ElemenTory my dear Cameron: Prime Minister is a fan of the US Sherlock Holmes update

The PM has turned to Jonny Lee Miller's stateside adaptation to sate his appetite for the great detective

David Cameron just can’t get enough of Sherlock Holmes. Having previously declared himself a lover of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “wonderful” original stories, and called the BBC’s modern-day adaptation “brilliant”, the Prime Minister is now looking abroad in an attempt to sate his appetite for tales of the great detective. 


“Father Christmas got me Elementary,” the PM told Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 2 this week, revealing that he is now a fan of the US Sherlock Holmes update.

The series stars British actor Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes but pairs him with an American female Watson, Lucy Liu, and sets their adventures in New York City.

The PM clearly finds Elementary more exciting than some of its British crime drama counterparts, saying of his home life with wife Samantha, “At the end of the day we sit down and have something to eat, chat about what the children are up to, what she’s doing and what I’ve done.

“Then, like anyone else, half an hour of Silent Witness and then we’re both asleep.”