Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate

On November 10 at 8 pm GMT, MX Publishing are organising The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate, in which three teams will be pitted against each other in an online debate, where it will be discussed which of the many types of Sherlockian adaptations has contributed the most to upholding the legacy and continuing the popularity of the great detective well into the twenty-first century.

There will be three teams, representing BBC's Sherlock, Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes films done by Guy Ritchie, and the 'traditionalist' team. Some of the participants in the debate include The Baker Street Babes, Sherlockology, Nick Briggs, Roger Llewellwyn, and Alistair Duncan. You can check out the full lists of team participants here.

I am very happy and incredibly honoured to be involved as a part of the Traditionalist team, captained by Nick Briggs. Here is an introductory slideshow of the team members. I hope I will be able to offer adequate contribution to the debate and make the experience interesting, fun and thought-provoking for all involved, and I hope my knowledge (my MA dissertation, Sherlock Holmes and the Celluloid Wonder: Re-Imagining the Detective in the Twenty-First Century, dealt with this topic) will make up for my anonymity.

Remember to 'like' The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate on Facebook! The Debate is supporting two very important causes: Save Undershaw, for the preservation of Conan Doyle's home, and BAFTA for Jeremy Brett.

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