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Sherlock Holmes in his study - Look and Learn History Picture Library. Believe in Sherlock (sherlock_bsi) I Believe In Sherlock Holmes/Moriarty Is Real. #BelieveInSherlock. The Week in TV: Sherlock, The Golden Globe Awards and Stargazing Live - video. Sherlock producer says TV gives too much weight to ratings. Beryl Vertue at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards 2012, where she collected the Harvey Lee award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting and spoke out against the focus on overnight ratings.

Sherlock producer says TV gives too much weight to ratings

Photograph: Can Nguyen/Capital Pictures Beryl Vertue, the founder and chairman of the independent producer responsible for BBC1 hit Sherlock, has accused the television industry of focusing too much on failure and urged it to ignore overnight ratings and to concentrate on other measures of success including audience appreciation. Sherlock - The Reichenbach Fall: live chat. When PBS advertised an advance screening in New York of the second season of the BBC's masterful reinvention of the Sherlock Holmes novels, a staggering 10,000 people applied for tickets.

Sherlock - The Reichenbach Fall: live chat

Fans of the show came from all over the United States on the promise of an appearance by the star of the show Benedict Cumberbatch. This series of Sherlock has drawn record audiences for PBS's Sunday night Masterpiece Mystery slot. The first episode in the three-ep season drew 3.2m viewers, more than double the average of PBS's primetime rating. And the best is to come: an explosive season finale, The Reichenbach Fall, airs on PBS Sunday night. And we guarantee that you'll want to talk about it all day Monday. Moffat is also a director of Hartswood Films, which produces Sherlock for the BBC and WGBH Boston.

Holmes victory: detective depicted on big and small screen 254 times. The blog of Dr. John. H. Watson. Sherlock (TV Series 2010–  Martin Freeman. Early life Martin Freeman was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, the youngest of five children.

Martin Freeman

His parents, Philomena (née Norris) and Geoffrey Freeman, a naval officer, separated when Freeman was a child, and when Freeman was ten, Geoffrey died of a heart attack.[4][5] Freeman attended the Salesian School, Chertsey before attending Brooklands College for media studies.[6] His elder brother Tim became a musician with the group Frazier Chorus. Freeman was raised as a Roman Catholic. Although his family was not strict in their religious practices, his religion had a profound influence on him.

As a child, he was asthmatic, and had to undergo a hip operation for what he has described as a "dodgy leg".[7][8] Career He began to move into more serious dramatic roles on television with his appearance as Lord Shaftesbury in the 2003 BBC historical drama Charles II: The Power and The Passion. Personal life Filmography Films Television Awards and nominations References External links. Benedict Cumberbatch. Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (19 July 1976) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor.

Benedict Cumberbatch

He has received two Olivier Award nominations winning one for Best Actor, four BAFTA nominations, two Emmy Award nominations, two SAG Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination, among several others. In November 2013, he was honoured by BAFTA Los Angeles[5] with a Britannia Award for "British Artist of the Year" for his "masterful performances in television, film and theatre. "[6] In March 2014, Cumberbatch was included in The Sunday Times "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list citing him as the "next Sir Laurence Olivier. Early life After graduating at Harrow, he took a gap year to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.[21] He then attended the University of Manchester, where he studied drama.[22] After graduating, he continued his training as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1] Career Theatre Television Film.

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Hartswood Films

A fansite dedicated to BBC Sherlock. Sherlock (TV series) Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

Sherlock (TV series)

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Nine episodes have been produced, the first three of which aired in 2010. Series two aired in 2012, and a third series aired in 2014. BBC One - Sherlock. Sartorial style of Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes points the way for British men. Sherlock's 'death': your theories. Greatcoat billowing in the breeze, Sherlock stepped gracefully from the rooftop edge on Sunday night and began his plummet towards earth.

Sherlock's 'death': your theories

John Watson watched in horror – and at home 8 million BBC1 viewers did much the same. The Sherlock effect: teapot sales surge. Ali Miller's tea set makes a guest appearance in Sherlock.

