- "What is it tonight? Morphine? Or cocaine?"
- ―John Watson to Sherlock Holmes
John Watson (Granada) refers to the on-screen incarnation of John Watson in the ITV Granada Television adaptation. Unusually for a TV adaptation, this incarnation was portrayed by two different actors. Watson was originally played by David Burke in The Adventures... part of the series (the first and second season, 1984-1985), and afterward by Edward Hardwicke, who played Watson for the remainder of the entire run (1986-1994).
Portrayal in the series
Watson's personality in this version is good-hearted, but often quite stuffy and even occasionally pompous. There is also a slight difference between David Burke's portrayal, which was more prone to be energetic and impulsive in addition to a more youthful appearance, and Edward Hardwicke's portrayal, of a more elderly-looking and more measured Watson.