Benedict Cumberbatch to give Sherlock “masterclass” in Edinburgh!
Try saying that when you’ve had a few.
Anyway, in addition to Benedict, the panel at the festival will also feature the show’s co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, as well as producer Sue Vertue and director Paul McGuigan. They’ll all be at the festival on Friday 24 August.
The Radio Times reports…
The team will discuss how the show was conceived and how it maintains its appeal to both Sherlock Holmes aficionados and its wider audience. The panel also promises revelations about the forthcoming series, which follows on from the season two cliffhanger that left fans furiously debating how the detective survived a leap from the top of St Bart’s Hospital…
The three-day event will also host the Channel of the Year Awards, and the aforementioned Sherlock, Homeland and Educating Essex are all among the nominees in the Terrestrial Programme of the Year category.
Sherlock won the award last year, so everyone involved with the show is hoping for a repeat performance.
Also during the festival, Elisabeth Murdoch, the founder of television production company Shine Group and a director of the event, will deliver the keynote James MacTaggart lecture.