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A Scandal in Belgravia 

Sherlock must confiscate something of importance from a mysterious woman named Irene Adler.


(as Paul Mcguigan)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
DI Carter
Timid Man
Rosemary Smith ...
Married Woman
Anthony Cozens ...
Geeky Young Man


Following a bizarre stand-off with master criminal Moriarty, ended when the villain responds to a phone call, Sherlock interrupts his investigation of a rural slaying when summoned to Buckingham Palace. Dominatrix Irene Adler has incriminating photos of a royal princess which Sherlock is engaged to retrieve; however, having engineered a meeting with Irene, Sherlock realizes that she has far more dangerous evidence in her possession, sought by rogue CIA agents, which causes her to fake her death and pass the facts, encrypted in her camera phone, to Sherlock. Having deciphered the explosive result and discovered a government plot, Sherlock has to consider if Irene can be trusted and indeed if she is in league with Moriarty. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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6 May 2012 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Benedict's favorite scene is the ultra-slow motion scene where he opens Irene's safe and they take down the evil CIA agents. "I'll be proud to show that to my grandchildren." See more »


In the opening poolside scene, John's jacket containing the explosives is constantly seen in different positions. See more »


Sherlock Holmes: Do people actually read your blog?
Dr. John Watson: Where do you think our clients come from?
Sherlock Holmes: I have a website.
Dr. John Watson: In which you enumerate two hundred and forty different types of tobacco ash. Nobody's reading your website.
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Version of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia (1951) See more »


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Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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Well acted which will keep your attention
1 January 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The BBC now and again produce a show that is worth the license fee and this is one of them. Sherlock Holmes in the digital age with a plot that keeps you in suspense all the way. Holmes and Watson investigate a case of blackmail threatening to topple the monarchy and uncover links with international terrorism, rogue CIA agents and a conspiracy at the heart of government. However, the Baker Street sleuth finds himself involved on a more personal level when he becomes locked in a battle of wits with Irene Adler, a woman who is as cold, ruthless and brilliant as himself......Benedict Cumberbatch (Holmes) and Lara Pulver (Irene)ooze a hidden sexual chemistry that keeps the plot ticking along at a dramatic pace.....Looking forward to the next show on Sunday 8 January 2012.

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