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Sherlock Returns - Wednesday 20 July 2011
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Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/sherlock-promotional-photos/

Yes - this is what we have all been waiting for - Sherlock Series One is coming back to the BBC! A Study in Pink (the first episode) will be screened on Wednesday 20 July at 8.30pm on BBC1.

Cut and pasted from the BBC website:
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson's adventures in 21st Century London. A thrilling, funny, fast-paced contemporary remake of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

A Study In Pink: A war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate; it is London, 2010, and Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time. A string of impossible suicides has Scotland Yard baffled - and only one man can help.

Follow the link for more details:

Why does Raks like Sherlock?

I love absolutely everything about Sherlock. Inspired by the series, I took my Complete Sherlock Holmes collection down off the shelf after 25 years and re-read the entire Canon (4 novellas and 56 short stories).

Inititally, when I heard that Benedict would be playing Sherlock all I thought was "great - he is an excellent actor and he has the right face for Holmes". But then I watched the first episode, saw his performance and it totally blew me away!

In my teens I was a voracious reader of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, and Holmes was my hero. He had me at Hello. I fell for him hook, line and sinker. Intellect - Huge. Holmes is a genius and the cleverest man in England (excepting his brother Mycroft). He is rake thin. He has an angular face. He is tall. He is arrogant. He has supreme self-confidence. He has self-belief in bucketloads. Sherlock Holmes has got it going on!

Benedict perfectly embodied for me the Sherlock Holmes I had created in my own imagination when I read the books in my teens. He just brought the character to life and placed him in the London in which I live and work. Particularly impressive for me was the way he conveys the brilliance, genius and quickness of Holmes's mind. Also how he captures a lot of the Holmesian physicality described in the books. Then there is the fact that his movement is sleek as a cat.

I could go on and on, but that is it in a nutshell.


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I'll be making my Dad watch this evening... :-))

Here's something else to amuse you – my son is doing a short summer school course at ECA (Edinburgh College of Art) and guess where the tutor took them to do some drawing yesterday? Surgeons' Hall! D says he has drawn a skull and some other body parts. All very Sherlock!

What did your dad think?

Dad found it extremely confusing! But as he's 90, and his short term memory is entirely shot, that is hardly surprising. But he decided to re-read some canon SH after seeing the programme, so I count that as a positive result. :-))

yay! i'm waiting to my copy arrive here by mail!! *_* i'm so exciting that I FINALLY had the opportunity to buy it! here in Brazil they released today, and i already reserve a copy for me!!
omfg! omg! *_*

When it arrives you will have to spend at least a week off school/college/work!

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