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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:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4pgh

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.

BRING IT ON!


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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. :-))

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