The character of Mary Morstan was removed from the stories in which she originally features: nothing ought to get in between Holmes and Watson. She would have got in the way. Watson was more in love with Holmes - in a pure sense - than he could have been with a woman.
I got a request for some Granada Holmes links but since the other masterpost has youtube links which have died I decided to put together a masterpost with DailyMotion links - enjoy! (If any ever die just give me a shout and I’ll update <3)
Update: May 2017 - Unfortunately tumblr fails to correctly redirect the old links, so now here are some new ones!
What I admire most about Holmes is his power of deduction which is–you see, children have it until the age of 8, and then they lose it because they’re told not to look out the window and to concentrate on their Latin. Holmes has been endowed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with the antennae of a child. Also, something else–feminine intuition, which I didn’t realize until I played him for awhile. He makes these little leaps. You know how a woman can get an answer that a man has to work his way towards, get all the facts?