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Timeshift

Series 13

Episode 7: How to Be Sherlock Holmes: The Many Faces of a Master Detective

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

For over 100 years, more than 80 actors have put a varying face to the world's greatest consulting detective - Sherlock Holmes. And many of them incorporated details - such as the curved pipe and the immortal line 'Elementary, my dear Watson' - that never featured in Conan Doyle's original stories. In charting the evolution of Sherlock on screen, from early silent movies to the latest film and television versions, Timeshift shows how our notion of Holmes today is as much a creation of these various screen portrayals as of the stories themselves.

With contributions from Sherlocks past and present, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Tim Pigott-Smith and Mark Gatiss. Narrated by Peter Wyngarde. Show less

Contributors

Participant:
Christopher Lee
Participant:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Participant:
Mark Gatiss
Series Producer:
William Naylor
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

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