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Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) peers through a wire fence

Actor Jeremy Brett, in character as Sherlock Holmes, looks with heightened awareness through a wire fence in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. Brett played the famous detective in a long run of movies and series episodes on English TV from 1984 to 1994. Brett, alas, died of heart failure in 1995, aged just 61.

Is a modern-style wire fence like this true to the construction practices of Victorian England? We don't know. But the production had the distinguished imprint of producers ITV Grenada, so we'll give their set designers the benefit of the doubt.

See our biography of Jeremy Brett