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Old 12-07-2010, 12:37   #1
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Sherlock - 3 part BBC1 series by Moffat & Gatiss. Starts 1 January at 8.10 BBC One

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The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog. With sparkling scripts and unforgettable performances from the two leads, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (John Watson), this is Sherlock for a new generation.

Sherlock Holmes was always a modern man. It's the world that got old. Now he's back as he should be: edgy, contemporary, difficult – and dangerous – in three new dramas on BBC One.

Watson, a doctor, soldier and war hero, is fresh from military service in Afghanistan. A chance encounter brings him into the world of Sherlock Holmes, a loner, detective and genius. The two men couldn't be more different, but Sherlock's inspired leaps of intellect, coupled with John's pragmatism, soon forge an unbreakable alliance.

A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house, the fourth in a series of impossible suicides. DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but even he knows he can't compare to the young man who can tell a software designer by his tie or an airline pilot by his thumb.

Sherlock has a unique analytical mind, earning his living and staving off boredom by solving crimes. The weirder and more baffling the better...

Across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and hugely entertaining episodes, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.

Sherlock Holmes is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, John Watson by Martin Freeman, Mrs Hudson by Una Stubbs, Inspector Lestrade by Rupert Graves, Molly Hooper by Louise Brealey and Sargeant Sally Donovan by Vinette Robinson.

Sherlock is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108
They have it down to shown sometimes during the week of 24th-30th July 2010.

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Old 13-07-2010, 05:52   #2
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I can't resist a Sherlock story. It sounds like it has potential.
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Old 13-07-2010, 07:35   #3
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Hrm - I like Moffat's writing, but Gatiss has been pretty poor of late. Not sure how this will turn out.
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As a big Holmes fan, I'll certainly be giving one a go. It looks like it has some potential.
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I wonder if he'll be a crack addict.
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Thought it sounded good until I realised it was present day. Not saying present day Holmes will be bad, just it's a lot less interesting to me than a period piece.
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Old 13-07-2010, 20:47   #7
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Thought it sounded good until I realised it was present day.
I should have read the first post really but didn't release that. It is a bit disappointing I have to say but I guess in these times it will help the BBC with the budget for the show as it would have cost them a few quid to recreate Victorian London.
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Scheduling it for mid-summer does not seem like a vote of confidence.
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Honestly, with a lot of bad tv these days, even from the BBC, I feared the worst and the fact that it's set in the modern day with presumably new stories makes me very concerned. My guess is they could call the characters Smith and Jones and no one would ever compare it to Holmes.
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Time now set for:
Sunday 25 July
9.00-10.30pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

After the watershed then, was wondering if this might be more of a family thing, but obviously not.
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Mark Gattiss is on Twitter (Verified)

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I wonder if he'll be a crack addict.

Probably...if RTD had written it!
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Mark Gattiss is on Twitter (Verified)

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So is Moffat:
http://twitter.com/steven_moffat
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Offical site now up:
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Probably...if RTD had written it!
If RTD had written it, he'd be a gay crack addict.
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Here's their short trailer



Looks OK so far.
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I should have read the first post really but didn't release that. It is a bit disappointing I have to say but I guess in these times it will help the BBC with the budget for the show as it would have cost them a few quid to recreate Victorian London.
Whereas modern Cardiff is uber cheap.
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Oh dear, that looks a bit pants.
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I think it looks alright for a modern take......
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Interesting, although I'm not sure in a good way.
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