july 9, 1986


Facts about The Empty House, first aired 9 July 1986

>>In the same way that the important first story, ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’, had not been filmed first, in order for the two leading players to become comfortable with their roles and their relationships, so it was with the filming of ‘The Empty House’.

This story, which tells of Sherlock Holmes’s return to London, to Baker Street, to detective work and, more interestingly, to Watson, was actually filmed fourth to allow Hardwicke to get used to the role of Watson, and for Brett and him to settle down as new partners.<<

from Bending the Willow by David Stuart Davies