News Bulletin 121

“All has turned out splendidly”

You can hardly have failed to notice that coverage of the live tennis last Friday evening resulted in BBC One knocking  the first episode repeat of Sherlock (series 2) out of play.

The postponed episode 1 – ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’ is now re-scheduled for this Friday (12 July) at 8.30pm on BBC One. Episodes 2 and 3 will therefore each be a week later than originally planned, assuming nothing else gets in the way in the meantime that is.

Needless to say, many listings magazines are showing the incorrect details for this week’s episode, and if the new Radio Times (w/c 13 July 2013) is anything to go by the same problems will persist into the following week too. 

The delay in transmission has fortunately meant that we can relay the following pieces of news. The Sherlock producers have come up with a devilish cunning plan to maximise viewers for the repeat run. While the titles of the first two episodes in the third series have already been announced, there’s been no reveal as yet for episode 3. So what have these fiends done? A clue to the title has been hidden in each of the episodes of the repeat run, guaranteeing that Sherlock fans won’t be able to take their eyes off  the screen, not even for a moment!

Also, our spies tell us that there’s a brief teaser at the end of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ (episode 3 in this repeat run). Will it explain how Sherlock survived? Possibly, but probably not – but then you never know with this Sherlock production.


“Anything else?” I asked

Benedict Cumberbatch is the star turn in the ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ spot in this Sunday’s Top Gear on BBC Two at 8pm (14 July). This being Top Gear, the car is of course the real star, and in this instance it’s a Vauxhall Corsa.