ICYMI - We’re delighted to announce the return of our exclusive Sherlock episode trailers with our movie style (and spoiler-free!) trailer for S3E1: The Empty Hearse, created for us by the exceptionally talented Lee Dawson.

If you weren’t able to see Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington being bamboozled by Derren Brown on Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer telethon last night, you can watch the full thing above!



On this day…

September 8 1504 - Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.

September 8 1664 - The British receive New Amsterdam from the Dutch, and later rename it to New York.

September 8 1943 - Italy surrenders to the allied forces during the Second World War.

September 8 1944 - London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.

September 8 1966 - Star Trek makes its debut on NBC-TV.

Read more events from this day at DatesInHistory.com.

New BBC One Sherlock trailer in honour of the series’ success at the Emmy’s!

Sherlock: The Network is out now for Android!


You ask, you get – Sherlock: The Network, the hugely popular iOS game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss has arrived on Android devices at last!

The basic version of the Android App is available for FREE in the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play, and as of today it is now also free on iOS devices.

The free version grants you access to the first two cases of the game – to continue to play to the end, in app purchases are available for cases 3-6 and 7-10 (£1.49 each) or 3-10 (£1.99).

In addition, an exclusive bonus bundle offer in the Amazon Appstore includes cases 1-6 for free for a limited time between 6-20 August.

Sherlock: The Network has also made its Chinese language debut, with an iOS version available in Apple App Store right now – a Chinese language release will be coming soon for Android.

So Android users – time to join The Network and get cracking cases at last! Search Sherlock The Network on your store to get downloading!

Read our review of Sherlock: The Network.

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.

Richard III - Review

Newly opened at Trafalgar Studios in the heart of London, Jamie Lloyd’s thrilling, chaotic, and bloody production of William Shakespeare’s portrait of clawing yet aspirational villainy stars Martin Freeman as the deformed and homicidal monarch, alongside a superb ensemble cast.

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Sherlock returns for one-off special AND Series 4


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.

Fargo - Review


This review contains some spoilers for the complete ten episode mini-series.

Minnesota Nice meets jet black comedy, with a liberal dose of bloody violence.

That was the greatest tonal takeaway from Fargo, the Coen Brothers Oscar winning 1996 film. The movie lasted for a scant 94 minutes, leaving a few threads deliberately hanging to suggest the pointlessness of the spiralling criminal endeavour we had seen unfold, but ultimately keeping its narrative compact and indeed complete by the close. There was no real reason to suggest this story had anywhere else to go, so the announcement of a ten episode limited mini-series based upon the world of the film was one of the more intriguing announcements by FX Networks in late 2013. The addition of Martin Freeman in a leading role in an American cable television series naturally secured our eager attention come broadcast in mid-April 2014.

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'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.