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A Study in Pink

Series 1 - Episode 1 A Study in Pink



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 Sherlock 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

Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr John Watson Martin Freeman
Insp Lestrade Rupert Graves
Mrs Hudson Una Stubbs
Molly Hooper Louise Brealey
Sgt Sally Donovan Vinette Robinson
Jeff Phil Davis
Director Paul McGuigan
Executive Producer Steven Moffat
Executive Producer Mark Gatiss
Producer Sue Vertue
Writer Steven Moffat
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