Ironically for a story about trivia, Quiz is built around an unanswerable question. Charles and Diana Ingram and Tecwen Whittock were found guilty of cheating, but still maintain their innocence, and it’s likely nobody but them will ever know the full truth. And just in case we were still in any doubt about how thoroughly the makers of Quiz have embraced this ambiguity, the finale ends with an imaginary Chris Tarrant breaking the fourth wall to echo our collective thoughts: “So, come on then. What’s the answer, after all that? Tell us. It’s killing me.”
Helen McCrory as an American Psychologist
by Brian Lowry | Variety | October 20, 2005
Revisionist tinkering with the Sherlock Holmes mythology has provided great sport over the years, from Billy Wilder’s “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” to “The Seven-Percent Solution.” Somewhere in between falls this original story concocted for “Masterpiece Theater” — a second-rate Holmes mystery starring Rupert Everett that’s still good fun, though surely not as much as viewing one of those old Basil Rathbone editions.
This latest case has added a few touches for the “CSI” generation, involving a string of confounding and grisly murders that seem the work of a fetishistic lunatic, not one of the master criminals with which the sleuth matched wits in Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories.
by Simon Cellan Jones | YouTube | December 26, 2004
When the murder of a penniless shopgirl is linked to the body of debutante Lady Alice Burnham, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Rupert Everett) immediately begins to piece together the clues. The murky world of the menacing London docks collides with the glamour and glitter of Edwardian high society as Holmes and Dr. Watson (Ian Hart) are reunited to solve a case that threatens to overwhelm the privilege and tranquility of aristocratic society.