BBC reveals Sherlock season four episode titles

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,…

BBC releases first look image from Sherlock season four

As 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…

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

Sherlock 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…

The BBC releases details from season four of Sherlock

Today the BBC released the first details from the fourth series of Sherlock, which will (likely) premiere on its flagship channel, BBC1, on New Year’s Day 2017. (I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – 2017 is shaping up to be quite a year for crime drama fans.) The wheels of the promotional machines…

Review: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Friday 1st January, BBC1

If there’s one thing that marks the BBC’s Sherlock out from most previous TV adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective tales, it’s that the setting is contemporary; but the essential dynamic remains – the brilliant, perceptive but disconnected detective Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), and the warm, down-to-earth, compassionate companion, Dr John Watson (Martin Freeman).The modern…

The BBC reveals new, extended Sherlock trailer

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sherlock’s old timey one-off episode would broadcast on 1st January 2016, the BBC has released a new, extended trailer that luxuriates in its 19th century time and place, with Sherlock’s language pure, gothic Victoriana (Gatiss must have LOVED writing this). “Needs must when the devil drives” is a…

Sherlock Victorian one-off to air in UK and US on 1st January

Ever since it was announced that there was going to be a Victorian-themed one-off episode, there has been much speculation about Sherlock during the past few months. Fans wondered whether it was the previously modern series in fancy dress, but showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss confirmed that the special – to air before series…

BBC reveals new Sherlock trailer

At the end of the colossal and brilliant Great British Bake Off final on BBC1 last night (what must our US readers think? The country’s top-rating show is a cooking contest about baking cakes?), the channel sneaked in a new trailer for the upcoming one-off Victorian episode of Sherlock, to be screened at Christmas. It…

BBC releases first ‘Victorian’ Sherlock trailer

Anything Sherlock related is big news and there has been a flurry of activity within the confines of 221b Baker Street during the past few days, or San Diego’s Comic-Con to be precise. As fans of crime drama you must know by now that this Christmas episode (as Steven Moffat has confirmed it will be)…

Review: Elementary (S3 E24/24), Tuesday 2nd June, Sky Living

So, we come to the end of a season in which the most dramatic plot-lines have been devoted not to Holmes, but to his detective protégés Joan Watson and Kitty Winter. In Controlled Descent, the spotlight is back on Sherlock; but will this mark his Reichenbach Falls moment, or some more metaphorical fall?   

Review: Elementary (S3 E23/24), Tuesday 26th May, Sky Living

Someone on the Elementary writing team sure likes bees. From a single mention in the Conan Doyle canon of the retired Holmes taking up bee-keeping, Elementary’s Sherlock has developed an obsession with the pollinating pests that borders on the obsessive. So, we’re long overdue for this apicultural episode, in which colony collapse turns to murder. …