“Sherlock is brilliant television. It has completely reinvented British drama, and upped the stakes for home-grown shows. And while, of course, Steven Moffat also deserves lots of credit for Sherlock, I think it is Gatiss who brings that lovely, rather old-fashioned quality to it. I like the idea of old-fashioned being classic, rather than brown and dingy and a bit crap; Gatiss is like that – there’s something antique and quintessentially British about his work.”