An article from today’s Independent newspaper about the US reception of Sherlock, with a highlighting of the editing of the series for broadcast by PBS.
Sue Vertue, Executive Producer of Sherlock at Hartswood Films, admitted she was the reluctant editing “Scissorhands”. “We had to cut eight minutes. The PBS episodes have to be 82 minutes because of sponsors announcements. It breaks your heart,” she told The Independent. “We try to cut the bits which aren’t essential to the story but they are often the lovely character scenes. We’ll see if we can avoid it next time.”
It’s worth noting the upcoming US DVD and Blu Ray release of Series two on May 22nd will feature the episodes in their uncut form, identical to the original UK broadcast.
Read the entire article here. Be aware the article contains a huge spoiler for the conclusion of Series two.