Also see our new Events, Conventions, Groups and Links page.

Follow our Twitter feed to be updated on news as we post it.!
This is our archive of old news starting in 2014

See our Current "News Page"

December 31, 2014: Image of the Draft Script for the Christmas Episode
Producer Sue Vertue Posted it on her Twitter Feed - Click the Image to the right for a full size version.
November 26, 2014: 111 things we learned about Sherlock from the latest DVDs
Neat little background things from the 14 disc Box Set. (Makes a great Gift for yourself and others. - from Den of Geek
November 20, 2014: Mark Gatiss to the Radio Times on the Upcoming Fourth Series:
  • “You can always expect tragedy as well as adventure, that’s just how it goes,"
  • Gatiss won't be drawn on whether that tragedy will include the death of John Watson's wife Mary which Martin Freeman has suggested saying she'll be killed off "at some point” in some future story since Mary dies in the original Sherlock Holmes stories.
September 13, 2014: More Confirmation of Filming date in early 2015 for Holiday Special
September 13, 2014: Box set Will have Never Before Seen Footage and Limited Edition Busts:
  • Never-seen-before outtakes from series two and three
  • An exclusive deleted scene from series three
  • New audio commentary with Una Stubbs, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Mark Gatiss
  • 3 x 45 minute documentaries, as seen on PBS in the USA, that include behind-the-scene footage
  • 1x60 Unlocking Sherlock documentary
  • 'Sherlock – Many Happy Returns': a seven-minute mini-episode
  • Limited edition Busts and two art cards
August 26, 2014: Sherlock's executive producer Steven Moffat said, "We practically reduced our cast to tears by telling them the plan."
""Mark [Gatiss] and myself are so excited with what we've got coming up, probably more excited than we've ever been about Sherlock... Honestly, I think we can [top the last season]." Mr. Moffat was speaking at the Emmys. - from Digital Spy
July 2, 2014: 'Sherlock' will return with a one-off special later followed by a three part series
"Shooting on the special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year.... Sherlock co-creator, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said.... 'Of course, it's far too early to say what's coming, but we're reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John is the very last thing you'd expect.'" - from Digital Spy
May 22, 2014: 'Sherlock' is used as an example of new Oxford Dictionary word.
To give an example of the new word 'ship' (from 'relationship') with the meaning that fans want fictional characters to be romantically involved, Oxford uses the relationship of Sherlock and Molly. Or course, the most popular 'ship' in Sherlock (among those who write and read fan fiction, for instance) is from those who want to see Sherlock and John romantically involved. But it seems the Oxford Dictionaries wanted something more "main stream", and there are certainly plenty of viewers of Sherlock who do "ship Sherlock and Molly", though many also admit that would not be emotionally healthy for Molly.

May 13, 2014: Sherlock fan artists can have their images displayed at Speedy's Cafe
Tweet them to #Speedysfanart. To see what they have chosen so far, go to and choose "Fan Art"

May 13, 2014: Focus Home Interactive has announced that its upcoming Sherlock game, Crimes & Punishments, will launch this September.
It will be released to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox One. Here is another article on the game with screenshots.

April 9, 2014: Mark Gatiss in Brazil answering Sherlock questions - BBC Worldwide.

April 7, 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will both take the title role in upcoming productions of Shakespeare's Richard III.
Cumberbatch will play the King on television in a continuation of the Sheakespeare plays that appeared in the United States in the PBS Great Performances broadcasts known as "The Hollow Crown" (we assume they will come to the US after initial showings on the BBC). Freeman will portray the same character on stage in the West End.

March 26, 2014: Masterpiece Mystery ratings for season 3 of Sherlock released.
According to PBS and WGBH the average audience for "Sherlock, Season 3" grew to 6.6 million viewers, an increase of more than 2 million viewers from season 2, which averaged 4.4 million viewers. — source BroadWay World Hub
This is in spite of the fact that the episodes were broadcast in a later timeslot (10 pm, 9 pm Central/Mountain time) and it didn't end until midnight on the coasts which ruled out many students with class the next day and some people who had to be up early to work on Monday morning. So many people delayed watching and the total viewership for the three episodes was 13.5 million which is "up 26% from 10.7 million in 2012. On Sundays across its short three-week run, Sherlock fans generated more than 58,000 tweets.... PBS reports... 3.3 million streams of full episodes of Sherlock’s Season 3 across desktop, mobile and PBS apps on Roku, XBox and Apple TV." — source Deadline Hollywood

