Sherlock…so transcended its genre by virtue of its acting, casting, direction and, above all, writing, that it deserved to be considered alongside British TV drama’s highest achievements – Andrew Billen – The Times
Sherlock series 2 started filming on May 16th 2011 and finished on 24 August 2011.
It began airing in January 2012 and received viewing figures in excess of 11 million. The second series received 4 BAFTA nominations (winning for Andrew Scott’s portrayal of Moriarty) and 13 Emmy nominations. It has also been nominated for a Producer’s Guild of America award.
Sherlock series 2 was hailed the best show of the year by Radio Times critics and by the New York Times.
The second series consisted of three episodes:
A Scandal in Belgravia(Written by Steven Moffat) – A case of blackmail threatens to topple the monarchy itself, but soon Sherlock and John discover there is even more to it than that. They find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents, and a secret conspiracy involving the British government.
But this case will cast a longer shadow on their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself: Irene Adler (Lara Pulver).
The Hounds of Baskerville (Written by Mark Gatiss) – Something terrible has happened to Henry Knight (Russell Tovey). Sherlock and John investigate the truth about the monstrous creature which apparently killed their client’s father. A hound from hell? What seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over Dartmoor.
The Reichenbach Fall (Written by Stephen Thompson) – James Moriarty (Andrew Scott) possesses the greatest criminal mind that the world has ever seen. Sherlock and John knew he wouldn’t stay hidden for long. But even they never guessed the sheer scale and audacity of the crime that would propel Moriarty back into the headlines. The crime of the century. The Tower of London, the Bank of England and Pentonville prison – all sprung open on the same day, as if by magic! But Moriarty’s plans don’t stop there…
Sherlock and John lock horns with their old enemy in one final problem that tests loyalty and courage to their very limits. Sherlock must fight for his reputation, his sanity and his life. But is he all he claims to be?