[Paperback] by Michael Cox. The Baker Street File: A Guide to the Appearance and Habits of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Specially Prepared for the Granada Television Series the Adventures of sherlock Holmes :
The Baker Street File: A Guide to the Appearance and Habits of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Specially Prepared for the Granada Television Series the Adventures of sherlock (Paperback) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle provided a vast amount of information about the character subtleties of Holmes & Watson spread out over 56 stories and four novels.
What Michael Cox has done with "The Baker Street File," was to take seemingly trite details about these characters from each of Doyles' stories and listed them in sections. Some examples of these chapter lists include information on Holmes & Watsons' appearance, mannerisms, skills, comments on each other, personal philosophies, opinions on women, and even a detailed description of how Holmes' room should appear (especially if he's in one of his black moods). If you've had the priviledge to see any of the Granada television series with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as Watson, then you'll appreciate, as I do, their obsessive attention to detail and who frequently used this manual for their characterizations. I'm especially interested in how actors prepare for their roles so I'm highly recommending this text for those who study acting and for anyone else who sees the value of being this particular when bringing an authors' work to the screen. [via]