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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Flash, The Missing

11 November 2014 4:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Flash: Sky 1, 8pm

From the executive producers and creative team behind hit series Arrow, The Flash follows the high-speed adventures of the fastest man alive.

In the third episode, 'Things You Can't Outrun', The Flash may have met his match in a metahuman who can transform into a deadly poisonous gas.

The Missing: BBC One, 9pm

Tony and Emily Hughes's lives changes forever when their 5-year-old son Oliver goes missing on a family holiday to France.

In episode three, 'The Meeting', a shocking new lead emerges.

The Nation's Favourite Queen Songs: ITV, 9pm

Having racked up nearly fifty top 30 hits, Queen are a national treasure whose music has rocked the planet for forty years.

Matt Lucas narrates a countdown of the legendary rock pioneers' 20 greatest songs, as chosen by a representative panel of ITV viewers from across the country.

Elementary: Sky Living, 9pm

The Us reimagining of Sherlock Holmes returns »

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Toronto: Ian McKellen’s ‘Mr. Holmes’ Finds U.S. Distribution

3 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Toronto move, Miramax has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Ian McKellen’s “Mr. Holmes” and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution.

The film, currently in post-production following a seven-week shoot in England, re-teams McKellen with director Bill Condon, a decade and a half after their collaboration on “Gods and Monsters.” Laura Linney also stars.

The film is based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin and adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher.

Producers are Anne Carey (“The American”) of Archer Gray Productions and “The King’s Speech” producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films. Executive producers are Aviv Giladi and Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Christine Langan on behalf of BBC Films, which is also co-financing, and Amy Nauiokas for Archer Gray.

The film is set in 1947 when an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from Japan, »

- Dave McNary

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Mr Holmes' new cast revealed

10 July 2014 3:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Cast is revealed for Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen and directed by Bill Condon.

As principal photography begins on a new Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen, the cast has been revealed as well as a change of name and a first image.

A Slight Trick of the Mind will now be titled Mr Holmes and filming will take place over seven weeks on location in London and on the South Coast of England, according to co-producers AI Film, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films and BBC Films.

McKellen himself tweeted the first image, which shows the actor made up and aged up to play Arthur Conan Doyle’s private detective aged 93.

As previously announced, Bill Condon will direct the film - reuniting him with McKellen after they made Gods and Monsters together in 1998 - and Laura Linney will play his housekeeper Mrs Munro. Linney worked with Condon on Kinsey in 2004 and The Fifth Estate in 2013 as »

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Sherlock Series Blog 3.1: The Empty Hearse [Contains Spoilers]

2 January 2014 12:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Written By: Mark Gatiss

Director: Jeremy Lovering

The Story: Sherlock Holmes returns from the dead…

The Verdict: Two years ago, a nation was left on tenterhooks as Sherlock Holmes seemingly leapt to his death, only to turn up again on screen a few minutes later alive and well, unbeknownst to his grief stricken friend John Watson. Online fandom exploded, imploded, then exploded again, as fans debated back and forth their theories as to how the super sleuth survived. Expectation grew and grew, as the months turned into years…

Creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat clearly knew that no matter what their solution would be, it wouldn’t satisfy all of the Sherlock fanbase, no matter how audacious or clever it was. Something entirely unexpected would be required so as to lessen the weight of expectation. Their eventual decision to tease the audience with several possible, if a little crazy and highly improbable, »

- Matt Dennis

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