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This method of sitting and style of leather armchair is in the public domain and thus no iteration of Sherlock Holmes can claim it as its sole intellectual property. They only didn't use it in Mr Holmes because Ian McKellen is like ninety and he couldn't manage it without his knees cracking.
(NB no, Google Images doesn't have any pictures of Robert Downey Jr's Holmes sitting like this. My point still stands.)
The marked increase in comic touches in the New Year's Day episode pointed the way and tonight we got it: a flat-out Sherlock comedy. A wedding comedy, no less, with a bungling best man to boot. I enjoyed it a lot, but I couldn't help thinking it's hard to get away with this sort of thing when you're only doing three episodes every two years.
Sherlock and his scarf return to our screens on January 1st. And it's been a long time coming. Seriously, it was bloody ages ago when we all watched him lob himself off that building. Ahead of his return the BBC have teased and tantalised us with a whole host of pictures. But what do they mean?
I heard someone had made a Sherlock manga, so I went looking for it. Now I can never unsee this.
Martin Freeman, we are told in every review of everything he's ever been in, from the BBC's Sherlock to his local Mecca Bingo, is an everyman. But is he
...? (*tension music*)
(*chants*) Sherlock's got a girlfriend, Sherlock's got a girlfriend! (*ages by five years*) Sherlock's a virgin, Sherlock's a virgin! (*ages by fifteen years, clears throat*) Good evening. Here is a serious review of Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, which was transmitted by the British Broadcasting Corporation last night.
Or it's "elementary", or something. What did Sherlock Holmes used to say before it was all about Robert Downey Jr wearing dresses? Look, just click this for a Sherlock trailer and forget I said anything.
Some news has been flying around recently about the second series of Sherlock and, seeing as I haven't been bothered to report any of it, I thought I'd collate it all into one big infogasm. THIS IS THE NEWS.
One thing I like about the BAFTA TV Awards is how none of them is called 'Best'� anything. What's more British than that? It's like sports day when the kid who turned up with no kit and had to run in his pants still got a prize because everyone's supposed to get treated the same. If that kid were here today and not strung out on glue in a car park stairwell somewhere, he'd tell you the BAFTA TV Awards 2011 winners are all after the jump.