Thursday 23 May 2013
Welcome to John's world.
Brilliant Liverpudlian stand-up star John Bishop shares his unique comedic take on universal themes that touch everyone, in a brand-new six-week entertainment show.
Filmed in front of a live audience, John combines a blend of stand-up, sketches, real-life stories from the great British public and celebrity studio guests, all bound together with his consummately entertaining brand of observational humour, relaxed conversational style and undeniable charm.
"The idea behind it is that if you walk into a pub, these are the kinds of topics people would talk about," says John. "It's the stuff that makes us who we are."
Each week's jam-packed, feelgood show is based on a universal theme – subjects and events that touch everyone's lives, including family, growing up, holidays, work, love and marriage.
The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog. With sparkling scripts and unforgettable performances from the two leads, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (John Watson), this is Sherlock for a new generation.
Sherlock Holmes was always a modern man. It's the world that got old. Now he's back as he should be: edgy, contemporary, difficult – and dangerous – in three new dramas on BBC One.
Watson, a doctor, soldier and war hero, is fresh from military service in Afghanistan. A chance encounter brings him into the world of Sherlock Holmes, a loner, detective and genius. The two men couldn't be more different, but Sherlock's inspired leaps of intellect, coupled with John's pragmatism, soon forge an unbreakable alliance.
A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house, the fourth in a series of impossible suicides. DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but even he knows he can't compare to the young man who can tell a software designer by his tie or an airline pilot by his thumb.
Sherlock has a unique analytical mind, earning his living and staving off boredom by solving crimes. The weirder and more baffling the better...
Across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and hugely entertaining episodes, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.
Sherlock Holmes is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, John Watson by Martin Freeman, Mrs Hudson by Una Stubbs, Inspector Lestrade by Rupert Graves, Molly Hooper by Louise Brealey and Sargeant Sally Donovan by Vinette Robinson.
Sherlock is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108
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