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Old 10-26-10, 08:44 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

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Damn missed this! Are they going to rerun this?
It's re-running on Saturday, October 30 at 3:30am on channel 13 - WNET in NYC.

Check your local schedule.
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Old 10-26-10, 09:07 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

This was truly quite excellent, I'm glad I tuned in. Despite the contemporary setting, it was much more true to the original stories and characters than last year's big-budget film version.
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Old 10-27-10, 09:36 AM
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Uncut DVD and Blu-ray versions out Nov.9th. I'll rent those, PBS edits everything these days. I don't see why, since they have plenty of time in the slot. Those Poirot and Marple shows are always cut by 10 mins or so.
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Old 10-27-10, 09:39 AM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

What was cut in this episode? Link?
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Old 10-27-10, 10:37 AM
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Perhaps nothing, but considering they butcher everything else, I wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 10-27-10, 11:30 AM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

A quick Google search reveals no evidence that this was edited in any way for the PBS broadcast. It did run for 90 minutes.
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Old 10-27-10, 12:09 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

I never said that it was edited, simply that since many other recent shows on PBS have been cut for time, I was going to wait for DVDs which I know for a fact will be uncut.
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Old 10-27-10, 12:28 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Originally Posted by Steve Phillips View Post
I never said that it was edited, simply that since many other recent shows on PBS have been cut for time, I was going to wait for DVDs which I know for a fact will be uncut.
So, by saying "PBS edits everything," you actually meant that they didn't edit Sherlock?
That makes perfect sense!

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Old 10-27-10, 04:16 PM
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To follow-up on the recent posts, does anyone know what the actual runtime of each episode is supposed to be? I've read review references to 3 90-minute episodes, and the MASTERPIECE MYSTERY airing was in a 90-minute block, however when you take out the promos, intro, and such, I believe the actual PBS episode runtime was somewhere in the area of 82-minutes. I'm not familiar with how the show airs on BBC in the U.K., so I don't know if that reference to 3 90-minute episodes would include commercials, promos, intros and such in the U.K. (seems reasonable that it might, but I'm curious if anyone knows for certain). I suppose writing 3 82-or whatever-minute episodes would be awkward.

I am not suggesting that the PBS airing was edited. Simply, the few recent posts in this discussion got me curious about the runtime of the show.
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Old 10-27-10, 04:21 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

According to imdb episode one ran for 88 minutes.
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Old 10-27-10, 04:41 PM
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Ok, you got me. They edit almost everything. If they didn't cut "Sherlock", that's great. I'm still waiting for the discs. Feel better?
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Old 10-27-10, 08:21 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Just watched it tonight, and really enjoyed it...much better than the recent big-screen version.
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Old 10-27-10, 08:27 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
It's re-running on Saturday, October 30 at 3:30am on channel 13 - WNET in NYC.

Check your local schedule.
Well i had checked pbs site but they are only showing the premier date. I cant find local listings
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

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What was cut in this episode? Link?
I don't know if this is accurate but it appears Steve is correct.

http://community.livejournal.com/she...bc/911381.html

One interesting thing I noticed was that they cut some little bits out of the episode. I put the ones that stuck in my memory behind the cut:

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* John googling Sherlock's name (though he still mentions doing so when they meet at 221B)
* ETA: Sally's "Colleague? How did you get a colleague?" and John asking if he should leave
* ETA: Meeting Lestrade and putting on the scrubs before going upstairs to the crime scene
* John going down the stairs at the Brixton crime scene after Sherlock took off
* Most of John's conversation with Anthea on the way to meeting Mycroft
* ETA: The "Who hunts in the middle of the crowd?" conversation Sherlock and John had on the way to 22 Northumberland Street
* "Don't you see? Rachel! RACHEL!" - they cut directly from Lestrade asking "How?" to Sherlock asking John for the e-mail address on the suitcase label.
* The cabbie telling Sherlock more details about his sponsor (ie his kids get money for each murder).

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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Originally Posted by Ravenous View Post
Well i had checked pbs site but they are only showing the premier date. I cant find local listings
If you want, PM me your zip and your service provider and I'll take a look.
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Old 10-28-10, 09:17 AM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Loved this episode, and I cant wait for the next 2. It was fast, the dialogue was great, and really liked how they showed on screen what was being text messaged. Wonderful casting! Is this the first season, or am I catching it in the middle somewhere? I certainly hope theres more than 3 episodes!
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Caught up with by watching on pbc.org -- great stuff. Yeah, much better than the recent big screen adaptation.
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Old 10-28-10, 04:16 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

The mysteries of the 2nd and 3rd episode were a bit meh; seemed too gaudy.

The first episode was nice, although what Sherlock was going to do at the end was a bit too wild.

I like the characters, but I think the mysteries can be made more classier.
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Old 10-29-10, 12:05 AM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

I finally found time to watch the first episode tonight. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Much more clever then Guy Ritchies film, more entertaining as well.

It seems as though Homes is gay in this adaptation. Can't say I'm a fan of the writers changing his sexual orientation...
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Old 10-29-10, 12:18 AM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Originally Posted by Blu Man View Post
It seems as though Homes is gay in this adaptation. Can't say I'm a fan of the writers changing his sexual orientation...
I never got that impression, personally. In the first episode, he tells Watson that he's married to his job, and is basically portrayed as a generally asexual person.

Really liked the episodes after watching all three, and hope they get to making more as soon as possible. Reinventing the tale for modern times really was the logical way to go.

Especially loved what they did with
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Moriarty, making him a flamboyant Irishman and a "consulting criminal".
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Old 10-29-10, 02:07 AM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Originally Posted by awil1026 View Post
If you want, PM me your zip and your service provider and I'll take a look.
Thanks man, but I did some digging and I caught it at 4:30 the other morning... at least my vcr did

Holmes isnt gay.... hes BRITISH
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Old 10-29-10, 07:32 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

I contacted PBS voicing my displeasure about the editing of Sherlock.
This is their response:

Our programs are routinely edited to fit our PBS time slot, which is different from the UKs. Depending on whether our UK partner is producing for a commercial broadcaster or the BBC (i.e., commercial breaks vs. no commercial breaks), the episodes may vary from between 3-5 minutes to 10 or more.

While we obviously have no control over the amount of time we are given by PBS to air particular films, know that when faced with the need to edit, we take it very seriously and with great care. Almost always, it is the UK producers who determine which scenes should be trimmed from the U.S. broadcast. Our goal is to deliver to you the film that is closest to the original intent of the producers.
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Old 10-31-10, 10:39 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

The second episode aired tonight on PBS. I'm guessing most people were watching The Walking Dead or out doing Halloweeny things, but I enjoyed it.
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Old 11-01-10, 01:14 AM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Really enjoyed the second episode. This show moves along at a nice pace. I like the interaction between Holmes and Watson.

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It seems as though Homes is gay in this adaptation. Can't say I'm a fan of the writers changing his sexual orientation...
The show has been pretty cagey about his orientation. Sometimes it seems like he's just trying to make Watson uncomfortable and confused.
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Old 11-01-10, 11:37 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

I watched the 2nd episode too last night. I enjoyed it a lot since I missed the first one and this was my introduction to the series. It seems they are having Watson play more of a comic sidekick role.
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