March 20, 2014: For fans who want to see Cumberbatch play Hamlet on stage.
Looks like it will be August 2015 at London’s Barbican Theatre. He also has a major movie coming out in the Autumn called The Imitation Game, portraying Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking genius who is also considered the father of the electronic computer and who, after the war, was driven to his death by the nation he had saved (which recently apologized for its behavior). — source Britain's Daily Mail

March 13, 2014: Elementary has Officially been picked up for a third season.

March 11, 2014: The French Broadcasts of Sherlock provide translating/dubbing challenges.
The French love the show and are showing it on two different channels but insist on dubbing it which presented a problem for the "I am Sher-locked" phone code, especially. — source Britain's Radio Times

March 10, 2014: Sherlock: Interactive Adventure is available from the App Store.
This iOS app is based on the Conan Doyle story "The Red-Headed League". You can get a taste of the app free and if you want then get the full version for $2.99 (40% off) for a limited time.

March 5, 2014: CBS says it will make money selling exclusive rights to Elementary to Hulu and WGN America
These deals won't take place until after the Third Season of Elementary. CBS's top executives told investors “Elementary is a great show and a very successful show, but it’s not a grand slam” so the aftermarket prices help. — source Variety

March 4, 2014: — "Sherlock was sold in 220 countries" — source Interview with Andrew Scott

February 22, 2014: — Elementary has been in reruns, new episodes resume February 27, 2014

February 8, 2014:Two three-day Official Sherlock conventions have been announced. for 2014 They will be called "SHERLOCKED":
One will be in Europe and the other in the U.S. What we know and don't know: Who will come is unknown; What it will be is an official convention put on by professionals and the Sherlock production team; When is still be to announced; Where is also to be announced; How is also unknown. But the Why is well known: because this show has a real following on both sides of the pond. — source Sherlockology

February 7, 2014:Ratings Information for Sherlock "The Sign of Three" and "His Last Vow":
About 3 million viewers watched the show each of those weeks. — source Entertainment Weekly

February 7, 2014:News from Sherlock co-creator: Steven Moffat
     "hints strongly" that the character, Janine, played by Yasmine Akram in "The Sign of Three" and "His Last Vow" will return: They might be pals, Moffat says, "she still likes him in the end" and Sherlock likes her. — source Zap 2 It
     says about Andrew Scott's Moriarty in the final scene that they decided to put that in when cutting the episode. Mark Gatiss suggested the live action shot after the credits which they then had to shoot. "It was just a final little treat, really, to wind people up!" — source Digital Spy.

February 6, 2014:Sherlock Producer Sue Vertue says,
That the show will always be 90 minutes, but upcoming seasons may be shorter than three episodes. — source Digital Spy.

February 6, 2014:More Episodes of the new Russian Sherlock Holmes TV Show:
More Episodes (see January 25 News Article below for the pilot including how to get English subtitles)
Episode #2
Episode #3
Episode #4
Episode #5
Episode #6
Episode #7
Episode #8
Episode #9
Episode #10

February 5, 2014:Steven Moffat predicts when More Sherlock Episodes will appear:
Pre-production work needs to be done and then there are multiple schedules to work out "likely making a season 4 premiere two years out." Among the considerations is that Cumberbatch "is rumored for a part in what would be a very time-intensive Star Wars: Episode 7 production", and "Freeman is set to appear in FX’s Fargo TV series". — source: Screen Rant.

February 3, 2014:Information on Plans for the Fourth Season of Sherlock
"The new season of “Sherlock” has not been formally written yet, even though there have been ideas discussed. The earliest it could film is this summer, after Steven Moffat finishes his run on the latest season of 'Doctor Who'....
"Our personal belief is that we could see “Sherlock” back in the spring or the summer of 2015, but the best philosophy to take when gauging the future of the show is to believe it when you see it … or at least hear about it. The British media has been known to pass along some less-than-true stories, and it is hard to trust most of what they say at this point.” — source: Cartermatt

February 1, 2014: Amazon Now has the Third Season Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order
It will be available March 4, 2014 and you can pre-order now. Also will be available on MP3 and you can listen to samples when available.

