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Friday, July 15, 2005

Masterpiece's Sherlock Holmes

Masterpiece Theatre will bring us a new Sherlock Holmes. From The Washington Post:

Rupert Everett will star as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC's latest incarnation of the Victorian super-sleuth. The adaptation of "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking" will air as part of "Masterpiece Theatre," PBS co-chief programming exec Coby Atlas announced Wednesday. Sure, this poses a challenge for PBS, which must now find a "Masterpiece Theatre" production starring a homophobic actor to preserve that perfect "balance" demanded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting chief Ken Tomlinson. And yet we were thrilled to hear that Everett would take on the role held for years on PBS by Jeremy Brett and hope Everett does several more episodes. And Helen Mirren will be back for the last-and-this-time-we-really-mean-it season of "Prime Suspect," Atlas said.


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