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BFI TV Preview: Sherlock, Series 2 Episode 1 - A Scandal in Belgravia + Q&A
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TV Preview: Sherlock
Series 2 Episode 1: A Scandal In Belgravia + Q&A

The date for this screening has changed from the 6 December to the 8 December.


BBC1's much praised, multi-award winning drama Sherlock returns for a second series. The contemporary version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, caused a sensation last summer, delivering an audience of over 8 million viewers.

Thurs 8 December
18:15pm
NFT1

Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with cast and crew.

Follow the link for more details:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/film_programme/regular_strands/previews_in_conversation/sherlock_ep1_a_scandal_in_belg

BFI Members priority booking opens on 1 November.
Public booking opens on 8 November.

Today has proved a bumper day for Sherlockian news!


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I wonder why this screening, and ticketing for it, turned into such a shambles? I think the event may have been moved from Monday 5 Dec so as not to clash with the UK premiere of Guy Ritchie's second SH film. But the rest of the chaos is incomprehensible. Pity. Thank goodness we'll all get to see the episode on the telly in any case – and don't the BFI sometimes put clips of Q&As up on their website after the event?

But the screening was never on Monday 5 December. The first date was 6 December. Then it was moved to 8 December. And now no one seems to know when the screening will be. The BFI laid the blame on the BBC.

As a BFI member for a few years, I feel obliged to spring to their defence. They are normally excellent. I got all the tickets for all the other December screenings that I wanted online, very easily, and I could select my seat, and there were no issues. Perfect. Again, to be fair, booking for the London Film Festival this year was also relatively painless - it has been a complete nightmare in the past.

The BFI claimed that they could not put the screening on their online system because they do not have a confirmed date from the BBC. Without a date, they cannot put it on their online system. I do not know whether this is true - it is just what their front of house/box office staff told me.

But, to cut a long story short, YES the BFI film all their Q&As and YES they put selected highlights on their website. Longer clips may be available elsewhere - I have never looked. I just go to the Q&As I want to hear and I have never before had an issue re getting into them. There is a first time for everything!


...the screening was never on Monday 5 December... You can tell how confused I've become about it all! :-))

Glad you were able to get tickets for other December events easily. Sounds like the BBC are the ones causing the chaos over Sherlock. With the DVD date having slipped to March, I'm losing hope of seeing the new series before February... :-/

Not only have I been able to get tickets for other December screenings quickly and easily, I have ALWAYS been able to get tickets for ALL screenings quickly and easily, online with no issues whatsoever. There have been problems re London Film Festival in the past (huge problems!) but not this year.

Ironically I was re-watching Benedict's interview on Alan Carr last night (I Skyplussed it and kept it), this was just before Frankenstein opened, and they were discussing Sherlock and when it was returning to our screens, and at that time Benedict was confident that Sherlock would be back on our screens IN AUTUMN!!!

Just read on the Sherlockology site that the much rearranged screening date is now Wednesday 7 December...

And that is what it also says on the BFI website. That means it is a no-no for me. I definitely cannot queue on that day. I am booked onto a very expensive training course which runs all day and which includes an evening theatre outing. So it looks like this was not meant to be for me!

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