BFI MEMBERS: Ticket ballot for a screening of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes on 9th April with an introduction from Mark Gatiss. More info here.
"The magic of this film, I think, comes down to the writing of the dialogue by Wilder and his writing partner, Izzy Diamond. There are a number of conversations between Robert Stephens (Sherlock) and Colin Blakely (Watson) that are just like tiny symphonies. Every gag, every little annunciation or pause is poised perfectly and, watching it recently (it was a template of sorts for Stephen Moffat and me as we made our adaptation for the BBC) made me realise that Wilder and Diamond were among the best screenwriters in the world." - Mark Gatiss

BFI MEMBERS: Ticket ballot for a screening of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes on 9th April with an introduction from Mark Gatiss. More info here.

"The magic of this film, I think, comes down to the writing of the dialogue by Wilder and his writing partner, Izzy Diamond. There are a number of conversations between Robert Stephens (Sherlock) and Colin Blakely (Watson) that are just like tiny symphonies. Every gag, every little annunciation or pause is poised perfectly and, watching it recently (it was a template of sorts for Stephen Moffat and me as we made our adaptation for the BBC) made me realise that Wilder and Diamond were among the best screenwriters in the world." - Mark Gatiss

RTS – Sherlock: Anatomy of a Hit. What were everyone’s favourite scenes?

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Amongst the detailed look at the inception of Sherlock as a television series, the Royal Television Society event Sherlock: Anatomy of a Hit on Tuesday 4 March 2014 gave attendees the chance to hear the show’s creators reveal their favourite scenes from all three series, with the sequences played on the big screen. While the event was video recorded for release via the RTS website in the next week, we thought you might like to find out everyone’s favourite moments in advance.

Steven Moffat – The opening sequence of The Empty Hearse, because “Sherlock kisses Molly!” (stated with mock emotion, for the record).

Mark Gatiss – the concluding scenes of A Scandal in Belgravia, where Sherlock asks John for Irene’s phone. Mark also says the episode is his favourite overall.

Sue Vertue – Irene’s boomerang deduction from A Scandal in Belgravia, because of the ingenuity of the bed rising into shot.

Amanda Abbington – Sherlock and Jim’s confrontation over a cup of tea  at 221B in The Reichenbach Fall.

Ben Stephenson (Drama Controller, BBC One) – the reveal of Moriarty’s identity at the swimming pool in The Great Game.

Tom Sutcliffe (Panel host) – The point where Sherlock’s best man speech turns from car-crash to heartfelt in The Sign of Three.


Welcome to the third month of the year, and it’s time to crack the anagram for March 2014!
As usual Easy or Hard modes are available to unlock and download your desktop calendar.
Both answers relate to the pixelated image above in some way, but this time we’re looking forwards… You will of course have to use your skills of deduction to arrange the letters into the correct order to solve the Sherlock related anagram to gain access to the wallpaper download.
Head over to our website to begin.

Welcome to the third month of the year, and it’s time to crack the anagram for March 2014!

As usual Easy or Hard modes are available to unlock and download your desktop calendar.

Both answers relate to the pixelated image above in some way, but this time we’re looking forwards… You will of course have to use your skills of deduction to arrange the letters into the correct order to solve the Sherlock related anagram to gain access to the wallpaper download.

Head over to our website to begin.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!

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On this day…

February 28, 1922 - The United Kingdom accepts the independence of Egypt.

February 28, 1953 - James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA.

February 28, 1954 - The US performs an atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.

February 28, 1966 - The Cavern Club – famous as an early gig venue for The Beatles - closes in Liverpool.

February 28, 1983 - The final episode of M*A*S*H is broadcast in the USA, becoming the most watched television episode in history, with 125 million viewers in the U.S.

February 28, 1991 - The First Gulf War ends.

Read more events from this day at DatesinHistory.com.
BBC Worldwide hosts special publicity tour in Brazil with Mark Gatiss

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We’ve been sent the following press release by BBC Worldwide:

Acclaimed British screenwriter, producer and actor Mark Gatiss will be visiting Brazil in March in a special publicity tour for BBC Worldwide to talk about British drama including international TV sensation Sherlock and his work on global hit Doctor Who, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year.

