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Elementary finale gives us a battle between Holmes and his ultimate nemesis – heroin

****Contains spoilers**** The Warner Bros film gave us an actual fall into a waterfall, BBC Sherlock gave us a fall from grace and now Elementary has given us a fall back, or relapse, into addiction. We love to see Holmes … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes – were his abilities a blessing or a curse?

I’ve just watched an episode of Elementary and it raised an interesting point – are Holmes’ abilities a gift facilitating interesting work, or an illness that he uses the work to treat? In episode 18 of season three, ‘The View from Olympus’, … Continue reading

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Arthur and George tested the waters – now the BBC is jumping right in

Last night ITV aired the final episode of their three-part dramatization of Julian Barnes’ novel – Arthur and George. Starring Martin Clunes as a gentle but determined Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the action follows Doyle’s investigation into ‘The Wyrley Ripper’, … Continue reading

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What does this year’s BBC Sherlock one-off special really have in store for us?

First we had the official picture of Cumberbatch and Freeman in period costume evoking a Brett/Hardwicke vibe. Now the internet is alive with more pictures of the pair in Victorian dress, along with Amanda Abbington. The pictures were taken while … Continue reading

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2014 – The Year Sherlock Holmes Became Free

It’s been yet another busy year for Sherlock Holmes admirers as the popularity of the world’s most famous detective continues to grow. 2014 kicked off with the return of BBC Sherlock. Series Three burst onto our screens with a riot … Continue reading

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Elementary is back and Holmes is most certainly not forgiven

Review of Season Three, Episode One – Enough Nemesis to Go Around (contains some spoilers) As regular blog readers may recall, I had a bit of a Damascene conversion over Elementary during the last season. I went from disliking it … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s childhood inspiration

Watching BBC’s Antiques Road Trip last night (yes I know, but there was nothing else on) I was surprised when a segment about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle popped up. There I was, TV dinner on my lap, brain going into … Continue reading

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