The Sherlock effect: teapot sales surge

Photograph: BBC It was a key scene in Sunday night's Sherlock. After evading justice for the crime of the century, the master detective's nemesis had popped round to Baker Street for a gloat. As he revealed how he'd got away with it, Sherlock poured him a cup of tea from a most striking teapot – and designer Ali Miller suddenly had a hit on her hands. In praise of … Sherlock Holmes. Steven Moffat: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes villains like no other. Jeremy Brett in Granada's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Photograph: ITV / Rex Features Everyone knows he was the arch villain – the Napoleon of crime – dashing about in the fog with an evil laugh and probably a sword stick.

Steven Moffat: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes villains like no other

But, like most things everyone knows about Sherlock Holmes, it's not quite true. Sherlock finale: your verdict on The Great Game. When Steven Moffat tweeted that this first run of Sherlock peaked with the very last scene, he wasn't just trying to keep watching 'til the end.

Sherlock finale: your verdict on The Great Game

With snipers, explosives and trigger-fingers this was more devilish than a Spooks cliffhanger - it's as though Moffat and Mark Gatiss were worried that the show wouldn't be recommissioned. And while that seems highly unlikely, a perverse part of me almost doesn't want the show to come back so the ending can be preserved forever. First though, a little housekeeping. Three stories in and we see the continuity blend together, the series hitting its stride just as it ends. We see Watson's blog beginning to make ripples around London, mirroring his dispatches from the books, and cross-stitching in the series' own mythos. It was also nice to see Lestrade and Co back. And so to this week's episode. It certainly made last week's lurching story The Blind Banker feel like filler.

TV review: Sherlock. 'Ask me what that is," I say to my girlfriend, nodding at my new purchase, a small tree in a pot on the patio. I've been hoping she'd ask me of her own accord, but it's been a few days and she hasn't, almost certainly on purpose – to hurt my feelings. "Go on then, what is it? " she sighs. "Ah ha," I say, whipping out the magnifying glass I just happen to have about my person. I make a play of examining the evidence, the dark green shiny leaves, the smell that comes off when I crush one in my fingers. "Vicky! " TV ratings – 8 August: Sherlock ends with 7.3m viewers. Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. Photograph: BBC/Hartswood Films The critically acclaimed drama Sherlock ended with more than 7.3 million viewers on BBC1 and BBC HD on Sunday, 8 August.

The modern take on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic had 7.006 million viewers on BBC1 between 9pm and 10.30pm, a 29.9% share of the audience, with another 325,000 viewers watching on BBC HD, according to overnight figures. Its combined audience of 7.331 million narrowly failed to beat the show's highest audience of its three-part run, the 7.533 million viewers who watched its opening episode two weeks ago. Five main terrestrial analogue networks. Sherlock and the strange case of the missing commissioning team. Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe. Sherlock: BBC will not remove nude scenes for 7pm repeat. The BBC will not edit out nude scenes from the new series of Sherlock when the hit drama is repeated from 7pm this weekend on digital channel BBC3, despite more than 100 complaints from viewers.

The footage of actress Lara Pulver, who plays dominatrix Irene Adler, led to criticism from the Daily Mail for showing the scenes before the 9pm watershed. Sherlock was broadcast on BBC1 over 90 minutes from 8.10pm on Sunday. By Wednesday morning, the BBC had received 102 complaints about Sherlock, relating to inappropriate scenes broadcast before the watershed. In the New Year's Day episode, A Scandal in Belgravia, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes meets his match in the form of Adler, who is naked when they first meet. However, thanks to the camera angles and Pulver's carefully placed arms and hands, viewers do not see her completely naked. • To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email or phone 020 3353 3857. Sherlock's nude 'dominatrix' says she found role 'empowering' Sherlock: Lara Pulver, pictured with Benedict Cumberbatch, says she found her role 'empowering'.

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