January 31, 2014: Normally, this site will focus on fictional characters, mentioning the actors that play them, of course, but seldom dealing with the life of the actors outside of playing those character:
But sometimes something is so extraordinary that we really cannot resist, and Benedict Cumberbatch reading a letter from Alan Turing (who he will play in the movie to be released in the next few months, "The Imitation Game") is one of those times. You can see the reading on YouTube. You can read up on Alan Turing, often called the father of computers, on Wikipedia.

January 28, 2014: Win a Prop used in "The Empty Hearse"
"In March 2013, Hornby was asked to supply a track layout and locomotives for a scene in the new third series of the BBC television series ‘Sherlock.’" Staff from Hornby travelled to Cardiff to set it up for a scene featuring the characters of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) in ‘The Empty Hearse’. Having created it for the episode, Hormby is giving it away. Enter on their website. It is free: You just have to correctly answer a question about the show.

January 25, 2014: Russian Version of Sherlock Holmes
First episode now on YouTube. One of the icons directly below video turns on English captioning. This has an entirely new version of the meeting between Holmes and Watson although it does still have the deduction about being just back from Afghanistan.. Don't miss Watson teaching Holmes to box. It is not a repeat of anything and it has some interesting features. Totally new imagining of the Holmes-Watson relationship. "Sixteen episodes have been produced."
We also found a YouTube teaser for future episodes.
— We had been hearing that a Russian TV series was being produced but had no idea a first episode was on YouTube until we saw the link on Always 1895 and found more information at Wikipedia

January 24, 2014: The student newspaper of the University of Tennessee. says "British TV becomes new series fad":
Sherlock, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey "are just a better quality than the American shows of today."

January 20, 2014: Ratings Information from The Hollywood Reporter: 'Sherlock's' U.S. Audience Grows After Long Break:
"Sherlock jumped 25 percent after a nearly two-year absence from PBS. The Masterpiece Mystery debut of the U.K. hit, airing on just a three-week delay, averaged 4 million viewers on Sunday night."

"That's up 800,000 from the season two launch in May 2012, easily marking a stateside series high for the show."

"Downton Abbey remains a much bigger British import. The recent premiere was up 22 percent from a year ago." ;

The Internet Movie Database says, Sherlock's ratings were "about 80% higher than the PBS average for the 10-11:30 p.m. time period on Sundays."

January 19, 2014: At least one word was edited out of tonight's broadcast:
But the loss may have only been seconds. When John learns the bomb is not going to go off, he unleashes his anger at Sherlock saying, "You cock." The "you" was left in with the other word seamlessly cut off as if John couldn't think of a word to use that was strong enough. But John has been in the army so knows the strongest words available.
— email if you observed any other cuts.

According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen's Q&A blog: a “Masterpiece Mystery!” publicist.has told them that the episodes that air in the U.S. will not be edited from what aired in the U.K. As the credits roll Sunday night we will know immediately: if the credits for the 90 min. episode roll at about 28 minutes after the hour, the episode was uncut. If they roll at about 20 minutes after the hour, they were cut, as they have been in the past.

Many Happy Returns: Released by the BBC and the Producers at Christmas

The PBS website has some interesting videos behind the scenes:
  • Behind the scene of Season 3
  • Sherlock Creators at ComicCon More Videos where they talk about:
    • They say they do give the answer to how he survived with some false starts first.
    • They say they were inspired (especially about the relationship between Sherlock and Mycroft) by Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
    • Claims Moriarity is really dead

Spoiler Free Review of "His Last Vow" from Sherlockology with the following information: "When the end credits start, do not turn off your television or change the channel. Watch to the very close."

Official Trailer for "The Sign of Three"

  1. Hyped for Sherlock even more now that I know is gonna be in it

  2. Oh my goodness the man with the glorious beard is going to be in ! This is absolutely the best news!

Help this site in two ways:
When you want to buy the DVDs or Other Merchandise, start on our Merchandise page or click on a banner in the footer. This costs you nothing.
See a mistake? Know any info that should be on the site?
 Email We have a gold star page so tell us how you want to be listed (name, nickname, initials, etc.).