Watch Sherlock on UK BBC TV
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The updated Sherlock presents a modern-day slant on the popular Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his sidekick Doctor John Watson.
The series first hit television screens in 2010 and it will be back in 2013 with three more episodes due to be produced. It has proved a ratings hit for BBC One and it has been sold to over 180 countries. The show has been nominated for a number of awards including The BAFTA’s.
The series was thought up by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The Doctor Who writers wanted to bring Conan Doyle’s stories up to date and bring in modern technology to help the sleuth solve crimes. In the latest series, Sherlock is used by the Metropolitan Police Service, often solving cases for them.
Many of the traditional aspects of the novels remain, including Holmes’ London address – 221B Baker Street. His sidekick Dr Watson is still an integral part of the plots.
Some things have changed, though - rather than smoking a pipe as the Jeremy Brett character did, Cumberbatch’s Holmes has nicotine patches. But his arch-enemy remains Moriarty - as he was throughout the world-famous novels.
Moffat and Gatiss’ Holmes is slightly odd and manic. Many have suggested he is a loner and displays the characteristics of someone suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome.
Cardiff is used as the main setting for the filming of Sherlock, but other locations are also used, including North Gower Street in London as a mock-up for 221B Baker Street.
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