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Well, T.o.b.y's source did actually excerpt that from an April 5 article in RadioTimes (which usually seems fairly careful about what they print), which in turn quoted it from an actual April 4 Advertiser article.  So I guess the question is, did The Advertiser interview Cumberbatch recently, or did they stitch this together from previous interviews?  (According to Wikipedia, The Advertiser is a tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch.)

 

Added:  What Cumberbatch says is obviously true, of course.  No one can know for an absolute certainty that there will be a Series 4 until there actually is a Series 4.  But at this point it seems fairly clear that all relevant parties want it to happen.  So it seems a safe bet.

 

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I don't take the tabloids too seriously, myself, but if there are 'Sherlock' speculations, well... it passes the time during hiatus :) Here's another link: http://www.latinpost.com/articles/9667/20140328/watch-bbc-sherlock-season-4-premiere-release-air-date-new-episodes-feature-cumberbatch-freeman-moriarty.htm

 

Not sure how to feel about the idea of making Sherlock more human... They did that in series 3. I assume they'll keep showing his human side ever so often, but in my opinion it's not necessary in order to gain 'appeal', as they put it. We're all very appealed by Sherlock as he is, aren't we?!

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Some more series 4 rumours, according to digitalspy, are that there could be a Christmas special planned for 2015 (nope, not 2014), and that Mary will presumably be in the show for the foreseeable future, but also presumably die at some point. Martin Freeman is supposed to have said that, but how would he know, and the ones who do, why would they tell us?

 

:rolleyes:

 

 

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Since it's nothing official yet, this is being covered in the "Series 4 Rumors" thread (in Rumours and Speculation).  I'll copy your post over there for further comment.

 

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Less than 30 minutes to go for an official BBC1 news release... #221back

 

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-07-02/sherlock-and-the-mystery-of-221back---some-theories

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Well, T.o.b.y's source did actually excerpt that from an April 5 article in RadioTimes (which usually seems fairly careful about what they print), which in turn quoted it from an actual April 4 Advertiser article.  So I guess the question is, did The Advertiser interview Cumberbatch recently, or did they stitch this together from previous interviews?  (According to Wikipedia, The Advertiser is a tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch.)

 

Added:  What Cumberbatch says is obviously true, of course.  No one can know for an absolute certainty that there will be a Series 4 until there actually is a Series 4.  But at this point it seems fairly clear that all relevant parties want it to happen.  So it seems a safe bet.

 

 

 

I don't normally read Murdoch papers and yes Adelaide Advertiser is definitely Murdoch owned, actually until quite recently Murdoch Newspapers headquarters was in Adelaide, because that is where is all started, and you are all welcome to him.

 

Anyway,  Benedict was in Adelaide when this article came out, but I didn't think he was doing any press whilst he was here, so I could be that he did do a little press work with the only newspaper in town, or that they did as you state just stitch this together, and I think they did there is one telling remark  "Even in America it's Sherlock",  and no mention at all of being in Australia.

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The happy announcement of the special and series 4 now has its own topic here.

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I don't normally read Murdoch papers and yes Adelaide Advertiser is definitely Murdoch owned, actually until quite recently Murdoch Newspapers headquarters was in Adelaide, because that is where is all started, and you are all welcome to him.

Thanks but no thanks, where can I return the gift? :)

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I don't this the BBC would cancel such a popular series as 'Sherlock' - they would be crazy to, think of the uproar.

 

As long as the writing is credible, fresh and exciting - may this series continue :brit:

I'm all late with this convo. I'm off today, so I'm going there forum discussions. Yes... Uproar indeed... All thu out the

World apparently.

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Yes, thank you. My favorite part was:

 

Guest asking Mark Gatiss: "What was it about the character of Mycroft that made you want to play him?"

Gatiss: "Money".

 

:D

 

*Sigh*... Nobody seems to ever ask the questions that are foremost in my mind on these occasions. Oh well. They probably wouldn't get an answer anyway.

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I have yet to hear anyone ask the question I would ask also - and it would be a question they would answer because it doesn't have anything to do with series 4.  It doesn't have anything to do with any of the episodes specifically.

 

Actually, I can think of another question that no one has bothered to ask, also which would not require any revelation from an upcoming episode and also not from any past episode either.

 

I  need to write these things down.

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So? What would you ask?

 

1.  When they are writing the characters now, are they guided by how they can hear the actors interpret the part or can they disassociate from that and write the characters as they want them to go.

 

2.  Why isn't the lighting on BC more consistent?  He can look anywhere from 25-early 40's.  Would be nice to have a more consistent look.

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*Sigh*... Nobody seems to ever ask the questions that are foremost in my mind on these occasions. Oh well. They probably wouldn't get an answer anyway.

I know, I know! To heck with how he did it, why doesn't anyone ever ask WHY he faked his death? Or why, when John asked the same question, Sherlock dodged giving an answer?

 

I would ask a question similar to sfmpco's, which is how much of what ends up on the screen is a result the actors' interpretations, how much the director's interpretation, how much the writers'? I could explain some things by just assuming the actor is playing the scene with a different slant than the writers intended, but do they do that? I think it would be fascinating to know.

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Apparently Martin Freeman likes to come at a scene from several different angles.  Of course, he isn't the one who chooses which take to use.

 

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Exactly. So what if the director interprets the scene differently than the writer intended, do they ask him to go back and select another take?

 

I just find the creative process fascinating, I'd like to know more about it. Esp. a collaborative process like film, it's so different than my own process.

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Yes, exactly!  So many questions about the process they go through.  In a way couldn't care less what's coming up in Series 4 because I would have the same questions regardless.  

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Thanks for the video.. That was awesome! I loved that you hear out of their mouths that they've hashed ideas for both seasons 4 & 5. Also the writers did answer why Sherlock dodged Johns question... What's hilarious is that their answer is happening right now in our posts.

 

They chose to have Sherlock give the true version to a fan ( Anderson ) who chose not to believe the explanation, because everyone's [fans] a critic.

 

They wanted him to say to John... "You know my methods... Indestructible" Per they liked that phrasing. It's funny. They nicked it from another Sherlock story they watched.

 

They made a point to state that whatever we [the fans] come up with in our minds is going to be better to us than whatever they put out.

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Well, but they were responding to a question about "how" it was done, not "why." But we'd probably get the exact same answer if they had been asked "why."

 

 

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I just think its funny. It reminds me of that song by Carly Simon?? "You're so Vain, You probably think this song is about you".

 

I felt like that when they answered some of the questions the way they did. I was like haaaaayyyyy!

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1.  When they are writing the characters now, are they guided by how they can hear the actors interpret the part or can they disassociate from that and write the characters as they want them to go.

 

2.  Why isn't the lighting on BC more consistent?  He can look anywhere from 25-early 40's.  Would be nice to have a more consistent look.

 

 

I would like the answer to both as well!

 

For the second one about BC looking anywhere from 25-40, did you perhaps have the drug scene from His Last Vow in mind? Because in the scene where Molly slapped him, he does look unusually older. Or are there any other scenes like that I missed?

 

Most of the time, especially at Baker street, he does seem to be in his 20's to me, and I kind of prefer that. :P

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