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Sherlock 

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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
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Top Rated TV #20 | Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 89 wins & 172 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Sherlock Holmes 15 episodes, 2010-2017
Martin Freeman ...  Dr. John Watson 15 episodes, 2010-2017
Una Stubbs ...  Mrs. Hudson 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Rupert Graves ...  DI Lestrade / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Louise Brealey ...  Molly Hooper / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Mycroft Holmes 12 episodes, 2010-2017
Andrew Scott ...  Jim Moriarty / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2017
Amanda Abbington ...  Mary Watson / ... 7 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Aris ...  Anderson 7 episodes, 2010-2016
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Storyline

In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active. Written by KGF Vissers

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The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many of the crew in Sherlock (2010) are related. Sherlock's parents are actually actor Benedict Cumberbatch's parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton; Amanda Abbington (Mary Morstan) and Martin Freeman (John Watson) were real-life partners; producer Sue Vertue is writer Steven Moffat's wife, and co-producer and writer Beryl Vertue is his mother-in-law; writer Mark Gatiss' husband is the barrister in Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall (2012); Steven Moffat's son plays Sherlock Holmes as a child in a few episodes. See more »

Quotes

Mycroft Holmes: All lives end; all hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage, Sherlock.
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Crazy Credits

In the American (PBS Masterpiece Mystery) broadcasts of this series, certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. These highlighted letters don't occur in the closing credits of the original airings of the series (on BBC) though. See more »

Connections

Version of Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Rembrandt (1932) See more »

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Brilliant!
3 September 2020 | by RobScott-13See all my reviews

Sherlock is such an absolutely brilliant show! It's one of the best rated tv shows on every website for a reason...because it's great! There have been a lot of different versions of Sherlock Holmes with a bunch of really good ones (Robert Downey Jr., Jonny Lee Miller) and with some really bad ones but Benedict Cumberbatch is the best of them! Just read through the reviews and see how much this show really is loved!


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Official Sites:

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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