I don’t know as I haven’t read any. If you don’t believe me then I can assure I hardly have time to get through my own work without reading someone else’s! I’m very happy that the show inspires other people to write. I get sent a lot of pictures which is very nice and there are some really talented people out there.
No. As Yoda might say “Back story show not you”! Far better to leave things in everyone’s imaginations. It’s nice to give little hints here and there but never a full answer. Why are the Holmes brothers the way they are? What are their parents like? Maybe we’ll see one day. We actually cut a bit from ‘Pink’ which gave a bit too much away about the obvious frisson of animosity that exists between them. It’s not there in the original stories it comes entirely from Billy Wilder and Izzy Diamond’s brilliant ‘Private Life of Sherlock Holmes’ and Christopher Lee’s cold, disdainful Mycroft. if you haven’t seen it - do!
Mark Gatiss, when asked if we’ll get more of Sherlock and Mycroft’s back story (x)