Final countdown for Sherlock’s return-BBC News

Sherlock returns tonight at 9PM on BBC One.

The BBC has published a (spoiler-free!) article ahead of the return of the acclaimed series. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven moffat and Mark Gatiss, who wrote tonight’s episode, have all  spoken to reveal their feelings of writing and reading the script, their surprise at how big the show had become and the nerves that came with filming in front of fans! They also address the copious amounts of fan work featuring John and Sherlock as lovers.

The article can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25547524

The Empty Hearse  will be broadcast tonight in the UK on BBC One at 9pm.

 

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Sherlock Series 3 Preview

If you are trying to avoid anything series 3 related, don’t read any further.

Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch have discussed just a little about what we can expect from Sherlock series 3 in this little video:

If you have iTunes, check out the Store to download a FREE 2 part Meet The Makers documentary. Search “Sherlock Series 3” but be aware that the videos have been marked as having possibly spoilers in them.

Episode 1 of Sherlock Series 3, The Empty Hearse, will be broadcast on New Years Day on BBC 1 at 9PM and will be available on iPlayer later.

 

Official BBC Doctor Who Christmas 2013 Trailer

I know I am late in posting this. Sorry!

After watching the Sherlock prequel posted below, make sure to also watch the trailer for this years Doctor Who Christmas Special:

His enemies are amassing. The 11th Doctor’s time is coming to an end. Everything has led to the siege of Trenzalore.

The BBC sure likes to make the Doctor Who and Sherlock fandoms weep don’t they?

Sherlock Series 3 Prequel Mini-Episode: Many Happy Returns

The BBC has uploaded a prequel mini-episode for series 3 of Sherlock on their YouTube channel. It seems Sherlock might not have been entirely hidden for the past two years after all. You can watch it here:

Episode 1 of series 3, Empty Hearse, will air in the UK on BBC 1 at 9PM on New Years Day.

#SherlockLives Series 3 Trailer

It seems the BBC is trying to kill us all with feels as right after the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special finished, they released this trailer:

As well as the trailer, Dr John Watson has started blogging again. Have a look at his latest entry here. He says he is writing up case notes from old cases and there appears to be someone named Mary writing in the comments section.

 

Food and Detectives in Crime Fiction

Thanks to someone who I follow on Tumblr (I am so sorry! I can’t remember who!),  I’ve just been listening to an episode of the Food Programme from BBC Radio 4 on the BBC’s iPlayer for radio.

The episode is called Feeding the Detective, looking at how food is now playing a large part in modern crime fiction, going right back to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. For any BBC Sherlock fans, the episode features a very short interview with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss who reveal that the detective develops a hankering for chips in the first episode of the next series!

It is fascinating and certainly opened my eyes (or should that be ears?) to how food can be used to shape characters and stories, not just in crime fiction but all types of fiction.

You can listen to the episode here. Due to this being on the BBC iPlayer, I do not know if it is available outside of the UK and I cannot tell you how long it will stay on so listen to it ASAP if you are able to!