Jeremy Brett again, as the ultimate Sherlock Holmes, with David Burke, the first "Watson" to play opposite him.  Here, Brett wears what became his signature Holmes outfit: all black, with the under-the-collar bow tie.  Few know of this most debonair look which can be seen on a few 20th century actors and other individuals in a position to dress as they wished, such as Richard Burton.

Jeremy Brett again, as the ultimate Sherlock Holmes, with David Burke, the first "Watson" to play opposite him. Here, Brett wears what became his signature Holmes outfit: all black, with the under-the-collar bow tie. Few know of this most debonair look which can be seen on a few 20th century actors and other individuals in a position to dress as they wished, such as Richard Burton.

David Burke as John Watson -- JB played well off Burke, though Edward Hardwicke was a far superior, understated Watson. Burke had the unfortunate characteristic of hamming it up and overacting, someone of which Hardwicke is incapable.

David Burke as John Watson -- JB played well off Burke, though Edward Hardwicke was a far superior, understated Watson. Burke had the unfortunate characteristic of hamming it up and overacting, someone of which Hardwicke is incapable.

Jeremy Brett as Sherlock and David Burke as the original Watson in the Granada series

Jeremy Brett as Sherlock and David Burke as the original Watson in the Granada series

Really, no one beats these two. Just nope.  You speak against them and you die. No questions asked.

Really, no one beats these two. Just nope. You speak against them and you die. No questions asked.

The Jeremy Brett Celebration and dedication of his bench at Clapham Common (He lived in Clapham and his home overlooked the Common) on the date of his death, September 12, 2015. He died September 12, 1995; it was the 20th anniversary of his death. David Burke signs autographs on the bench.

The Jeremy Brett Celebration and dedication of his bench at Clapham Common (He lived in Clapham and his home overlooked the Common) on the date of his death, September 12, 2015. He died September 12, 1995; it was the 20th anniversary of his death. David Burke signs autographs on the bench.

Actor David Burke - Bing images

Actor David Burke - Bing images

Jeremy Brett and David Burke of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984) - The definitive Holmes and Watson in film

Jeremy Brett and David Burke of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984) - The definitive Holmes and Watson in film

Actor David Burke - Bing images

Actor David Burke - Bing images

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