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Masterpiece Mystery
Sherlock, Series I: A Study In Pink
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In June, 2008, the Masterpiece mystery! season launches with The Men of Mystery!, welcoming back Inspector Lewis, while bidding a fond farewell to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Billie Piper stars as Sally Lockhart in two adaptations of Philip Pullman's popular novels about the feisty young female sleuth.

Stage and film star Alan Cumming, one of show business's most eclectic talents, is taking on the role of host of this season of Masterpiece mystery!, making his first appearance when the series premieres on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9pm ET on PBS Series release date: 6/22/2008

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When an unidentified woman, dressed all in pink, turns up murdered in an abandoned building, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) must use the science of deduction to catch the killer. Martin Freeman also stars as John Watson. Alan Cumming hosts.

Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman, The Office UK) is back in modern-day London after serving in the war in Afghanistan. His therapist, convinced that Watson is plagued by violent memories, urges him to express himself in a blog. But nothing much ever happens to Watson, and it's not that he's haunted by the war — he longs for it. Enter an eccentric roommate — one Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Last Enemy). He plays the violin when he's thinking, sometimes doesn't talk for days, and has a dubious career as a self-described consulting detective. When what appear to be serial suicide cases surface in London, a desperate Detective Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves, The Forsyte Saga) reluctantly consults the freakish Sherlock. To Sherlock, a crime spree is like Christmas — only made better by the possibility that these crimes may be the work of a devious serial killer. The game is on, and before it is over, Sherlock will put his life on the line — all to keep from being bored to death. Sherlock is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and is co-created by Doctor Who producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

A Hartswood Films production for BBC cymru wales. Co-produced with Masterpiece.

© Hartswood Films Ltd 2010



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