Mark Gatiss: Sherlock may not return in its current form

Once again, I want to bring to your attention a podcast I’ve been producing for the company I do my day job for – UKTV. This week (we’ve been releasing one episode every Wednesday) sees Sherlock co-creator, Mark Gatiss, chat to host Mark Billingham. Find out more after the jump.

In a wide-ranging discussion about his work and career, Gatiss reveals the contents of his younger self’s dressing up and who has been his favourite character to play, and how a prop from Doctor Who has turned into one of his most prized possessions.

He also discusses his love of horror, Agatha Christie and RuPaul’s Drag Race; as well as reveal how he and Steven Moffat came up with the idea for a modern Sherlock, how, because of the success of Wallander, Sherlock became three, ninety-minute episodes rather than six hour-long episodes, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s instant chemistry, and, of course, the show’s future.

And this is where, for Sherlock fans at least, the real interest is (although I must say, Gatiss is in fine, interesting form all the way through). As he talks about the show’s future, Gatiss says that the last series was a nightmare to schedule, especially now Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s career have gone global. He also says that he has no problem with handing the Sherlock keys over to someone else.

Does this mean that Sherlock, in its current form with all the main cast and writing team, might be done.

Plus, there’s also a chat with Murdoch Mysteries’ Hélène Joy.

Click here to listen.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike Sargent says:

    The surprise here is that you have a day job and find time to watch all these programmes and write about them for us.


  2. Beth Ashworth says:

    Absolutely love the podcast. I live in NZ but was lucky to attend Theakstons last year. Being so far away, I miss having the opportunity to hear authors talk about their books, so your podcast fills that gap. Mark Billingham is a terrific host!


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Great stuff Beth, thanks for the kind words! Three episodes to go in this series…


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