RTS – Sherlock: Anatomy of a Hit. What were everyone’s favourite scenes?
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.
Sherlock wins two at the RTS Programme Awards 2012
Sherlock has won two awards from two nominations at The Royal Television Society Programme Awards overnight, at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. As well as being named Best Drama Series against Call the Midwife and Line of Duty, Steven Moffat also won the Best Writer - Drama award for his work on S2E1: A Scandal in Belgravia.
The RTS judges commented that Sherlock took Best Drama as it was "brilliant, intelligent and different - a masterclass in every aspect of film-making that has truly elevated the genre", while Steven Moffat’s writing was "inventive, witty and fizzed along", in a script featuring "gloriously unpredictable and assured storytelling."
You can read the full list of winners on the Royal Television Society website. The nominated individuals and productions were formed from work and programming shown during 2012.
The Awards honour excellence in key genres of television programming, from children’s to drama, entertainment and soaps, to comedy performance and documentaries, covering both national and regional output. Held annually, the RTS Programme Awards aim to recognise the work of exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams, as well as celebrating the programmes themselves.
Sherlock nominated at the RTS Programme Awards 2012
Sherlock has received two nominations from The Royal Television Society this morning. The nominated productions are formed from UK programming shown during 2012.
Sherlock’s two nomination categories, and the other contenders in them, are:
Call the Midwife - Neal Street Productions for BBC One
Line of Duty - World Productions for BBC Two
Sherlock - Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One
Writer - Drama
Read more on the nominations on our website
Robert Jones - Murder - Touchpaper TV for BBC Two
Jed Mercurio - Line of Duty - World Productions for BBC Two
Steven Moffat - Sherlock - Hartswood Films for BBC Wales in co-production with Masterpiece for BBC One
Beryl Vertue given Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Beryl Vertue, founder of Hartswood Films, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s RTS Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
We posted this last night as the news broke, you can now read the full story here.