History looks at the influence of Sherlock Holmes

The new fast-paced documentary The Real Sherlock Holmes provides compelling evidence that the famous fictional sleuth has influenced the 21st century in ways that few could possibly imagine.

Airing the day after the debut of Global’s much buzzed about new Sherlock series Elementary, The Real Sherlock Holmes makes its world broadcast premiere on Friday, September 28 at 9pm ET on History.

Sherlock Holmes is also the most adapted literary character in history—his trusty comrade and chronicler Dr. John H. Watson always along for the ride.

Their most recent screen adventures include two Sherlock Holmes features films directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, the BBC-TV series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and the new Global series Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

The Real Sherlock Holmes dares to deduce that the Sherlock Holmes’ phenomena is more than pop-culture, and that modern crime-solving, forensic science, espionage and even space travel might have evolved very differently were it not for the character.

The Real Sherlock Holmes airs on HISTORY Friday, September 28 at 9pm

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