Thursday evening was the re- opening of the iconic Sherlock Holmes Pub in London and it was the place to be if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan. Fifty key people from the Sherlockian world were invited to celebrate the major refurbishment. The pub is one of the most visited places on the Holmes trail for any fans coming to London and Sue and the team have done a great job updating it.
October 17 Birthday Astrology
Complex and complicated, Libras born on October 17 understand the need to suffer in order to obtain wisdom. These creative people seek expression through artistic means, though their head and heart may often be in conflict. They must follow a circuitous route to their destiny, forced to learn important life-lessons along the way.
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We’ve actually added three wallpapers now featured in ‘Sherlock’ to the Props area of the site…
221B Living Room: http://www.sherlockology.com/props/wallpaper-living-room
221B Hallway: http://www.sherlockology.com/props/wallpaper-hall
Brixton Crime Scene: http://www.sherlockology.com/props/wallpaper-brixton-crime
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We have added that same banner effect recently on our episode pages, so it now includes an image gallery of key scenes featured in each episode: http://www.sherlockology.com/episodes
The official press pass holders, Always 1895, broke the news last night that after huge pressure from fans, we have added a third team to the debate. The fans have argued that although there hasn’t been a major ‘traditional’ adaptation of Holmes in the last decade, the ongoing and enduring influence of, at very least the Granada series with Jeremy Brett, should have a voice. Team 3 brings together ‘The Traditional Adaptations’ and whilst the ITV series is the most iconic, will also include team members from several adaptations that stay very close to the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
Team 3 if you like will set the benchmark against which the other two teams can put forward their arguments. Team 3 will be led by Nick Briggs who plays Holmes in a major new audio adaptation of Holmes being released this month. Nick is probably best known as the voice of the Daleks and Cybermen from Dr.Who and has played Holmes before in the theatre. He has an intricate and recent knowledge of traditional adaptations and we look forward to Nick’s comments in the run up to the debate.
There is no question that traditional adaptations (done well) add value to the legacy of Holmes whenever they are broadcast as they are simply communicating the original stories in a new medium. The argument that the other two teams have to get across is that the changes from the original that they have are outweighed by other factors – interest, excitement, celebrity, reach and a host of other things I am sure the teams are already working on.
Always 1895 will be revealing the team members as they are confirmed – as you can imagine, there are several heavyweights in the Holmes world that come from the traditionalist camp.
There are a few days to join the The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate Facebook page where the 80 audience places will be released in October. There are around 400 members now but we expect that number to increase a lot with the introduction of team 3.
Please remember the debate is supporting two important causes – Save Undershaw and BAFTA for Jeremy Brett - please check out their sites and join/like their pages on Facebook (Undershaw Trust on Facebook) (BAFT4JB on Facebook).
If you spread a net wider than just exclusive interest in Sherlock’s cast and crew, you are probably well aware that Mark Gatiss - co-creator, writer and all round Mycroft Holmes – is an excellent and authoritative speaker on the horror genre. In 2010 he and Jonathan Rigby worked together on a three part documentary series for BBC 4 entitled ‘A History of Horror’, that examined screen horror from the early 1920’s up to John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ in 1978. When we spotted Mark and Jonathan would be in conversation at the Barbican Centre in early October on the subject, along with a film screening of a classic 1971 horror named ‘Daughters of Darkness’, we immediately got hold of some tickets to attend.
As expected, the evening was an informative, personal and at times highly amusing experience. Jonathan effectively led the debate, acting as question master to Mark, who in turn took a theme and ran with it, liberally sprinkling trivia, anecdotes and general humour throughout.
Last week the world’s largest unofficial fan site for BBC’s Sherlock, Sherlockology, went live, with tens of thousands of visitors in the first 24 hours. A quick look through the site and you can see why. They have a huge amount of information about the BBC series, which enlisted an immediate response from the show’s producers within hours of the site going live.
In term’s of The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate the timing couldn’t have been better as now the team behind Sherlockology have thrown their considerably large hat in the ring and joined the BBC team. This is important for the BBC as last week we announced that I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere joined the Guy Ritchie team with their access to some of the film’s advisers.
