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Gatiss and Moffat’s Sherlock on PBS, DVD/Blu-ray

by on Nov.07, 2010, under Television, Video/DVD

Seems my Bothan-er, Warner Home Video/BBC spies have failed me – not only do I not seem to be getting my customary early X-Mas present of Doctor Who DVDs this year (Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series is out on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday), but I was unaware that Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss and writer/producer Steven Moffat’s critically acclaimed series Sherlock also appears on DVD and Blu-ray the same day. I have heard nothing but good things about this version, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch (The Last Enemy, Hawking) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (soon to be very well known as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit) as Dr. John Watson, and have been waiting for it to come to the U.S. on television. What I didn’t realize is that it was being shown on PBS, and is under the “Masterpiece Mystery!” banner and not under its own name. Check your local PBS listings, but fortunately in Boston they are repeated all three episodes on November 14th…thanks to @dire_rampancy for the tweet about that, and @tnsears for also pointing out that it is available online on the PBS website under Masterpiece Theater.


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1 Comment for this entry

  • rickyjames

    I’ve seen two of the three eps of Sherlock and I would rate it as an A+ effort. Perfect transition to modern times, complete with Watson still as a disabled Afghan war vet. I actually went back and reread the original Study in Scarlet after seeing their pilot ep Study in Pink and it was a brilliant update of the same story. I love the buildup of Moriarity as a behind the scenes supervillian. Supposedly this has been approved for Season Two after the three initial trial eps of Season One were so well recieved. Bravo! The game is afoot, er, on!