August 2010 News Bulletin 2

“I may even say exceptional features of interest.”

Sherlock – A Retrospection.

The BBC TV series has received overwhelming approval from viewers and critics alike, although needless to say there have been a few brickbats too.  Overnight ratings showed that the finale – The Great Game achieved the highest figures of the series – 7.34m (31.3% of the audience), compared to 7.05m for A Study in Pink and 6.442 for The Blind Banker.  The series average was 7.2m.  You can of course discuss Sherlock on our site Forum Quarterdeck.

Sherlock DVD Set to Spin!

The BBC will launch the Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray versions of Sherlock on 30 August 2010.  The release includes all 3 episodes recently shown on TV, plus extras consisting of the 60 minute pilot episode (previously reported to have been ‘binned’) and commentaries on episodes 1 and 3.  The full price for the DVD is £19.99 and £24.99 for the Blu-ray.  However the DVD is widely available online at £12.99 –, and  The best Blu-ray price seen to date is £15.93 at

The Game is on this Fall.

The BBC’s Sherlock drama premieres in the US on 24 October 2010 on PBS as part of its ‘Masterpiece Mystery’ series.

More Sherlock Drama Sites to See.

Tom and Jerry Team Up with Sherlock Holmes.

Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes, a full length (75 minute) feature movie was released straight to Region 2 DVD on 16 August 2010.  The full price is £9.99, however internet retailers –, and have it cut to £5.99.


Undershaw Update.

The campaign to try and save Conan Doyle’s former home Undershaw, has reached the US press.  Thanks to our member Paul Spiring, you can read an interesting article which appeared in the Los Angeles Times recently.  You’ll find this under ‘Latest News’ at, Paul’s own site.

Paul also tells us that there is now a page dedicated exclusively to Undershaw on Wikipedia –