Sherlock v. Doctor Who – WWE Smackdown?

With all the world aglow this week with the news that Doctor Who has been commissioned for another 14 episodes and still euphoric over the knowledge that Sherlock 2 is currently in production, it doesn’t seem to be all happy fun time at the BBC Television Centre these days. What started out as a seemingly […]

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Sherlock, Frankenstein, now Bard the Bowman, maybe?

In 2010, BBC and PBS viewers were treated to a totally brilliant performance as a 21st century Sherlock. 2011 brought an equally as brilliant but shorter stint at the National Theatre in the duel, alternating daily, role as Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature. With filming currently taking place for the Mark Gatiss/Steven Moffat creation, Sherlock 2, word […]

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BBC, PBS' Masterpiece have Great Expectations

With 2012 marking the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth (be easier if someone would just say 200th  anniversary), the BBC and PBS’ Masterpiece series have teamed up and commissioned a new adaptation of Dickens’ classic, Great Expectations. According to the BBC, filming will begin in July in London with Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) starring as […]

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Happy Birthday, Arthur Conan Doyle, it's a BAFTA for Sherlock!

How appropriate. It was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday. At a mere 152, he certainly would have enjoyed Sherlock’s BAFTA award for Best Drama series last night besting Downton Abbey, Misfits and the brilliance of Being Human. Along with the series win, Martin Freeman won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Doctor Watson in […]

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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 set for late 2011/early 2012 premiere

Aside from the Royal wedding and the return of the new season of Doctor Who, the most talked about, highly-anticipated series return has to be the second set of Sherlock programs from the minds of Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. You may recall the little teaser tweet and accompanying photo from Mr. Moffat last week […]

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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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Peter Jackson's Hobbit begins production

In a hole, in the ground, lived a Hobbit… ….and so it begins. Principal production has finally begun on Peter Jackson’s epic film with an epic cast. The Hobbit, stars Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and Aidan Turner (Mitchell, Being Human). If that’s not enough to get […]

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Steven Moffat: Creating comedy, start to finish

Counting down the days until Doctor Who-mania kicks in with the combined U.S./UK premiere of series 6 on 23 April, I’m reminded of the comedy genius side of the Steven Moffat brain in the pre-Doctor Who, pre-Sherlock days of Coupling. Going back over some of our original interviews for PBS’ Behind the Britcom: From Script […]

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