The third series of Sherlock has become the most-watched drama run in over a decade, the BBC said today.
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Tuesday 18 January 2011
The world's most debonair spy is to swap Monte Carlo's casinos for the sun-scorched souks of the Middle East. The next James Bond book is to be called Carte Blanche and will see 007 face down peril among the chintzy nightclubs and towering skyscrapers of Dubai.
Monday 10 January 2011
Sunday 26 December 2010
Friday 12 November 2010
From Wilkie Collins in The Moonstone to Edith Ngaio Marsh, PD James applies the keen eye of her hero Adam Dalgleish to the foremost practitioners of the form.
Sunday 31 October 2010
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Is it a Scottish accent? Irish? Liverpudlian? Is he impersonating Sean Bean? John Lennon? What in the name of Sherwood Forest is Russell Crowe doing here?
Monday 13 September 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Lestrade of the Yard was Conan Doyle's counterpoint for Sherlock Holmes. He hadn't any aptitude for solving crimes but reached the top of his profession by sheer tenacity. He was a bit fictional as well so he's not a complete match for Asst Commissioner John Yates. But if you want a picture of a policeman bound up in the processes of his profession and a victim of the peculiar pressures of celebrity law enforcement – here he is.
Monday 30 August 2010
The sickly-sweet official snaps of proud Prime Ministerial dad David Cameron and his newborn, Florence Rose Endellion, adorned a number of newspapers' front pages yesterday. Yet mother and baby were discharged from the Royal Cornwall Hospital on Friday lunchtime, and driven away quickly in black-windowed people carriers – much to the consternation of the assembled hacks and paps, who'd been hanging around since Tuesday to capture the first sighting of Flo Cam.
Friday 27 August 2010
Haven't we had enough Sherlock Holmes? There was Guy Ritchie's 27082010mockney take on the super sleuth, Jeremy Brett's deliciously perverse one in ITV's 1980s series and Rupert Everett's recently underwhelming one on the BBC.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Sunday 08 August 2010
Thursday 05 August 2010
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