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Interview Louisa Mellor 9 Dec 2013 - 07:00
Perhaps fittingly for the man who reigns over two of the BBC's most successful dramas - Doctor Who and Sherlock - a chair shortage meant that Steven Moffat started this round-table interview resplendent on an ornate, Gothic, regal-looking seat. Hesitating over its practicality, Moffat was urged Lady Macbeth-like by Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss to "Take the throne!". Wish granted, down Moffat sat momentarily before going off to fetch a less obtrusive seat with the words, "Actually, do you know what? It's bloody uncomfortable."
Ignoring any eager-to-be-drawn metaphors about power, the round of musical chairs provided some Game of Thrones-related banter with which to kick things off...
This is Game Of Thrones now isn’t it?
Mark Gatiss: I »
London, Nov 7: Agatha Christi's 1926 novel 'whodunit' has been named as the best crime novel ever written, by a poll held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Crime Writers' Association (Cwa).
The writer herself was named the "best ever author", while the Sherlock Holmes cycle was named "best ever crime series", the BBC reported.
In total, ten titles made it to the shortlist which was put before the body consisting of 600 members.
- Abhijeet Sen
In the next instalment of the 'Late to the Show' series, Luke Addison looks at the BBC's Sherlock...
The BBC’s Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the clinical, uncaring Sherlock, with Martin Freeman as his initially crippled sidekick John Watson has been given critical acclaim by critics and viewers alike since it first aired two years ago. Set in modern London, the stories, characters and locations feel very reminiscent of the imagery and feelings I once had when reading the Sherlock Holmes books as a young lad. Whether it’s the Chinese circus, the dark and mysterious forest that is home to the Hound, or even Sherlock’s own residence – still 221b Baker Street – it’s always clear that you’re watching the same character as you have read and watched in the past.
- Flickering Myth
Cryptozoology is definitely a fascinating field. Unlike the purely scientific realm of traditional zoology, which mainly studies and catalogs animals from all eras based on empirical evidence, the study of “cryptids” focuses almost entirely on creatures whose existence has not yet been proven scientifically. While many scientists dismiss cryptozoology as nothing more than amateur monster-chasing dating back to early sailors' tales of mermaids and sea monsters, the field has nevertheless captivated both casual and serious observers for decades... and you may remember that the elusive giant squid was once considered one of those big fish fantasies until researchers finally got up-close and personal with one. For this new feature series, we'll pick a different cryptid with each installment, take a brief look at the legends and lore behind it, report any recent attempts to prove its existence scientifically, and its influence on popular culture and media. You've heard more than enough about Bigfoot, »
- Gregory Burkart
4 items from 2013
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