“There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less and a cleaner, better stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.” –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “His Last Bow”
As the premiere of Sherlock’s “darkest season yet” creeps up on us this Sunday, a dedicated Sherlockian reflects on the BBC production’s relationship with the Canon: the original 60 stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Tune in at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Day (Sunday, Jan. 1) for the premiere of Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock, Season 4 with “The Six Thatchers.” An encore of this 90-minute episode begins at 9:36 p.m.
Then, tune in at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8 for an up-to-the-minute encore of “The Six Thatchers,” followed at 8 p.m. by “The Lying Detective.” The finale of Season 4, aptly titled “The Final Problem,” airs at 6:30 p.m. – just before the series premiere of Victoria; how’s that for an evening of great TV? – on Sunday, Jan. 15.
And don’t forget: you can watch Sherlock from the very beginning starting 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 with “A Study in Pink.”
Flip up your coat collars, Cumberbunnies and… Watseekers? The First Look trailer for Season 4 of Sherlock went live yesterday, as Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson) joined executive producers Mark Gatiss (also Mycroft Holmes) and Steven Moffat on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Let’s watch.
“You’re Sherlock Holmes, wear the damn hat!” Those are some of the words uttered by Martin Freeman’s John Watson in this exciting new video that just popped up online.
It’s always a good day when a new trailer for Sherlock shows up – and today is one of those days! The all-new Sherlock Special, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is coming soon to Masterpiece on Wisconsin Public Television.
We don’t know when soon is yet, either, but that kind of helps our excitement for this new period-based special grow. (Although, we couldn’t be much more excited for new Sherlock than we have been since the last series ended!)
We’ll let you know when “soon” is as soon as we do. We can’t wait!
Earlier this week we got to see a new photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in full Victorian Sherlock costume. Now we have the first video of the new Sherlock special — coming soon to Wisconsin Public Television. Enjoy this sneak peek preview now!
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are in the midst of filming a new episode of “Sherlock” for Masterpiece Mystery! A photo shared by Entertainment Weekly shows Cumberbatch dressed much like the Sherlock of old.
Though the new episode of the modern day “Sherlock” won’t air until later in 2015 (no official dates have been confirmed), there’s plenty of drama ahead on Masterpiece. Downton Abbey and Grantchester are in full swing, and in March, Damian Lewis (Homeland) stars in Wolf Hall.
Also this week, Masterpiece announced another new series coming in 2015 that stars Martin Clunes as “Sherlock” author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Check out the Masterpiece site for more info on the new series Arthur & George and all your other favorites.
The award-winning comedy drama Last Tango in Halifax ends its second season this coming Sunday. Fitting then that the show that’s all about second chances begins a second broadcast run tonight. If you missed the Season 2 premiere, catch it tonight at 9.
Tonight’s encore of the premiere kicks off a full Season 2 encore airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. (Note: The Season 2 encore takes a break Aug. 14, when we’ll air Being Poirot).
If a week is too long to wait between episodes, now is a great time for binge watching. Take in the Season 2 premiere tonight, then transition to video.wpt.org where episodes 2-5 are streaming for free. Cap off your Last Tango marathon with the Season 2 finale at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 on WPT.
Along with Masterpiece Mystery “Endeavour,”Last Tango has been one of the most popular video series on wpt.org this summer. Fans of the series should be delighted to hear production on a third season is already under way. We won’t spoil the plot, but will tell you that Rupert Graves (Sherlock) is joining the cast next season.
Our day got a lot brighter this morning when the news broke that our favorite sleuth and Dr. Watson are set to return in all new installments of Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock. Even better, this go-round we won’t just be getting three new episodes – we’ll also see a brand new special starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
The only downside? According to our friends at WGBH and PBS, production on the new shows won’t even begin until January 2015. (That’s what we all get for making the two stars so popular and subsequently busy!) So, we have to wait awhile until the new shows arrive. But, that just gives us more time to conjure up all of the adventures we hope will be coming!
Today, BBC Radio listeners heard actor Benedict Cumberbatch read the original 8 a.m. news report that was broadcast 70 years ago on D-Day.
The original news bulletin offered the first warning to many Europeans that the D-Day invasion had begun. Throughout the day, the BBC will air several original D-Day bulletins read by the Masterpiece Mystery! “Sherlock” star and fellow actor Patrick Stewart. Listen to the recording below, and visit The Guardian for the full story.
Okay, we’ve all now seen the celebrity-packed Twitter-breaking selfie that Bradley Cooper took for Ellen last night at the Oscars. You haven’t? I don’t believe you, but here it is.
That, however was nowhere near the night’s best snap. That honor goes to our man from Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, who so badly wanted to photobomb U2 that he had to literally leap into the frame. That is gumption we can applaud.
“Are you ready for my brain bending challenge, Benedict Sherlock?”
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch meets “Murray-arity” and The Count from Sesame Street – and it’s hilarious! It’s almost enough to tide us over to the next season of the Masterpiece Mystery! series after this past weekend’s – too soon! – finale.