However, I doubt he ever expected his ability and likeness were going to be used to train the future generations on the subject of "Quality Control" . But that is exactly what happened in one Department of Trade and Industry training video!
Nigel Hawthorne and John Fortune appeared as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the obscure film "The Case of the Short-Sighted Boss" (1984). This 24 minute film was written and produced by Jonathan Lynn and saw Holmes and Watson solving the mystery of poor quality control.
And unsurprisingly really Howard Ostrom has managed to track down both their autographs for his ever growing legendary collection!
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