Gatiss, who is the co-creator and executive producer of Sherlock which has sold to over 200 territories across the world, has been invited to speak at the prestigious Rio Content Market – an annual industry event for producers, TV content buyers and commissioners in Latin America.  At the conference, he will be giving a presentation on his career in British drama with a focus on Sherlock and also An Adventure in Space and Time – the drama about the genesis of Doctor Who which he wrote and produced last year as part of the brand’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. He will also talk about his work writing for and acting in various episodes of the sci-fi series.  The event will be hosted by TV journalist Liv Brandao and Brazilian stage director Claudio Botelho.

As part of the tour, Mark will also be meeting fans at two events specially organised by BBC Worldwide.  The first will be a screening of The Empty Hearse – the opening episode of the latest series of Sherlock, written by Gatiss and in which he stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes.  The screening will take place at Livraria Cultura (Cine Victoria) in Rio de Janeiro on Friday 14th March at 7pm.  As part of the event, Mark will take part in a Q and A and signing session with fans.

The second event will take place at Livraria Cultura (Shopping Iguatemi) in Sao Paulo at 7pm on Saturday 15th March.  Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions about Mark’s work Doctor Who, Sherlock and the recent drama An Adventure in Space and Time.  He will also take part in a limited signing of Sherlock and Doctor Who merchandise.  Further details of both events and how to obtain tickets will be released soon on www.doctorwho.tv/events. Details of the venues can be found at http://www.livrariacultura.com.br/

Commenting on the forthcoming tour Mark Gatiss says: “It’s fantastic that British TV is being enjoyed all across the world and I’m really looking forward to meeting Brazilian Doctor Who and Sherlock fans!”

Sherlock and Doctor Who have both seen notable growth in Latin America in the last year, with a huge number of fans engaging with both shows on social media.  The official Sherlock Facebook page has seen an 80% increase in the number of Brazilian fans in the last year and the Doctor Who page a 54% increase – the highest for any country in the world. Both series air on BBC HD and BBC Entertianment in Brazil which are pay-TV channel wholly owned and operated by BBC Worldwide.  They are also both available on Netflix Latin America.

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Get 10% off Sherlock, DVDs, T-shirts, mug & much more!
Our lovely friends at BBC Shop have given us a code to get 10% off Sherlock related items! All you need to do is visit the site place your order and then enter the code SHERLOCKED under ‘redeem a promotion’ code at checkout.
The offer ends 23.59GMT Friday 28th February 2014 so be quick!

Terms & Conditions
Discount code SHERLOCKED entitles you to 10% off your order at BBC Shop. Offer is not valid with any other promotional discount. BBC Shop reserves the right to change, amend or discontinue the offer at any time. No cash alternative. Products are available while stocks last. Free delivery to UK only. Offer ends 11.59pm Friday 28 February 2014. Standard BBC Shop Terms & Conditions apply. Promoter: BBC Worldwide Ltd. Contact (UK) 0844 846 1417 (charged at National rate) with any queries. See website for full Terms & Conditions.

Get 10% off Sherlock, DVDs, T-shirts, mug & much more!

Our lovely friends at BBC Shop have given us a code to get 10% off Sherlock related items! All you need to do is visit the site place your order and then enter the code SHERLOCKED under ‘redeem a promotion’ code at checkout.

The offer ends 23.59GMT Friday 28th February 2014 so be quick!

Terms & Conditions

Discount code SHERLOCKED entitles you to 10% off your order at BBC Shop. Offer is not valid with any other promotional discount. BBC Shop reserves the right to change, amend or discontinue the offer at any time. No cash alternative. Products are available while stocks last. Free delivery to UK only. Offer ends 11.59pm Friday 28 February 2014. Standard BBC Shop Terms & Conditions apply. Promoter: BBC Worldwide Ltd. Contact (UK) 0844 846 1417 (charged at National rate) with any queries. See website for full Terms & Conditions.

The Puppets from Glove And Boots focus on a subject close to Sherlock’s heart, grammar mistakes, in their latest video with a BBC Sherlock fan forum and Benedict Cumberbatch even getting a mention!

Two more official Sherlock posters from GB Posters!

Sherlock and John walking wall poster

Sherlock solo door poster

UPDATE: Use the code SHERLOCK at checkout to claim 10% off the poster price!

Here’s something that has been much requested - an official Sherlock wall poster from GB Posters!

Here’s something that has been much requested - an official Sherlock wall poster from GB Posters!