Sherlock Holmes is indeed one of the most recognisable characters of the 21st Century. The work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is still being enjoyed today for its characters, its cases and its entertainment. When the BBC announced they were doing an updated version of the great detective set in modern day London, many were skeptical. Yet in the hands of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss the show has proved to be one of the best written and frequently watched things on the box.
But just why does Sherlock work in its modern day setting?