Discuss the various incarnations of Sherlock Holmes in television throughout the past century and draw comparisons to the different portrayals actors bring to the character. This can apply to actors from countries other than America or England such as the award-winning Vasily Borisovich Livanov.
This topic begs for an historical approach. It would not do the topic justice if it were to focus only on such recent actors as Robert Downey Jr. or even Benedick Cumberbatch. Basil Rathbone deserves credit as establishing the tradition, and then each new version of Sherlock has added a layer to the detective's mystic. – awestcot5 years ago