Steven Moffat talks about Moriarty…
It sounds like the kind of joke you pull out of a Christmas cracker…
Q: “What’s Sherlock Holmes’s favourite party game?”
A: “Give Us a Clue.”
For younger viewers (or younger than me, anyway) Give Us a Clue was televised charades (yes, really) with Una Stubbs, who now plays Sherlock’s landlady Mrs Hudson, leading one team of celebrity guessers while Lionel Blair took charge of their opponents.
So it’s rather satisfying to hear that while Benedict Cumberbatch was shooting Sherlock’s lengthy best man’s speech in wedding episode The Sign of Three, his co-stars were relaxing by playing charades.
"I loved doing the wedding," said Martin Freeman who, as John Watson, was marrying his real-life partner Amanda Abbington, aka Mary Marston. "It was a beautiful few days on a lovely set, with lovely people and we got to watch Ben do a monologue… We were just playing games between takes while he was having a nervous breakdown."
"We played give us a clue with Una Stubbs," confirmed Abbington, speaking at the iTunes launch of Sherlock series three. (x)
~official~ sherlock behind the scenes commentary exclusive from the bbc
Sherlock: Take your family to work day.
- Drawing by Steven Moffat & Sue Vertue’s son
- Mark Gatiss’ husband Ian Hallard as Mr. Crayhill
- Martin Freeman’s partner Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan
- Benedict Cumberbatch’s parents Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton as Sherlock’s parents
From Broadcast magazine:
Fans of Sherlock will given the chance to help the detective solve a series of cases via a mobile game due to launch after the BBC1 series has aired.
Sherlock: The Network has been developed by digital production company The Project Factory in association with show producers Hartswood Films.
The £2.99 iOS game pits players as one of Sherlock’s trusted lieutenants and tasks them with solving 10 individual cases which are underpinned with one overarching mystery.
In each case players must travel around a map of London by tube, black cab and on-foot, interviewing witnesses and suspects, negotiating mini-games and collecting clues to solve the crime.
The game features around 20 minutes of original video footage of Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, with input from writer Mark Gatiss and producer Sue Vertue.
Along with the video messages, clues will also be sent to players via SMS and voicemail as The Project Factory aimed to develop an “interactive experience” which tapped in to the capabilities of the device.
The Project Factory creative director Rob Barnes said the game was being launched further to the conclusion of the series to tap into the surrounding buzz.
“People are spending increasing amounts of time online and once a series has finished it is important to keep feeding fans additional content,” he said. “The bigger dramas are starting to realise it’s important to give audiences different experiences across different platforms.”
The Project Factory manages the social media activity for ITV drama Downton Abbey and has previously launched an immersive mobile game to support the Netherland’s biggest soap Good Times Bad Times.
can somebody please photoshop sherlock’s face onto this gif
Don’t you tell me that John isn’t absolutely heart broken. Don’t you tell me he did not miss Sherlock and don’t you tell me Martin cannot act because this is the face of a man who has so many different emotions and you can see each and every one of them on his face. Don’t you tell me any of those.
Not that I necessarily disagree with any of the above, but has anyone ever studied the Kuleshov Effect in relation to fandoms on Tumblr? Because that would be fascinating.
what if martin freeman is involved with the nsa and that’s how he knows about all the fanfiction
Yes, because everyone’s done such a very good job keeping that secret.
I don’t know either, but it happened. Let’s move on.
So Towel Day is coming up… How many of you are going to be annoying and cosplay as John Watson wearing a bathrobe just to confuse everyone?
- my dad: i think id think to watch that british version of sherlock. like the tv show, with benjadiddle dippybird and the porn star from love actually.
this is what i imagine a sad and sassy drunk john says to sherlock’s empty chair