‘Martin, you’ve been asked to go in for a modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.’
Alarms went off in my head. What would ‘modern’ mean, in TV terms? Deductions being rapped? Holmes at Watson bombing around London in a Lexus on their way to meet Lestrade, a wheelchair-bound lesbian with a penchant for Class-As at lunchtime?
Actually, to read some Daily Mail pieces on the show, this /is/ what we ended up making. But I digress…"