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Even though this is from the official BBC publication, The Radio Times, There seems to be a great deal of speculation here. Maybe nothing but speculation. It is posted in our News section only because it comes from the The Radio Times. Click on the link at your own risk of spoilers.
December 5, 2016: New "Sherlock" Official Teaser
"The first issue of the English-language reprint is a massive 52-page affair and will go on sale Wednesday, June 8...."
They show several images including the five covers (a small version shown below). See all covers and a few panels at The Nerdist
"‘Sherlock’ to Feature Scenes Shot in Morocco" - from Morocco World News
"Talalay’s movie credits include 'Tank Girl' for United Artists, 'Ghost in the Machine' for 20th Century Fox, 'Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare' and upcoming independent film 'An Introvert’s Guide to High School.' She holds dual U.S./Canadian citizenship, but is a permanent U.K. resident.
"Season four begins with Sherlock Holmes back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife Mary prepare for their biggest ever challenge — becoming parents for the first time." - from Variety
"Douglas Wilmer...began a long association with Sherlock Holmes when he ably portrayed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth on a 1960s series for the BBC. [He] died Thursday."
"The London-born actor first played Holmes opposite Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson in 1964 (for a pilot episode) and then for an 11-episode season in 1965. (For another season of Sherlock Holmes, Peter Cushing replaced him in 1968.)"
Here is a scene of him playing Holmes:
Digital Spy has more interviews on the show and the fourth series. Included in the interview video at the bottom, "We start shooting in April."
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The theatrical version of the episode will include a guided set tour of 221B Baker Street with executive producer Steven Moffat, plus a short 'making-of' with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
The programme...is watched by 98 million fans in China, who have special names for its stars: “Peanut” for Watson and “Curly Fu” for Holmes.
The seasonal episode... a Sherlock Holmes ghost story. Moffat told the Radio Times: “It’s a new story, but if you know the original stories, you’ll see that it’s fashioned out of quite a few others.
“As ever with us, we’ve chosen several and there are loads of references. One of them you have to be able to speak Chinese to get.” - from The Telegraph (British)
The special will also feature Mrs Hudson, played by Una Stubbs, and Watson's wife Mary Morstan, played by Martin Freeman's real-life partner Amanda Abbington.... it will be set in gothic 19th century London....The Christian Post reported that co-creator Mark Gatiss said the special will be based on the Sherlock Holmes book [sic] "The Adventure Of The Musgrave Ritual."
"Tickets for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will be available beginning on Nov. 6, and can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com, or participating theater box offices. The special theatrical event is expected to play in over 500 theaters across the U.S."
"The theatrical version of the episode will include 20 minutes of additional footage, including a guided set tour of 221B Baker Street with executive producer Steven Moffat, plus a short 'making-of' with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman." - from EW Online
"...Masterpiece and PBS have announced that the 90-minute one-off special, titled Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, will premiere in the U.S. at 9PM ET on Masterpiece Mystery on January 1, 2016. BBC One also confirmed it is airing the same day in the UK.
"The previously announced Season 4 is also afoot with shooting due to begin in the spring, PBS said. Creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are 'busy writing away right now,' the BBC tweeted. An airdate is yet to be confirmed on either side of the Atlantic." - from Deadline Hollywood
"Gatiss explained the title ["The Abominable Bride"] comes from Watson’s reference to “Ricoletti of the club foot and his abominable wife,” a case Holmes and Watson undertook, but author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never wrote about." - from Bleeding Cool
"When asked why the show works, Moffat cited that friendship between the core duo who seem unlikely friends, and the fact that people will always love stories about a man who understands everything but himself."
"Vertue says that they’re working very hard to get Sherlock to air at the same time in the UK and US. And Moffat says he does have an idea of the ultimate end of the series in his mind, that he always has…"
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"I think we're always going to be in love with the idea of the man who understands everything but himself," Moffat muses. "He's obviously quite a damaged individual in a strange way, I think we're always in love with a freak genius, and with what Benedict calls his achievable superpower, and the warmth and gravity of that friendship between those two men." More than anything, it's that lovely unit of Sherlock and John, two men who on the surface don't seem like obvious friends.
Sue Vertue sent Steven and Mark to the Criterion restaurant to plan series four. Of course. Moffat promises "shattering, emotionally draining, you'll never be the same again, you'll never stop crying" cliffhangers.
For "a couple of fanboys" like Moffat and Mark, putting Sherlock back in his rightful time period was a delight. They've already put their own stamp on it, and now they're simply taking their established versions of Sherlock, John and the cast back in time.
"There is some precedent for doing Sherlock Holmes in the Victorian era,' Moffat jokes. He says the whole premise of doing the modern day reboot was "how would Sherlock Holmes exist in a world with an iPhone?", and now in the special the question is "How does Sherlock survive without his iPhone?"
A spot of background info before we get started – Douglas Mackinnon is directing the as-yet-unnamed special. It'll be his Sherlock debut, but he's got form on in the Moffatverse, having helmed a total of seven Doctor Who episodes including last year's standout 'Listen'.
MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late. Read more at GotchMovies
|According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen's Q&A blog: a “Masterpiece Mystery!” publicist.has told them that the episodes that air in the U.S. will not be edited from what aired in the U.K. As the credits roll Sunday night we will know immediately: if the credits for the 90 min. episode roll at about 28 minutes after the hour, the episode was uncut. If they roll at about 20 minutes after the hour, they were cut, as they have been in the past.|
|Many Happy Returns: Released by the BBC and the Producers at Christmas|
|Spoiler Free Review of "His Last Vow" from Sherlockology with the following information: "When the end credits start, do not turn off your television or change the channel. Watch to the very close."|
|Official Trailer for "The Sign of Three"
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