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Sherlock: The Empty Hearse Q&A with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman & more...

31 December 2013 2:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Here's what the cast and creators said after December's preview screening of The Empty Hearse. Huge spoilers ahead...

Spoiler warning: best avoided if you haven’t seen The Empty Hearse.

After the posh BFI screening of The Empty Hearse in December, writer Caitlin Moran chaired a Q&A with the cast and creators. Mark Gatiss, who wrote the episode, was in attendance with Steven Moffat, Executive Producer Sue Vertue, director Jeremy Lovering, and actors Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. We’ve trimmed a few of the gags, and the four giggly minutes or so spent wading through an online fan-fic, but the rest is mostly intact. It all began with a scream…

Caitlin Moran: Collectively, having seen the mood outside before this started, and the mood in here today, if everybody would like to let free one big scream to let out the tension, »

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Watch the Sherlock Season 3 Prequel: Many Happy Returns

30 December 2013 3:00 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Sherlock will be returning to BBC One with its anticipated third season in just two days’ time, premiering with its first of three episodes on New Year’s Day, and the broadcaster has recently launched a seven-minute prequel ahead of its return.

The new season picks up two years after The Reichenbach Fall, in which we see Sherlock seemingly committing suicide by stepping off a rooftop, before closing the episode with him watching Watson by his graveside from afar.

It opens with an episode entitled, The Empty Hearse, loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Empty House, in which Conan Doyle brought the character back to life after what was to be his final deathly struggle with Moriarty in The Final Problem.

Sherlock has been gone for two years. But someone isn’t quite convinced that he’s dead…

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will »

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Sherlock: 10 Ways The Show Can Succeed Without Moriarty

25 October 2013 1:04 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

(Please note that spoilers are included in this article)

Sherlock Holmes is a classic literary figure and a cultural phenomenon . The Great Detective has had an incredible influence over the decades, inspiring everyone from Doctor Who to House M.D. Furthermore he is one of the most portrayed characters of all time, with over seventy actors playing him on screen through the years. However one of the all time great adaptations, along with the Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett versions, has to be the ongoing tv series ‘Sherlock’.

Written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, both of whom are heavily involved with Doctor Who, this is a modern day adaptation of the original Arthur Conan Doyle novels. The programme has been heavily praised for giving the character a resurgence in popularity, by proving that the stories were always about more than the Victorian setting. This was a series with unique mysteries »

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Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'

5 September 2013 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Richard III, Gandalf, Magneto … and now Sherlock Holmes.

Ian McKellen has added Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s uncanny sleuth to his list of literary incarnations, having agreed to play Holmes in director Bill Condon’s upcoming film A Slight Trick of the Mind.

In A Slight Trick of the Mind, the 74-year-old will, obviously, play Holmes in his later years. And this version was not penned by Conan Doyle, but is instead adapted from a 2006 novel by Mitch Cullin.

The story picks up with the detective at age 93, long-ago retired to the rural area of Sussex, where he is haunted »

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Ian McKellen to play yet another Sherlock Holmes

5 September 2013 8:50 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Finally finished shepherding Hobbits through their various adventures, Sir Ian McKellen is taking on another of British genre fiction's most famous literary creations, as he joins the exponentially expanding list of actors to don the deerstalker cap of Sherlock Holmes. McKellen will reteam with Gods And Monsters director Bill Condon for A Slight Trick of the Mind, in which a long-retired Holmes reopens an unsolved case from fifty years earlier. The detective's autumn years have been explored in the past, most notably in Arthur Conan Doyle's story "The Final Problem" "His Last Bow," in which Holmes comes »

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TV highlights 02/08/2013

1 August 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Proms On Four: Friday Night At The Proms | Live Rugby League | Sherlock | What's Killing Our Bees? A Horizon Special | Museum Secrets | Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where The Time Goes? | That Music Show | Community

Proms On Four: Friday Night At The Proms

7.30pm, BBC4

An evening of music and dance from the Royal Albert Hall. The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena commence proceedings with Beethoven's Seventh. After that, they're joined by dancers the Antonio Marquez Company for performances of Manuel de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat and Ravel's Bolero; a measure of success with the latter may be whether they can persuade a British audience to think of something other than Torvill and Dean. Andrew Mueller

Live Rugby League: Wigan Warriors v Hull Kingston Rovers

7.30pm, Sky Sports 3

After parting company with unsettled coach Sean Long and trying out alternative training techniques (hot yoga, anyone?), Wigan will »

- Andrew Mueller, Lanre Bakare, Gwilym Mumford, Bim Adewunmi, Ben Arnold, Ali Catterall, Rachel Aroesti

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