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Outrage doesn't even begin to cover my reaction to the idea

Don't get me wrong; I'm a feminist. I'm as excited as the next man when it comes to the breaking of glass ceilings, the challenging of male domination, women on the football pitch and in the boardroom and on the moon. I play poker! I'm all for sneaking into the boys' club.

But there is nothing, literally nothing in the world, that I want to watch less than Lucy Liu as Doctor Watson. I'd sooner see Jeremy Clarkson play Hamlet.

If my television received a live feed from a CCTV camera in an empty garage, if Channel 5 were broadcasting footage of my parents' most enthusiastic sexual encounters, I would be happier and more comfortable watching either of those things than the arrival on British TV of Elementary's "Doctor Joan Watson".

Elementary, in which Liu's grim Doc Joan will »

- Victoria Coren

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