Published by BBC Books
The game is afoot.
With a Foreword by co-creator (with Steven Moffat) Mark Gatiss, this book has everything you need to know about the production of the hit BBC series Sherlock – almost.
The only thing missing – and I think this is the biggest drawback with the book – is that the plots of the stories aren’t given, but a complete listing of casts and crews, along with transmission dates, viewing figures and awards won, is included.
The book is replete with over 500 pictures of concepts, set and costume designs, many of which are previously unseen.
Naturally there are exclusive interviews with the cast and crew plus details cv’s of the main cats including Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Una Stubbs.
There is a history of Sherlock Holmes and the phenomenon through the ages, as well as a look at how the series was visualized and developed by Moffat and Gatiss (who plays Mycroft Holmes).
Script excerpts abound and characterisations provide an in-depth overview of the show which details the care with which the project was executed.