack, including interviews with Christopher Eccleston, Dervla Kirwan, and MyAnna Buring, head over to the BBC Media Centre.
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Photos: Pages from a real-life Sherlock Holmes’ diary
Between 1909 and 1912, Detective Inspector Robert Mather of the Manchester Police kept scrupulous notes on 65 characters from the city’s criminal underworld, including Samuel Searson, a.k.a. Samuel Jackson, who most recently served six months for “stealing silver shields” and three elaborately coiffed individuals labelled as “brothel thieves.”
Their offences ranged from pickpocketing and “housebreaking” (burglary) to stealing pigeons, trousers and a “dressing case;” identifying marks included scars and, in one case, “three dots right forearm.”
DI Mather’s 57-page pocket notebook is set to go on sale on March 27 at Bonhams auctioneers in London; it’s expected to go for between £800 and £1,200 pounds (from $1,260 to $1,890).