Sherlock (2010– )
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A Scandal in Belgravia 

Sherlock must confiscate something of importance from a mysterious woman named Irene Adler.

Director:

Paul McGuigan (as Paul Mcguigan)

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Danny Webb ... DI Carter
Andrew Havill ... The Equerry
Todd Boyce ... Neilson
Oona Chaplin ... Jeanette
Richard Cunningham ... Timid Man
Rosemary Smith Rosemary Smith ... Married Woman
Simon Thorp ... Businessman
Anthony Cozens Anthony Cozens ... Geeky Young Man
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Storyline

Following a bizarre stand-off with master criminal Moriarty, ended when the villain responds to a phone call, Sherlock interrupts his investigation of a rural slaying when summoned to Buckingham Palace. Dominatrix Irene Adler has incriminating photos of a royal princess which Sherlock is engaged to retrieve; however, having engineered a meeting with Irene, Sherlock realizes that she has far more dangerous evidence in her possession, sought by rogue CIA agents, which causes her to fake her death and pass the facts, encrypted in her camera phone, to Sherlock. Having deciphered the explosive result and discovered a government plot, Sherlock has to consider if Irene can be trusted and indeed if she is in league with Moriarty. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Scandal in Belgravia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The story takes place over the course of a year. See more »

Goofs

When John comes in from the rain and tells Sherlock about Irene, the damp patches on his jacket come and go. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[during the stand-off over the bomb, Moriarty's mobile rings]
Moriarty: [embarrassed] Do you mind if I get that?
Sherlock Holmes: Oh, no, please. You've got the rest of your life.
Moriarty: [answers phone] Hello?
[pause]
Moriarty: Yes, of course it is. What do you want?
[He mouths, "sorry." to Sherlock, who mouths back, "Oh, it's fine."]
Moriarty: [listens, then shouts] Say that again!
[normal voice]
[...]
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Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns
Scots folk melody,
[Violin solo]
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Terrific Stuff
2 January 2012 | by DaveFilmloverSee all my reviews

After a splendid first (too short) series, I was really looking forward to this. Did it reach my expectations. No, it actually surpassed them. Brilliant writing, direction and acting from all the cast. Not one duff point. A superb story with lots of in-jokes for Holmes enthusiasts, but even if you are not familiar with Holmes you will love it. I like the way the writers utilise a previous story and bring it up to date and actually improve on it ten-fold. The devices used to point out the Holmes powers of deduction are very good and apt for the digital age. Really looking forward to upcoming stories. Let's hope there are many more to come. Even if there are not, what is on offer is so richly rewarding it will bear repeat viewings. After this the Beeb can be (almost) forgiven for the dross of "Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff". This is how to bring a classic up to date and make it relevant, exciting and funny. Deserves 20 stars


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