Monday, 23 February 2015

Elementary, My Dear Sacker

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson have become household names over the last one hundred and twenty-odd years since their first appearance in 'Beeton's Christmas Annual', to the extent that you would be hard pushed to find someone who hadn't heard of them. But if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had stuck to his original name choices for the Baker Street duo then things could be very different now.

Of course Sherrinford Holmes isn't that far removed from what we are used to (in fact there are some that propose that Sherrinford was Mycroft and Sherlock's elder brother), but we can be thankful that Conan Doyle finally opted for John H. Watson ahead of Ormond Sacker. It's fair to say "Elementary, my dear Sacker" doesn't roll off the tongue.

However, I can't help thinking that in some parallel universe, fans are eagerly awaiting the next installment of this TV series.

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