Tuesday 27 August
Remember back in April when certain well-known faces were spotted on the set of The Empty House? Turns out there may have been one or two red herrings among them, as director Jeremy Lovering tells us "We did a few false shots".
Thursday 22 August
RadioTimes.com visits #Setlock – the fans talk Benedict and Martin
North Gower Street. London. Bulging barriers. Screams. It can only mean one thing… Our intrepid reporter stopped by to get a flavour of #Setlock and meet some dedicated fans.
Wednesday 21 August
Benedict gets political
Back in London for more episode three filming, the star chatted happily to fans between takes but he also used the attention as an opportunity to share his concerns on some political issues, holding up more handwritten signs for photographers to see...
Sunday 18 August
Benedict Cumberbatch tells the paparazzi where to go
On the set in Cardiff, Benedict took the time to issue a personal message to the paparazzi snapping shots of filming, telling them "Go photograph Egypt and show the world something important"...
Friday 2 August
The first series three trailer lands
"Our advice – keep watching to the very end!" That was the message from a BBC insider today, as fans were advised to stick around after the repeat of The Reichenbach Fall on BBC1. And those who did were rewarded, with this first tantalising teaser for series three...
Thursday 1 August
Benedict and Mark have fun with fans
As filming on series three finale His Last Vow continued in Cardiff, fans snapped the cast at work and play, with Mark Gatiss (lovingly, we're sure) pretending to rake the onlookers with machine-gun fire...
Monday 29 July
Filming begins on His Last Vow – and Moriarty's replacement is revealed
As shooting kicked off on the series three finale, producer Sue Vertue teased, and finally revealed, the identity of a new Sherlock villain. Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen, star of The Killing, will portray Charles Augustus Magnussen, whose name will be rather familiar to fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories...
Friday 19 July
The final episode title is revealed
His Last Vow completed the series of pun-based takes on original Sherlock Holmes stories, echoing the title of the detective's final adventure (chronologically speaking) His Last Bow (in which he turns spy to help the British war effort). It looks unlikely to be the last outing for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's duo, though – producer Sue Vertue confirmed they had been signed up for a fourth series.
Thursday 18 July
Comic-Con gets a first look at series three – and a wedding is announced
Those lucky enough to attend the San Diego convention’s Sherlock panel were treated to a first look at the new series – a scene from episode two in which John asks Sherlock to be his best man, confirming what fans had long suspected. “Hot off the presses from a hundred years ago: John does get married," said Steven Moffat.
Thursday 23 May
Filming wraps for the summer – time for a nice sit down...
You know a job's been hard work when even Sherlock needs a rest... This unmistakable silhouette in the equally unmistakeable setting of 221B Baker Street was tweeted by Mark Gatiss and shows the detective apparently clad in a silk dressing grown enjoying a nice sit down in an armchair as a reward for finishing the first stint of filming on series three. The cast will reassemble to shoot the finale after a summer recess.
Wednesday 22 May
Live long and prosper
Today was the penultimate day of filming before the summer break that will see the stars head off for Hobbit and other commitments, yet Benedict was clearly still feeling the influence of his recent Star Trek exploits, as Sherlock turned Vulcan for this moody shot...
Tuesday 21 May
Shooting on episode two, The Sign of Three – and, therefore, the first block of series three filming – is drawing to a close, as bourne out by this shot from director of photography Steve Lawes as he bid farewell on his last day...
Tuesday 30 April
My Mad, Fat Sherlock
A BBC insider confirmed to us that Sharon Rooney, star of E4 drama My Mad, Fat Diary, had been cast in Sherlock, while exec producer Sue Vertue warned how filming on the series could play havoc with your waistline: "Problem with night shoots is you can tot up about 6 meals a day if you wake up early enough. 2.30am is apparently cake time!"
Thursday 25 April
Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch – and a cryptic clue
The stars dropped in for breakfast at Speedy’s Café on “Baker Street” during filming this morning, giving us the opportunity to make the excellent pun you see above.
Meanwhile, exec producer Sue Vertue tweeted this image (left, click to enlarge) of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss standing in a crypt-like building along with the message “No spoilers. #sherlock”.
What could it mean? There is, of course, nothing solid we can deduce from what is – quite literally – a cryptic clue, but it won’t stop us trying… The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual – one of Mark Gatiss’s favourite Sherlock Holmes stories – features an ancient treasure buried in an old cellar. Could that mystery be woven into one of the series three episodes…?
Tuesday 23 April
Sherlock goes boating – and a new director is revealed
The latest in the Sherlock crew's "beautiful morning" series of tweets was "Beautiful morning for a crane shot...", from director of photography Steve Lawes, together with a sunny canalside snap from the Sign of Three shoot. Will Sherlock and John be messing about on boats in this adventure? Or perhaps the happy couple from the wedding are honeymooning on a barge...
Meanwhile, we discovered that Doctor Who director Nick Hurran looks set to be in charge on the series three finale.
Monday 22 April
Filming starts on The Sign of Three – and a wedding is announced
"A beautiful morning to begin shooting on 'The Sign of Three'!" tweeted Mark Gatiss as principal photography kicked off on episode two. Doctor Who and Ripper Street director Colm McCarthy was at the helm for a story written by Stephen Thomspon, which may or may not be based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel The Sign of Four...
"Lovely day for a wedding," added executive producer Sue Vertue a few hours later, tweeting a photo showing Sherlock's name on a place-card at an unknown couple's nuptials...
Tuesday 16 April
A game of pool...
"Glamorous recces or a warning of what lies ahead !!!! :-)" teased production designer Arwel Wyn Jones as he tweeted this photo.
Could director Colm McCarthy's episode The Sign of Three feature a return to the scene of Sherlock's first showdown with Moriarty? Or is this just his way of telling us that work on series three of Sherlock is going swimmingly...?