Review: Sherlock (S4 E1/3), Sunday 1st January, BBC1

Standard

sherlock_4-1_29The long-awaited return of Sherlock bears the burden of being required to explain unresolved matters from previous episodes before it can get on with its own concerns. Rapidly dealt with is the little matter of Sherlock being a murderer; the government (that is to say, Mycroft) is so worried that Moriarty may not be dead, that footage is faked to absolve Sherlock of the killing of Charles Augustus Magnussen. So, not even a pardon needed. Result!

NB: Spoilers abound Continue reading

Interview: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Standard

624As well know, Sherlock is now a global phenomenon and its star, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been propelled into the stratosphere because of it. It’s a wonder that any of the main players have any time to do Sherlock these days, but it’s great that they do – it’s one of those real event TV moments. Anyway, on the eve of the new series, we managed to get hold of an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, which you can read after the jump. Continue reading

BBC announces Sherlock series 4 transmission date and new trailer

Standard
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 13:00:00 on 31/08/2016 - Programme Name: Sherlock - TX: n/a - Episode: Sherlock - early release Sept (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Dr John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN) - (C) Hartswood Films - Photographer: Todd Antony

 (C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Todd Antony

The roads we walk have demons hidden.
And yours have been waiting for a very long time.

And lo, it came to pass, that the great Sherlock machine whirred into life yesterday. It’s been a fantastically busy week for me this past seven days, so I’m behind on my reviews (Ängelby, The Missing). I’m doing a bit of catching up this morning, so I thought I’d put this out there: the first Sherlock trailer from series four, and a transmission date. Continue reading

BBC reveals Sherlock season four episode titles

Standard
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 13:00:00 on 31/08/2016 - Programme Name: Sherlock - TX: n/a - Episode: Sherlock - early release Sept (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Dr John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN) - (C) Hartswood Films - Photographer: Todd Antony

(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Todd Antony

I’m just catching up with a few things after a weekend away, and one of the things I was keeping half an eye on was the Sherlock convention in London. Usually during these things some announcements are made, and, right on cue, the BBC announced some episode titles for the upcoming fourth series. Not enormo news, granted, but episode titles do have a habit of letting us know what the stories might be. Continue reading

BBC releases first look image from Sherlock season four

Standard

sherlock-on-screen-modernAs we all know, Sherlock is just about the biggest crime drama in the world, its global reach now making it a colossus both here in the UK, in the US and in Asia and Europe. We’re headed for a fourth series in 2017, which will comprise three, feature-length episodes and all we know at the moment is that Toby Jones is set to play the main villain. Now we have our first image, which is over the jump and doesn’t contain any deerstalkers or moustaches or top hats or indeed any of the Victorian paraphernalia this year’s special used. Continue reading

Season four of Sherlock starts filming, adds Toby Jones to cast

Standard

mast-sherlock3-personality-icon-high-resSherlock is one of the biggest crime dramas in the world, aside from all the NCIS franchise business, and any news associated with it is big news. We know that series four – a three-episode series – will air out around Christmas time, and that one of the story strands will be John and Mary becoming parents for the first time. Other than that we know little. But now news reaches us that series four has started filming today and the the team has added Toby Jones (The Secret Agent, Marvellous, The Girl) to the cast.

Continue reading