One of the Sherlockology team commented about the debate as they joined:
“The timing is excellent with ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ coming out in December, and the second series of BBC ‘Sherlock’ broadcasting in early 2012 – with the first episode having a press preview in early December.”
The first statement of intent came out at the weekend from award winning writer Alistair Duncan who drew the battle lines on two key issues – Fidelity (how true to the original the adaptations are) and New Fans and profile. On his Sherlockian Blog Alistair argues that the debate will be a very close run thing. Alistair is one of the world’s leading experts on Holmes and Conan Doyle. This year his book, The Norwood Author picked up the coveted 2011 Howlett Literary award (Sherlock Holmes Book of the Year). He knows his BBC Sherlock too. When the BBC contacted the London Society to suggest an expert to comment on the new adaptation, on the morning of the airing of the first episode it was Duncan that was interviewed on BBC 5 live.
What is important for the BBC team is that Sherlockology bring a depth of knowledge to the debate that is unsurpassed. From cast to wardrobe, scripts to locations, the site covers every possible aspect of the series and will help the team with the specifics. It will be interesting to see how the Films team responds this week.
Please remember the debate is supporting two important causes – Save Undershaw and BAFTA for Jeremy Brett - please check out their sites and join their pages on Facebook (Undershaw Trust on Facebook).
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Wikipedia only lists the USA date, which has been stated as May for some months - yesterday it was officially announced that PBS Masterpiece will be premiering Sherlock Series 2 on May 6 2012.
January is the heavily spoken about broadcast date for the UK.
Members of the cast have been saying its due then, but the BBC Press Office has yet to say anything completely official.
That would definitely have been Sherlock filming in June, they were on Hound Tor and it is a prominent location in S2E2 - The Hounds of Baskerville.
The premiere of Benedict’s new film ‘Wreckers’, also starring Claire Foy and Shaun Evans, will be held at the 55th BFI London Film Festival this Sunday, 16th October at 6:30pm.
It is to be part of the line up in the “New British Cinema” category and will also be screened on Tuesday, 18th October, 3.30pm and Friday, 21st October, 9.00pm. To see more details, you can visit the film’s page on the official Festival website HERE
Although all three screenings are now sold out, a little bird told us there would likely be a week’s release of ‘Wreckers’ in London mid-December and hopefully spreading after that. Once the film gets a general release on to cinema screens it will also go on the Artificial Eye streaming site for online viewing.
This is yet to be confirmed by any official announcement, however for those who aren’t able to make the festival screenings it is worth keeping an eye out for this later on in the year.
Sherlockology will be attending the film premiere and posting a full report and review. We will of course keep you updated as and when we hear of any further information.
In the meantime, we have three ‘exclusive’ screen shots of Benedict in this upcoming film, to wet your appetite….
BBC DRAMA ‘SHERLOCK’ & GUY RICHIE’S MOVIE ‘SHERLOCK HOLMES’ GO HEAD TO HEAD IN ‘THE GREAT SHERLOCK HOLMES DEBATE’
“Oh, look at you lot. You’re all so vacant. Is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing.”
Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘Sherlock’, 2010)
Under the rain sodden clouds of the London sky, two men hail a black cab outside 221b Baker Street; the brilliant and unique Consulting Detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend, colleague and confidant John Watson, a doctor who served in the British army during the war in Afghanistan. They’re on their way to a crime scene. Scotland Yard has a case on their hands they cannot solve, and when that happens they always know just whom they need to go to.
Watching ‘What’s Your Number?’ can only be compared to watching a film like ‘Apollo 13’. We don’t mean to say it is big budget, effects driven and Oscar winning; it’s just you know exactly what’s going to happen before you’ve even sat down to watch the movie.
The boys really are on their way back to our screens and here’s the first official promotional photo released to prove it.
Without the London backdrop, our skills of deduction suggest to us this was taken during the making of ‘The Hounds of Baskerville’ (Written by Mark Gatiss, Directed by Paul McGuigan and guest starring Russell Tovey.) Although this was the first episode to be filmed, it will appear as the second episode in Series 2.
Welcome back Sherlock and John - we have missed you!
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We will indeed be updating with Series 2 content (after it has aired of course to avoid spoilers) but we also have much more information on Series 1 we will be adding in the future, so please visit us again soon.
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