Sherlock (2010–2017)
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A Scandal in Belgravia 

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

Director:

Paul McGuigan (as Paul Mcguigan)

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Danny Webb ... DI Carter
Andrew Havill ... The Equerry
Todd Boyce ... Neilson
Oona Chaplin ... Jeanette
Richard Cunningham ... Timid Man
Rosemary Smith Rosemary Smith ... Married Woman
Simon Thorp ... Businessman
Anthony Cozens Anthony Cozens ... Geeky Young Man
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The house that Irene lives in is the same house that Sally Sparrow visits in the Doctor Who episode "Blink". See more »

Goofs

When Sherlock and Mycroft go to identify a body at Barts Hospital, they enter a door marked "Morgue". Like most British hospitals, Barts has a Mortuary, not a Morgue which is a mainly American word. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[during the stand-off over the bomb, Moriarty's mobile rings]
Moriarty: [embarrassed] Do you mind if I get that?
Sherlock Holmes: Oh, no, please. You've got the rest of your life.
Moriarty: [answers phone] Hello?
[pause]
Moriarty: Yes, of course it is. What do you want?
[He mouths, "sorry." to Sherlock, who mouths back, "Oh, it's fine."]
Moriarty: [listens, then shouts] Say that again!
[normal voice]
[...]
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Soundtracks

Stayin' Alive
(uncredited)
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
[Jim Moriarty's cellphone ringtone]
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Jolly good show :)
2 January 2012 | by isil-foxSee all my reviews

After a long wait, here finally is, the new Sherlock. And I must say it was worth the wait and a really good beginning of the year it is. So what to say about it? The answer is nothing because if I wanted to describe to you all the interesting points I would spoil it for you, and I am not going to do that. Just watch an be prepare not to blink the whole time. Because acting is superb, storyline so nicely thought out that incorporates the feel of the books, the energy of the actors so vivid and believable that you start to wish for Sherlock being real. BBC outdid themselves jet again. Next Sunday cant come faster :) And I will be waiting, glued to the chair.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Scandal in Belgravia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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