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Rhys Ifans – the actor who always looks like he’s just woken from a poor night’s sleep on a park bench – is revelling in the role of Mycroft Holmes, brother of Sherlock ( Jonny Lee Miller). Tonight, Sherlock floats the notion that an arrangement be drawn up dictating how he and Mycroft can “share” Watson ( Lucy Liu). Watson’s reaction? “Never say that again or I will kick you in your soft parts”. Ouch.
Those familiar with his foul mouth and brutal put- downs as agent Ari Gold in Entourage must be enjoying Jeremy Piven ( pictured) ured) as Harry Selfridge in this well- crafted period drama. Also of note is Australia’s Frances O’Connor as Harry’s wife, Rose, who first came to notice many years ago in a harrowing episode of Rebecca Gibney’s Halifax f. p. Tonight is the season finale and you’ll be reaching for the tissues when Rose breaks some me major news.