Category Archives: BBC Sherlock

Elementary finale – when is a waterfall not a waterfall?

The answer, it seems, is in recent Sherlock Holmes adaptations. In BBC Sherlock it was a fall from grace, a metaphor, rather than Holmes plunging towards an actual swirling abyss. In Elementary, Reichenbach is a person (the villainous Odin Reichenbach) … Continue reading

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Mr Holmes – the gentle giant of screen adaptations

I finally got around to watching Mr Holmes, a film based on Mitch Cullin’s wonderful book, A Slight Trick of the Mind. It stars Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes fighting the onset of dementia and struggling to remember … Continue reading

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BBC Sherlock: The Final Problem – review

***Spoiler Alert*** The problem with The Final Problem was trying to follow what the hell was going on. I scratched my head so much during the ninety minutes my scalp felt like I’d had an attack of nits. Crime/mystery solving was put … Continue reading

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BBC Sherlock: The Lying Detective – review

***Contains spoilers*** The game is certainly on, and the creative team behind this exhilarating fourth series keep on raising theirs to dizzying new heights. The Lying Detective was a pure, 90-minute adrenaline-rush full of action, suspense, visual quirks, frenetic editing … Continue reading

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BBC Sherlock: A triumphant return to form in The Six Thatchers – review

***Contains spoilers*** As I was disappointed by the direction taken in series three, I didn’t hold out much hope for the return of BBC Sherlock. After a three year wait for the series to return and endless hype, Hollywood-style trailers, … Continue reading

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Guess who’s back? 90 second trailer heralds the return of the BBC Sherlock juggernaut

There I was still trying to recover from the shock of Jane not winning the Great British Bake Off, and suddenly a trailer for series four of BBC Sherlock jumps onto the screen. Aired in typically dramatic fashion after the … Continue reading

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Review – Bonnie MacBird’s Art in the Blood

Let’s face it – there are thousands of Sherlock Holmes pastiches out there. The world and his dog have all had a go at trying to re-capture the magic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories with very varied degrees … Continue reading

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