News Bulletin 58

“Look,at this, Watson,” he cried.

Today’s The Day!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is opening today in most cinemas across the UK, Republic of Ireland & USA. It’s a 12A (UK) with a running time of 128 minutes. See the roll-out schedule for other countries here.


Reviews which have come to our notice to date include the following.

Film 2011 with Claudia Winkleman (BBC1, Wednesday 14th) reviewed the film at the start of the show. You can catch the entire programme here.

Front Row (BBC Radio4, Tuesday 13th) also did a review. We overlooked this one but if like us you missed it at the time, here’s a chance to catch-up.

You’ll find a review from The Guardian at this link.

And one from the Daily Telegraph here.

Here are a couple more reviews which were spotted on the Internet.


You can hear a short interview with Stephen Fry who plays Mycroft Holmes here. This link may not be accessible outside the UK.

The Film Programme (BBC Radio4,Thursday 15 December, repeated Sunday 18 December at 11pm) includes a short interview with Eddie Marsan, who reprises his role as Inspector Lestrade in the film. Did we doze off and miss the SH2 bit? You can listen to the programme here.

Film Tie-in Comp 1.

Booking online to see SH2 at any Odeon Cinema could put you on the plane to Paris for a free luxury weekend break. Find out how to try your luck here.

FilmTie-in Comp 2.

Bus shelter posters promoting the film have been appearing across Belfast during the past few days (and we presume elsewhere too). These feature RDJ and a hidden game which you can access via a smart phone. The winners could get themselves a nice hotel break if they hit the jackpot.

Talking of posters, there’s lots on the Metro buses here in Belfast but no sign of any of those big billboards which were used for SH1.


For those who like this sort of thing, here’s a few to be getting on or off with.