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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The plot of this story, as well as the character of Irene Adler, come from the Arthur Conan Doyle story "A Scandal in Bohemia." See more »

Goofs

(at around 42 mins) Reflection of crew is visible moving in the mirror on the wall behind and to the right of Mycroft. 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

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns
Scots folk melody,
[Violin solo]
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One of the greatest things to see during your life.
1 February 2012 | by kexutis-1See all my reviews

One of the best things I have even seen in my life! Wonderfully, stunningly, incredibly, smartly, cunningly, shockingly, beautifully, fabulously, shiveringly, amazingly GOOD! If it is possible to have an orgasm while watching something this is as close as it gets!

This is great as a detective story. Wonderful as a drama. Pure as a research on human mind. This is incredible in so many ways it's hard to explain...

Technically perfect. Storytelling, editing, acting, directing, crafts - everything and every little details at its heights.

With no doubts one of the best adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's work ever made in history of Cinema and TV.

I can't believe I had shivers and tears while watching this...

Don't miss.


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