Here’s the high resolution cover art for the brand new official behind the scenes book Sherlock: Chronicles, just revealed by Ebury Publishing. Pre-order on Amazon UK.

Here’s the high resolution cover art for the brand new official behind the scenes book Sherlock: Chronicles, just revealed by Ebury Publishing.

Pre-order on Amazon UK.

The latest new arrival from GB Posters - a stunning 47cm x 67cm metallic poster depicting Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock!
Use the code Sherlock25 at checkout to claim 25% off until 23:59BST on Sunday 20 July 2014!

The latest new arrival from GB Posters - a stunning 47cm x 67cm metallic poster depicting Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock!

Use the code Sherlock25 at checkout to claim 25% off until 23:59BST on Sunday 20 July 2014!

HAPPY 38TH BIRTHDAY BENEDICT!

On this day…

July 19 1545 - The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth.

July 19 1553 - Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having that title for just nine days.

July 19 1877 - The first Wimbledon tennis championships are held.

July 19 1879 - Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.

July 19 1941 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launches his “V for Victory” campaign.

July 19 1957 - Don Bowden becomes the first American to break the 4 minute mile.

July 19 1965 - Shooting begins on the second pilot for Star Trek - “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”

July 19 1967 – ‘All You Need Is Love‘ by The Beatles is number one on the UK music charts.

July 19 1969 - Apollo 11 begins orbiting the Moon.

Read more events from this day at DatesInHistory.com.
Sherlock returns for one-off special AND Series 4

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Sherlock, the hit BBC One drama produced by Hartswood Films, will return to screens for a Special, followed by a series of three new episodes.

The last series saw Sherlock’s life change a lot – he returned from the dead, his best friend John Watson married Mary Morstan and he met his match in Charles Augustus Magnussen. After the briefest of exiles, Sherlock came back only to face one of his biggest mysteries yet. Why is Moriarty’s face being broadcast on every television in the land?

Speaking about the return of the series, co-creator, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said: “A special, plus a new series of three episodes - it’s a record-breaking run!!  Of course, it’s far too early to say what’s coming, but we’re reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you’d expect ….”

Co-creator, writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss adds: “Series Four! At last ! It’s always special to return to ‘Sherlock’ but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing…a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before…The whole ‘Sherlock’ team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on - again!”

Sue Vertue, Executive Producer, Hartswood Films says: “It’s taken a little while to get the dates sorted as none of the boys are exactly sitting back twiddling their thumbs but there was unanimous goodwill to make this work so we’re thrilled  that 221b is going to be inhabited again.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One says: “It’s a very good day in the life of a BBC One Controller when you can announce Sherlock will return for a special plus a new three part series . Massive thanks to Sue Vertue and Hartswood Films for pulling this off, it’s no mean feat pinning down some of this country’s most brilliant and in demand actors and writers.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama says: “Steven and Mark are ready to unleash the most shocking and surprising series of Sherlock yet. The only thing to expect is the unexpected…”

Sherlock is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock is produced by Sue Vertue and the executive producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece.  Shooting on the special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year.

Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning.

Welcome to the seventh month of the year, and you are cordially invited to crack the anagram for July 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.
Head over to our website to begin.

Welcome to the seventh month of the year, and you are cordially invited to crack the anagram for July 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.

Head over to our website to begin.

HAPPY 51ST BIRTHDAY RUPERT!

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On this day…

June 30 1859 - French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

June 30 1894 - Tower Bridge in London first opens.

June 30 1908 - The Tunguska impact event occurs in Siberia.

June 30 1936 – ‘Gone With the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell is published.

June 30 1977 - Virginia Wade wins the Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon, the last British champion at the All England Club to date.

June 30 1990 - East and West Germany merge their economies.

June 30 1997 - The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.

June 30 1997 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is published in the UK.

Read more events from this day at DatesInHistory.com.

New licensees for BBC Worldwide’s Sherlock

From ToyWorldMag.co.uk:

Following the success of BBC drama Sherlock, BBC Worldwide has announced a series of deals with key licensees in the UK across a range of new product.

Underground Toys, producer of the new Doctor Who plush,home and gifting ranges will now create Sherlock action, mini and plush figures, Mr Potato Head and bobble heads. The collection continues with badges, bookmarks, door hangers, lanyards, stickers, ties, tote bags, travel mugs, wallets, travel pass holders, wrist bands, bottle opener, cuff links, heat reveal mugs, figural mugs, ice cube trays, doormats, bookends, glassware, cookie jar, tea towel, key rings, money box, tin signs, mobile devise cases and messenger bags. A series of adult and mystery 1000-piece puzzles by Paul Lamond Games has been confirmed, and Dreamtex will introduce bedding including duvet covers, cushions, towels and fleece blankets to the range.

Winning Moves will turn its winning hands to Sherlock Top Trumps and Playing Cards (both as single skus and as a tin gift set) and will renew Cluedo. BBC Worldwide announced last month other key licensing partnerships including posters from GB Posters, calendars from Danilo, Cluedo from Winning Moves, T-shirts from cult TV t-shirt designer Dark Bunny Tees and fan gifting lines from Titan – all contributing to the universal appeal of the Sherlock brand.

Sherlock: Chronicles - coming October 23 2014

Pre-order Sherlock: Chronicles, the new official behind the scenes book - coming October 23 2014.

Packed with exclusive unseen material, including all-new interviews with the cast and crew, this is Sherlock from the ground up: from story and script development to casting, sets, costumes, props, music and more. Each episode of the spectacular three series is remembered by those who made it, from the show’s dazzling debut in A Study in Pink to this year’s breathtaking finale, His Last Vow.

Featuring over 500 images of concept artwork, photographs, costume and set designs, and more, Chronicles is the ultimate celebration for Sherlock fans everywhere.

Cover art has yet to be revealed, so stay tuned for more information in the future.

Pre-order now on Amazon UK.

International delivery rates from Amazon UK.

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.
Head over to our website to begin.

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.

Head over to our website to begin.

'Martin' and 'Benedict' as painted by none other than Una Stubbs, and displayed as part of the Royal Academy summer exhibition!
Via BBC News.

'Martin' and 'Benedict' as painted by none other than Una Stubbs, and displayed as part of the Royal Academy summer exhibition!

Via BBC News.