Sherlock (2010–2017)
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Unaired Pilot 

Invalided home from the war in Afghanistan, Dr. John Watson becomes roommates with the world's only "consulting detective," Sherlock Holmes. Within a day their friendship is forged and several murders are solved.

Director:

Coky Giedroyc

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Steven Moffat (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Jonathan Aris ... Anderson
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper (as Loo Brealey)
Zawe Ashton ... Sally Donovan
Joseph Long ... Angelo
David Nellist ... Mike Stamford
Tanya Moodie ... Ella
James Harper James Harper ... Cabbie
Phil Davis ... The Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Invalided home from the war in Afghanistan, Dr. John Watson becomes roommates with the world's only "consulting detective," Sherlock Holmes. Within a day their friendship is forged and several murders are solved.

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Plot Keywords:

friendship | deduction | mind | See All (3) »


Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Despite what is indicated in the listing, this episode never aired on TV. It was, however, included on the DVD as an "extra" when Series 1 was released for home users in 2010. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ella: How's your blog going?
Dr. John Watson: Hmm, fine. Good. Very good.
Ella: Written much?
Dr. John Watson: Not a word.
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Connections

References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Opening Titles
(uncredited)
Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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Still, They Tried It In 55 Minutes. ♦ 80%
29 January 2014 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

And it was a wise decision of not airing this pilot and instead going with "A Study In Pink."

Mostly because, the level of details is much lower here. The textual effects are missing and the plot looks like it was edited amateurishly. Then, towards the end the plot is tad different. By different, I mean the locations and turn of events. Although it was real treat to know what the characters are gonna say next as all the dialogs are dot similar, except only if there were additions. Viewers are not provided enough insight about the proceedings; Watson's history is skipped and so is the crimes' prologue.

The cinematography is terrible here, comparatively. And also, the location setup is slightly dull. Mrs. Hudson looks more radiant.

BOTTOM LINE: Sherlock fans SHOULD grab this episode somehow and invest 1 hour into it as we can differentiate b/w the two episodes - the original & the remake. Especially, check out the extended conversation between Sherlock & Watson towards the end and before the climax at the café. Also, the ending note is more in line with Hollywood style.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2011 (Finland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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