BBC show Sherlock won two BAFTAs at last night’s award ceremony. The 2010 miniseries picked up awards for Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor, the latter going to Martin Freeman in his role as Dr Watson.
The rebooted detective show plonked Conan Doyle’s duo into a modern setting, using mobile phones and internet searches in pursuit of villains. This conceit could have sucked big-time. Instead, writers Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen) and Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) delivered a (mostly) sparkling and inventive script, while leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman proved themselves worthy inhabitants of that famous address in Baker Street.
A second series of three 90-minute episodes will appear in Autumn this year. The titles all allude to original Holmes stories: A Scandal In Belgravia, The Hounds of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall. Filming just got underway, so keep an eye out for any London location shoots.