December 10th, 2011

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Sherlock Series 2 - A Scandal in Belgravia Preview Screening Photos

With HUGE thanks to as per usual ... Here are some photos from the Sherlock Series 2 - A Scandal in Belgravia preview screening that took place at the BFI this Wednesday (7 December):

Mark and Benedict sharing a "moment":

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Benedict in full flow (just the way I like him!)

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Mark looking very dapper, very happy, and very well:

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Sherlock Returns

With HUGE thanks to for alerting me to this information:

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Sherlock Series 2 will be back on our screens first thing in the New Year. A Scandal in Belgravia will be on BBC1 on New Year's Day at 8:10pm and will be followed on subsequent Sundays by The Hounds of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall.

For reviews of the first episode follow the link:
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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Season 2012: The Play’s The Thing

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BRILLIANT NEWS - Mark Rylance is returning to the Globe next Season (2012). Welcome Back to the Globe Mark Rylance!

Cut and pasted from an email from Shakespeare’s Globe:

Today we have announced the line-up for the 2012 Theatre Season, The Play’s The Thing, which will follow on from the Globe to Globe festival.

Shakespeare’s Globe welcomes back multi award-winning actor Mark Rylance to perform in it’s 2012 Theatre Season, The Play’s The Thing. This will be the first time that Rylance has appeared on the Globe stage since his tenure as Artistic Director between 1995 and 2005. The season will see Rylance – currently performing in Jerusalem in the West End – take on two of Shakespeare’s major characters – the title role in a new production of Richard III and a reprisal of his widely celebrated performance of Olivia in Twelfth Night, 10 years after its original premiere; both of which will be staged as ‘original practices’ productions.

Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole commented:
“It was the Globe's greatest stroke of good fortune to have Mark as its first Artistic Director – an actor of great distinction, and a leader of rare imagination. No-one has contributed more to the success of the Globe than Mark, and we all – actors, artists and audiences – play happily within the conditions he created. It is our further great good luck that he is returning, with his Original Practices team, to play in the Globe again. It will be a fitting climax to an extraordinary summer which begins with our unprecedented Globe to Globe festival.”

The play which opened the first and the current Globe, Henry V, will close the Globe to Globe festival and launch the second part of the 2012 theatre season in June. In continuation of the 2010 productions of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V will be directed by Globe Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, with Jamie Parker in the title role. Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal two years ago, Parker returns to the character, once known for his wild and youthful antics with Falstaff, to chart his journey into a mature man embarking on a successful conquest of France. Completing the in-house 2012 theatre season will be a new production of The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, directed by Toby Frow.
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Academics for Undershaw: Conan Doyle Museum and Centre for British and Irish Crime Writing

The Conan Doyle window in the Sherlock Holmes Pub
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

Academics for Undershaw

Mission Statement: To save Conan Doyle’s house for the Nation.

Cut and pasted from an email from Academics for Undershaw:

It has now been announced that on 23 May 2012, the High Court in London will be undertaking the judicial review of Waverley Borough Council's granting of planning permission for what would amount to the destruction of Conan Doyle's house.

Over 400 academics and other scholars have now indicated their opposition to this, and their backing for the idea of a Conan Doyle Museum and Centre for British & Irish Crime Writing.

For more information on Academics for Undershaw follow the link:

David Charles Rose created and co-ordinates Academics for Undershaw and you can contact David at

My own personal view is that I fully support and endorse working towards a Conan Doyle Museum and Centre for British and Irish Crime Writing. It is important to me that Undershaw is saved for the Nation, and that includes access to the general public all year round.