Lovely interview with Sherlock composer Michael Price on the M Magazine website. Read the full article here.
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.
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.
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!
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Two more official Sherlock posters from GB Posters!
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!
Last chance to vote for us in the Shorty Awards for best fansite! We’re currently in 5th place with 1D and Justin Bieber fan accounts taking the lead….
Voting closes 11.59EST. If you are on twitter please consider voting for us :o)
Sherlock Series Three is over, and Series Four is waiting in the future. But in the meantime, to tide us all over in the hiatus, something exciting is coming later this year.
SHERLOCKED, the first ever official Sherlock convention dedicated to our favourite BBC series, will take place in 2014 over 3 days. The event will be run by Massive Events in association with Hartswood Films and Showmasters Ltd - a combination of the talents of specialist producers in dedicated fan conventions and the hugely experienced team behind the renowned London Film & Comic Con, and the Sherlock production team. In addition, it is intended to take place in Europe and in the USA.
With this level of behind the scenes experience, SHERLOCKED already looks to be an unprecedented event for fans of the series to attend. The convention has been in the planning since the middle of 2013 ahead of this announcement, and will feature activities, star guests from the cast and crew, talks, photo shoots, autograph sessions and plenty more!
Sherlock’s producer Sue Vertue exclusively told us: "We’re very excited to be announcing our first official Sherlock convention for later in the year, aptly named SHERLOCKED. Massive Events have been pestering me for ages to get a date for this in the schedule but we wanted to make sure that we had the time and energy to make it a great, high quality and fun event, and now we have! Watch this space."
Full details on SHERLOCKED will be revealed in the near future, including dates, locations and venues, and of course the cast and crew that will be attending the convention.
To be among the first to know all that information when it is revealed, head to Massive Events website right now and register your details. You can also follow the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the event, and Sherlockology will be bringing you all the news on this exciting event as it is announced.
About Ready to be #Sherlocked?
Sherlockology has known about the work to get an official convention off the ground for a long time. We first spoke with Massive Events back in 2012 when many fans were asking us to organise a convention for Sherlock, following the release of Series Two. We are not event organisers and prefer to leave that sort of thing to the people who are experts in the field - we felt that if a Sherlock convention was to go ahead, it had to be the best it could be. The one thing we were absolutely certain about was that it had to be official, with the makers of the series involved, so we introduced Massive Events to Hartswood Films and since the middle of 2013 both companies have been working their magic together to bring SHERLOCKED into existence.
We were excited to spend the past week running a teaser campaign across our social media platforms leading to this long awaited announcement. In keeping with the name of the convention, the teasers took inspiration from the famous unlock screen of Irene Adler’s phone in S2E1 A Scandal in Belgravia, with quotes taken from that episode featuring blocked out letters in the style of her password. When each pair of these letters was rearranged come the final day of the teaser campaign, it spelt out CONVENTION. Some extremely clever people worked it out two days ago on Wednesday - if that was you, a truly hearty round of applause.