Exclusive Sherlock outtake sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman swearing up a storm

The blooper from the detective drama shows Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson engaged in some sweary banter

Fans of the well spoken, nicely presented, thoroughly respectable Benedict Cumberbatch may want to look away. This exclusive outtake from Sherlock shows he has a bit of a potty mouth.


Although the blooper is bleeped, Cumberbatch is clearly riled up by trivia questions from his co-star Martin Freeman. When Benedict admits he has never heard of a particular actor, Freeman shoots back “I assumed you’d probably been christened by him. I thought you knew every actor over 50. I thought there was a by-law.”

Needless to say, filming has to be stopped due to laughter.

The clip, seen first on RadioTimes.com, was released to promote Sherlock: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Gift Set. As well as featuring all three series of Sherlock on Blu-Ray and DVD, the gift set also includes these attractive busts of Holmes and Watson.


Look into the eyes of mini-Sherlock, Benedict. He’s so disappointed in your language.