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Series 1 - Episode 1
A Study in Pink
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Fans have to feast on crumbs at the moment, so we’ll seize this chance to enjoy the very first episode again, with the arrival of Benedict Cumberbatch as a brilliant, sexy, edgy Holmes for the 21st century. When one plod calls him a psychopath, he snaps back, “I’m not a psychopath, I’m a high-functioning sociopath — do your research!” While Cumberbatch provides the fireworks, Martin Freeman as Dr Watson is the glue that holds the story together, taking a flat-share with Holmes and proving
a quietly brilliant foil as they tackle a series of linked suicides.
In the London of 2010, a chance encounter brings Watson, fresh from military service in Afghanistan, into contact with Holmes, a loner and genius who earns his living as a private detective. The duo's first case together sees them investigating the fourth in a series of suicides, and it seems even Inspector Lestrade - the best Scotland Yard has to offer - cannot compete with the sleuth. Drama bringing Arthur Conan Doyle's
Holmes stories into the 21st century, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson. With Una Stubbs and Rupert Graves.
Cast & Crew
Dr John Watson
Sgt Sally Donovan
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