7. Freeman loved the Victorian Sherlock episode, and says that the show is at the stage where it can play with audience expectations.
“I think this show is now so established and so frankly loved by the people who love it – I’m sure there are people who hate it but the people who love it really love it – it can sustain playing with the audience a bit and playing with their expectations.
“I love being part of that. I didn’t see that coming, that there’s going to be a 19th-century one. And then I didn’t see that it wasn’t really a 19th-century one, it’s all in his mind. They’re having fun, Mark and Steven, they’re having a lot of fun pushing the envelope as much as they can without ruining the show.
“There’s only so much you can actually push this, before you’ve lost the essence of the show. It’s the challenge of changing it enough so people don’t get bored but retaining enough that what people liked about it initially still applies.”