On 18 March, 25 of the world’s top Holmes experts, including actors, directors, historians and writers involved in each of the franchises, will meet in person to once again argue over which is the best Holmes adaptation – and to share their thoughts on Elementary, the controversial modern-day take on Sherlock from US TV network CBS, set to star Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.
Fans can head over to The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate’s Facebook page to see the results of a pre-debate poll, leave comments and find out how to vote for their favourite franchise following the event. The debate will be filmed and made available to fans afterwards but there’s also a chance to win a place watching it live.
Last year saw a palpable victory for BBC Sherlock in the voting, with popular siteSherlockology playing a key part in the win.
The debate, organised by MX Publishing, supports the Save Undershaw campaign, which aims to preserve the former home of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, where he penned many of the stories.