Anyone know of a Sherlock support group?

I’m such a sucker for this type of behind-the-scenes stuff. Even though this was created leading up to the brilliant first season of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock, it just amplifies how much I continue to be amazed at the talent surrounding this production both in front of and behind the camera. Hope this […]

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A Hobbit video diary from Middle-earth (ok, New Zealand)

And so it begins, “In a hole, in the ground, there lived a Hobbit…“ Somehow, the seemingly interminable wait for the second series of Sherlock, Downton Abbey or Upstairs Downstairs doesn’t seem all that bad. Even the wait for the fourth series of the greatness of Being Human is ok when you stop and think […]

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Bloody Sherlock

You might remember the S1 “Great Game” cliffhanger ending with Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), quite possibly, meeting his match in arch-enemy, Moriarty. Pretty clear with all the press and hype for the upcoming next three installments that Sherlock is alive and well and back for more. With a welcome repeat of series one of Sherlock having just […]

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And the Emmy goes to….

With the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards having just been announced in Los Angeles, it’s nice to see so many programs that both you and I have talked about over the past year get the recognition they really deserve. Just a reminder, series 2 of Downton Abbey is set for a January 2012 premiere on […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy set to premiere

If you are in the UK, mark down the date of Friday, 16 September as the day a potential Oscar winning film premieres. For those in the U.S., clear out Friday, November 18 on your calendar for the same reason. Starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Atonement, Fortysomething), Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and […]

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I Claudius: HBO/BBC to re-make a classic

A mere 42 years after Robert Graves wrote I, Claudius, the BBC created television greatness with the 1976 classic of the same name, starring the brilliant Derek Jacobi as the Roman Emperor. Graves’ autobiography of the Roman Emperor Claudius, chronicled the history of the Roman Empire from Julius Caesar’s assassination to Caligula’s assassination. The original […]

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Vote! It's BAFTA time. Sherlock, Downton Abbey and more…

Doesn’t get any better than having a night to celebrate and pay tribute to the best television on television. It’s time again for the BAFTA’s, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Sunday, 22 May. This year is does nothing to disprove this theory in that you have several legitimate winners in virtually […]

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As filming begins, Steven Moffat reveals Sherlock inspiration

Cardiff, here we come It’s quite simple, really. Nothing more than a desire to place the mythical detective, Sherlock Holmes, in a new historical context. Prior to the initial series, Moffat, along with co-creator/co-writer, Mark Gatiss, repeatedly fielded questions concerning the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, a part that, until now, had traditionally been […]

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Sherlock 2: It begins

Fresh from what appears to be a very successful premiere of the new season of Doctor Who comes the long-awaited news for Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freeman/Steven Moffat/Mark Gatiss fans. Leave it to the genius of co-creators/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, to brilliantly solve Twitter and its 140 character limitations. Early Tuesday morning, the tweet from […]

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Frankenstein – 10 possible meanings to Shelley's masterpiece

While in London last month, post-BBC Showcase, we had the incredible good fortune to be able to see Frankenstein, which is currently at the National Theatre. Running through 2 May, this is THE impossible ticket to get at the moment as it is sold out throughout the entire run. In a nutshell, this was a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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