Very occasionally a new drama comes along that really makes you sit up and take notice. For many reading this, Sherlock was one such series. From the opening scenes of the very first episode, you knew it was different. Taking a totally fresh approach to a tried and tested genre, it was incredibly smart and boasted a sharp script with a complex narrative, applied a highly unique and innovative visual style, not to mention sourced some of the most talented British actors working today. The BBC had certainly struck gold with Sherlock and to say the same of Dominic Mitchell’s BAFTA winning post zombie apocalypse drama In the Flesh on BBC Three and BBC America, would not be an exaggeration.
After a slight delay, welcome to the sixth month of the year, and you are cordially invited to crack the anagram for June 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. 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.
First aired in 2001, the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers is considered to be one of the most definitive portrayals of the Second World War to have been produced. Following the paratroopers of Easy Company, part of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army, the ten part series details their journey from training in the United States to the final race to capture Hitler’s Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany, while also within the entirety of the second episode featuring the events of June 6 1944 - D-Day.
Re-watching the mini-series now is a very different experience from watching on its first airing nearly thirteen years ago, chiefly thanks to the recognition of so many now familiar faces amongst the cast, appearing in small roles who simply did not register at the time - by way of example, Simon Pegg, Tom Hardy and James McAvoy are three now very famous faces in the drama who at the time were complete unknowns. And another, and the one we’re chiefly concerned with here, is Andrew Scott.
Even though Andrew has since called the atmosphere on the Band of Brothers set 'awful', his role in the second episode of the series ‘Day of Days’ is critical to the thematic weight of the drama. As Private John ‘Cowboy’ Hall(s), he is the first to fall (quite literally) under the direct command of Lieutenant Richard Winters, as played by Damian Lewis, our ostensible protagonist throughout the series. And as the events of the day progress, he becomes the first man to die under Winters’ command, weighing on the latter’s mind while becoming the first of similar casualties to come in the remaining episodes.
At that initial viewing at broadcast all those years ago, this young unknown actor could be seen as an expression of the anonymity of those who fought on the day decades ago, but re-watching the episode now, with a body of further work that has brought him to far greater attention, gives a completely different experience and affords the drama a far greater impact when viewed through the prism of reality, on this day 70 years since the operation took place.
On first glance all these years later, those men who fought and died have become somewhat anonymous to all of us who have come afterwards, a name on a wall or simply a statistic - but when you later recognise someone shown recreating these events in incredibly visceral clarity, someone who was once anonymous to you but are now familiar with, you can more fully appreciate the enormous sacrifice that incredible generation gave. No one who gave their life in such circumstances deserves to be unknown.
Sherlock inspired jewellery and accessories now available on Sherlockabilia
Nearly a year to the day after we launched our online store, we’re excited to announce a range of new Sherlock inspired and handcrafted pieces from Honeybourne Jewellery are now on sale via sherlockabilia.com.
Exclusively designed by Sophie Honeybourne for Sherlockology, the range is priced from £26 and includes pendants, cufflinks and a pin, all cast from solid oxidised sterling silver. All are inspired by the iconic front door to Sherlock Holmes’ home address and feature the phrase ‘If lost please return to… 221b Baker Street’.
In addition, the showpiece item in the range is a detailed replica pendant of the 221B front door cast from sterling silver with 18ct gold gilt on the door numbers, knocker and letterbox, hanging from a sterling silver rope chain and priced at £94.99. One of the initial sample test pieces of this design was gifted to Sherlock Producer Sue Vertue, and she was seen wearing it at press events during the promotion of Sherlock Series Three.
You can find links to all items in the new Honeybourne Jewellery Sherlock range on Sherlockabilia.com below. All items are available for shipping worldwide.
Coming very soon is Delicious, a bittersweet and darkly comic romance that stars Sherlock’s Louise Brealey. The film is produced by Michael Price - music composer for Sherlock – and he has also composed the beautifully warm, lilting, bubbly and French-flavoured score for Delicious.
Three years ago today we opened our Twitter account and posted our first status, and thus Sherlockology was born, a few days before filming began on the second series of Sherlock.
From there on we opened our other accounts (including this Tumblr page), built and launched the first version of our website, and waited for Sherlock to return to our screens in early 2012, all while continually being amazed at how much that little social media account had grown even though the series was not airing on television.
Three years later, with two series of Sherlock behind us and more to come in the future, we have to take stock and extend our huge thanks to everyone that has followed and supported us, whether you have been here since the beginning or have only just discovered us.