Sherlock: Season 2, Episode 1

A Scandal in Belgravia (6 May 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Sherlock must confiscate something of importance from a mysterious woman named Irene Adler.


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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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Benedict swims a lot and there was concern that the chlorine might cause his dyed hair to go greenish, so he was advised to put tomato sauce in it after each swim and wrap it up in foil. See more »


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Mycroft Holmes: We are in Buckingham Palace, the very heart of the British nation. Sherlock Holmes, put your trousers on!
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Version of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia (1951) See more »


God Save the Queen
[Violin solo. Author of tune unknown but sometimes attributed to John Bull, 1619]
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