Martin Freeman describes ‘Sherlock’ as ‘the gayest story in TV history’

Last Updated: May 24, 2011, 19:20 PM IST

London: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle must not have found it very amusing when Martin Freeman described the BBC series Sherlock as having ‘the gayest story in the history of television’.

At the Baftas, where he picked up the best supporting actor award for playing Dr Watson to Benedict Cumberbatch``s ‘Holmes’, Freeman stated that he saw Doyle’s characters as being profoundly in love.

"It’s about the relationship between the two men and how it develops and how it changes," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

According to him, Holmes and Dr. Watson did ‘love and kind of need each other in a slightly dysfunctional way’.

"It is about the things that wind each other up and the things that they genuinely love about one another as well. We all certainly saw it as a love story,” he added.

ANI