Monday, 26 July 2010

[362] Sherlock Set Visit

Back in March, I had the opportunity to visit the set of the new BBC series Sherlock - the first episode of which aired last night. The recordings from the day have been resting in my Dropbox folder for the last 4 months, until transmission was announced about a fortnight ago.

So, with hours of audio to trawl through, I ventured into the Dennis Publishing office, taking up a spot on the Micro Mart/Den of Geek desk. And hammered out 7 chunky articles over the course of the week.

In an unassuming warehouse, just outside of Pontypridd, BBC Wales creates dreams. Dreams of a prime time televisual variety, that is. In the reception area, they proudly display artwork from Doctor Who and Torchwood, their two most successful series since the studio complex opened in 2006. But we, a rag-tag bunch of daytrippin' journalists, are here for a different reason.

It is March, and, in a portacabin-cum-cafe, we sit down with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. They fill us in on their new project as a coffee machine churns like a broken TARDIS in the background. Their goal is to bring Sherlock Holmes, one of the English language's more iconic characters, into the 21st century. The ensuing series,
Sherlock, will take the form of three, feature length episodes, re-setting classic Arthur Conan Doyle tales in a thoroughly modern London.

Read the full article here.

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