In Sherlock's series four finale "The Final Problem" there are multiple references to Basil Rathbone and possibly other famous Holmeses.

In this Buzzfeed article is the following quote from one of the show's creators:

"That is him becoming the Sherlock Holmes of Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett."

How many and which references to other famous Holmeses are there in the episode?


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Please add to this list with any references you can find.

Basil Rathbone

  1. At 01:24:57 there is a book lying on its side that reads

    Rathbone Neville "The Eight"

    Google shows this isn't a real book and is certainly a reference to Basil Rathbone. Rathbone image

  2. At the end of the episode the lead characters end in mid-air in between signs saying "RATHBONE PLACE". The place is real but the scene was not shot there. Rathbone Place sign

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