News Bulletin 88

“Tell me everything then,” said I.

Coming Up: Sherlock Holmes Week!

The first Sherlock Holmes Week is set to run from Monday 30 July to Sunday 5 August 2012. This is an online event which will give the many followers of Sherlock Holmes throughout the world a chance to share their passion with like-minded enthusiasts.

Sherlock Holmes Week is organised by MX Publishing, who in recent years has become a significant publisher in the field of Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle. Plenty to see and do so check out the website now.

It’s Emmys, My Dear Watson

Several noms for Sherlock in the 64th Emmys. They apparently submitted the “Belgravia” episode as a stand-alone movie rather than submitting the entire series – that’s why it falls under the Mini-series/Movie category. Sherlock’s two stars are also in the running for gongs.

Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, is up for Best Actor in a Mini-Series/Movie while his Watson, Martin Freeman, is challenging for Best Supporting Actor, also in a Mini-Series/Movie.

The winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony on Sunday 23 September 2012.

The Waiting Game Is Afoot

Voting has now closed for the 16th TV Choice Awards (2012) with the lucky winners to be announced on stage at The Dorchester in London on Monday 10 September 2012.

The full list of winners will be published on the TV Choice website on the night. All the winners, pictures and gossip from the evening will also feature in TV Choice magazine (the UK’s biggest selling TV listings magazine), on sale Tuesday 18 September.

Sherlock Set To Run & Run?

Benedict Cumberbatch says he really wants to play Sherlock for years to come.

Back At Bart’s

Can it come as any great surprise to learn that Benedict Cumberbatch  is going to have  a cameo role in the Simpsons? Well, we all surely know that Sherlock used to spend many of his waking hours around Bart’s, before his biographer came to glorify him!

A Grey Area?

Were Holmes & Watson gay?  There’s absolutely not one shred of evidence, search the Canon from end to end if you don’t believe us, to support the theory that they were. This hasn’t stopped writers and producers conjuring up all sorts of gay scenarios that have made their way into print or onto film, the latest one being a reimagining of A Study in Scarlet.

That first ever Sherlock Holmes story is one in a new series of classic literary rewrites (only available in e-book format), prompted it would appear by the phenomenal success of the E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey novels.

Peepolykus Hound

Those of you who enjoyed the recent adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles on BBC Radio 4 (7 July 2012), or those who didn’t, might like to tell us what they really think. The people behind the drama, Peepolykus, have a lot more strings to their bow than this production, and you can find out more about them at the following link.

Elementary, My Dear Viewers

As previously announced, the CBS television series Elementary is due to air in the US this Fall (or Autumn as we say in this part of the world). It will be shown on Sky Living here but we don’t have any schedule details to hand.

According to the Daily Star Sunday (22 July 2012), Benedict Cumberbatch has been advising his pal  Jonny Lee Millar on how to play Sherlock Holmes. The two actors struck up a friendship when they were both starring in the stage version of  Frankenstein in London last year.

We’ll be trying to keep on top of Elementary developments as they happen, but in the meantime here are a few links to be going on with.