Sherlock: New episode set for cinema simulcast

25 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Benedict Cumberbatch calls police after stalker leaves red ribbons at Sherlock star’s house.

The Sherlock star, who lives his wife Sophie and their baby son Christopher, became alarmed after a fan left red ribbons attached to his house and car. ‘It might be that she thinks it’s harmless, but it does feel a bit sinister.The 39-year-old actor is said to have alerted Met officers after a woman repeatedly turned up at the house he shares with his wife and baby in north London.Over 100 cinemas across the nation have decided to simulcast the 90-minute Christmas special of Sherlock on 1 January 2016 – and now the BBC have revealed that if you decide to head down to your local multiplex then you’re going to get a whole load of amazing bonus material.

The reveal that the upcoming holiday special for Sherlock is called Sherlock: The Abominable Bride and confirmation that the fourth season is officially happening ensures that there will be more mysteries to solve for the sleuth of Baker Street.The BBC has confirmed Sherlock:The Abominable Bride, which sees Cumberbatch’s Holmes and sidekick Martin Freeman (as Watson) transported back in time to Victorian England, will be screened at selected cinemas on January 2, shortly after its premiere on streaming service Stan*. He became concerned after the stalker left mysterious red ribbons at his home – on one occasion fastened to a window and, on a separate visit, tied to his car, it has been reported. Fans who decide to leave the warmth and comfort of their homes on New Year’s Day will be treated to a guided tour of 221B Baker Street from co-creator and executive producer Steven Moffat as well as a look behind the scenes at how the cast and crew filmed the Victorian special.

The modern-day update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective stories stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his stalwart companion, Dr Watson. Little else is known about the episode although clues given across social media have led fans to believe Conan Doyle’s The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle is the inspiration as it’s the only Sherlock Holmes novel set during the festive season. The star, who has appeared in big movies including The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness and August: Osage County, has spoken in the past about his fans, who nickname themselves Cumberb**ches. “There is some obsessive behaviour, which is quite worrying,” he said back in 2012. “I worry for them, not for me. The BBC in Britain and PBS’ Masterpiece in the United States have also announced they will broadcast the 90-minute Sherlock special episode on January 1.

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