Sherlock (2010– )
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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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The blog counter 1895 is significant because in that year Arthur Conen Doyle 'killed off' Sherlock at the Reichenbach falls See more »

Goofs

When the gunman shoots the smoke alarm, his pistol has a silencer, but moments later as he points it at Dr. Watson, the silencer is gone. 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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Connections

References Crimewatch UK (1984) See more »

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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Fabulous!
27 September 2014 | by kikkapi20See all my reviews

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I thought the ending was superb. The ratcheting up of emotional tension as Sherlock might be, gasp, in love (!) and then betrayed was great. So heart-breaking. And then he turns the tables on her. And then it turns out they're both besotted after all. Jeez. And after all that Watson tries to hide her death and no, Sherlock has actually saved her? Cumberbatch and Freeman remain a fantastic double act, with even more bickering and gags at their status as a couple this time around. There can't be a greater pleasure on telly at the moment than seeing the look of arch disdain on Cumberbatch's face dissolve into boyish giggles with Freeman on a sofa in Buckingham Palace, or in the back of a cab.

Absolutely amazing. I have whiplash. Great writing, great acting. Great directing. Why can't all TV be this good?


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