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Sherlock 

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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Sherlock Holmes 15 episodes, 2010-2017
Martin Freeman ...  Dr. John Watson / ... 15 episodes, 2010-2017
Una Stubbs ...  Mrs. Hudson / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Rupert Graves ...  DI Lestrade / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Louise Brealey ...  Molly Hooper / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Mycroft Holmes 12 episodes, 2010-2017
Andrew Scott ...  Jim Moriarty / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2017
Amanda Abbington ...  Mary Watson / ... 7 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Aris ...  Anderson 7 episodes, 2010-2016
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Storyline

In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active. Written by KGF Vissers

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

20 October 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Шерлок See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The typeface used in the overlays is Johnston Sans, well-known for its use in the London Underground. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Sherlock Holmes: Yes, obviously.
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Crazy Credits

In the American (PBS Masterpiece Mystery) broadcasts of this series, certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. These highlighted letters don't occur in the closing credits of the original airings of the series (on BBC) though. See more »

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Brilliant!
26 July 2010 | by carla-godfrey2506See all my reviews

I think it is always a bit uncertain and tricky when a 19th century series or film is modernised and most of the time it doesn't work, especially if it is well known and liked but I was very very impressed. Benedict does a brilliant job portraying the famous sleuth and made a 19th century character and modern day London merge beautifully. Martin Freeman was also great as Dr Watson. Rupert Graves made a brilliant Lestrade. It was sharp, quick and kept you on your toes and you just couldn't wait to see what happened next, this was of course completed by brilliant acting from the actors. I'm so pleased it got favourable reviews from the critics, roll on the next episode!!!!


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