Lady Elizabeth Smallwood is one of many victims of master blackmailer and media tycoon Charles Augustus Magnussen and asks Holmes to retrieve some incriminating letters for her. Having cultivated Magnussen's secretary Janine, Holmes breaks into Magnussen's office but is confronted by a mysterious black-clad woman, who shoots him. He recovers in hospital and goes after her to discover her identity and reason for wanting the blackmailer dead before he and Watson visit Magnussen at his country house for a confrontation and shoot-out. Written by
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There are elements of Charles August Magnussen's character which were influenced by Rupert Murdoch
. In the opening scene, Magnusson was giving evidence at UK Government inquiry concerning his influence on British Prime Ministers past and present. Murdoch gave evidence at The Leveson Inquiry in 2012 and denied influencing the policies of former Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. See more
After Sherlock comes back from Bart's he tilts the door knocker to the right and then they go into the flat. When they come back down to leave the flat after CAM visit, Watson pulls the door shut holding the knocker and when he leaves it, it is tilted to the left now. But in the last frame in that scene just when Sherlock's taxi leaves, the knocker is straight again. See more
That name you think you may have just heard, you were mistaken. If you ever mention hearing that name in this room, in this context,I guarantee you, on behalf of the British Security Services, that materials will be found on your computer hard-drives, resulting in your immediate incarceration. Don't reply, just look frightened and scuttle.
During the credits, certain letters of people's names are red instead of white - I will indicate via parentheses where the red letter is: "Location Managers . . . Ben Mangha(m)" "Production Accountant . . . Dav(i)d Jones" "Production Manager . . . Claire Hi(l)dred" "Unit Managers . . . Da(v)id Gunkle" "Assistant Grip . . . Ow(e)n Charnley" "Production Buyer . . . Blaanid Madd(r)ell" "Construction Manager . . . Mark Pain(t)er" "Dubbing Mixer . . . H(o)ward Bargroff" "Executive Producer for MASTERPIECE . . . Rebecca Eato(n)" The red letters spell out MILVERTON, a reference to the Sherlock Holmes Adventure "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton," which is a significant source of inspiration for this episode. See more
References Casino Royale
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Charles Wesley See more