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Sherlock series 3 starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has sadly now finished airing in the UK.
Over three fantastic episodes (The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three and His Last Vow) the series delighted viewers garnering record viewing figures.
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The extraordinary final episode of Sherlock series 3 – His Last Vow has now aired in the UK.
You can read our review of the episode written by Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran here
The first episode of Sherlock’s third series – The Empty Hearse was watched by an extraordinary 12.7 million viewers! It had overnight viewing figures of 9.2 million which increased by 3.5 million once iplayer was taken into account (a new record).
The incredible viewing figures make Sherlock: The Empty Hearse the highest rated non Doctor Who drama since 2002!
Charlotte Moore -controller of BBC One commented: “I’m very proud to have Sherlock on BBC One and see it topping the charts as the biggest ever consolidated audience ever, it demonstrates that ambition and quality matter to our audience.”
Sue Vertue, producer of Sherlock, Hartswood Films was thrilled with the record figures. “When we began Sherlock, and it was an instant hit, we thought it couldn’t get better. But each series has outdone the last and this is our biggest rating yet. Trying to believe this is really happening is a job in itself!”
Sherlock concludes this evening with His Last Vow on BBC One at 8:30 p.m. The BBC have released some promo photos for the episode which sees Sherlock go up against Charles Augustus Magnussen.
Sherlock: The Sign of Three aired tonight in the UK. This lovely, hilariously funny, very different episode was written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson and featured the day of John and Mary’s wedding with the most extraordinary best man’s speech courtesy of one Sherlock Holmes.
You can read our review of The Sign of Three here.
We’ve also added a lovely video of Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Amanda Abbington, some other reviews of the episode, some promo photos and some more Sherlock behind the scenes photos (courtesy of the wonderful cast & crew on twitter) to the site.
The BBC have also posted the trailer to the final episode of series 3 – His Last Vow. I fear they’ll be tears before bedtime…
Sherlock series 3 has returned to our screens after a two year absence. The first episode of series 3 The Empty Hearse aired to an expectant public on New Year’s Day.
We’ve added lots of Sherlock content to the site including reviews, our review of the episode, behind the scenes photos and our transcript of the Q&A with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Sue Vertue, Jeremy Lovering, Mark Gatiss & Steven Moffat following the BFI screening of The Empty Hearse.
The next episode The Sign of Three airs this Sunday (only 4 days to wait!) on BBC 1 at 8:30 pm and the BBC have released a new trailer for it which you can see on our videos page.
2013 has been another extraordinary year for Benedict Cumberbatch and we’ve put together a list of some of the main highlights of the past year.
Meanwhile some new Sherlock images have been been released by the BBC including some new promo images from The Sign of Three.
The BBC have released a 7 minute prequel to The Empty Hearse entitled Many Happy Returns. Featuring Sherlock, John, Anderson and Lestrade it’s a lovely intro to the new series.
You can view the episode on youtube or on our videos page.
Amazon have also released a promo for the new series (which features a brief glimpse of The Sign of Three) which also shows off the beautiful new cover art (left) for the Sherlock series 1-3 box set (not yet featured on Amazon).
Finally Itunes have released previews for the new Sherlock series 3 soundtrack by David Arnold and Michael Price.
Happy Christmas from Cumberbatchweb!
Thanks so much to everyone who has enjoyed the site over the past year. 2013 was an incredible year for Benedict Cumberbatch – he appeared in four films, as the villainous Khan in Star Trek into Darkness, as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, as plantation owner William Ford in the highly critically acclaimed 12 Years a Slave and the Necromancer and the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He was also named the sexiest man in the world by The Sun and the sexiest movie actor by Empire Magazine. Benedict also landed his first cover of GQ and to cap it off found himself on the cover of Time magazine.
Looking forward 2013 ends with the release of August Osage County in the US (opens limited Christmas Day before moving to a wide release in January) in which Benedict plays Little Charlie. The new year begins with the feverishly anticipated return of Sherlock series 3. Other treats in store for 2014 include the release of The Imitation Game (in which Benedict plays Alan Turing) and a return to theatre as Benedict will be playing Hamlet in the West End in Autumn 2014.
Lots to look forward to! Happy Christmas everyone!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is now on general release. Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Benedict Cumberbatch in a dual role as both the Necromancer and Smaug the Dragon.
We’ve added our review to the site (hint we loved it!)
You can already pre-order the dvd and blu ray on Amazon.
The world premiere screening of Sherlock The Empty Hearse took place yesterday at the BFI Southbank. The screening was followed by a panel with Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman, Sue Vertue, Steven Moffat & Jeremy Lovering with Caitlin Moran chairing. Amanda Abbington, Louise Brealey and Una Stubbs were also in the audience packed out with fans – some of whom had queued for 48 hours to get tickets!
The episode was exhilarating, emotional, audacious, funny & very clever with plenty of moments the fans will love.
You can see our photos from the event here.