Sherlock (2010– )
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The Great Game 

Mycroft needs Sherlock's help, but a remorseless criminal mastermind puts Sherlock on a distracting crime-solving spree via a series of hostage human bombs through which he speaks.

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Mark Gatiss, Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Zoe Telford ... Sarah
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty
Vinette Robinson ... Sgt Sally Donovan
Matthew Needham Matthew Needham ... Bezza
Kemal Sylvester Kemal Sylvester ... Tube Guard
San Shella ... Andrew West
Deborah Moore ... Crying Woman
Lauren Crace ... Lucy
Nicholas Gadd Nicholas Gadd ... Scared Man
Caroline Trowbridge Caroline Trowbridge ... Mrs Monkford
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Storyline

Mycroft wants his brother Sherlock to investigate the murder of civil servant Andrew West and theft of the Bruce-Partington missile plans. Sherlock, however, prefers to assist Lestrade following a massive bomb blast. The sadistic bomber abducts a string of hostages, who will be released after Sherlock has solved a series of puzzles, including a twenty year old murder, an insurance scam, and the alleged forgery of a long lost painting. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Game See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The main events of the episode probably took place on 29 March. Sherlock found and commented on John's blog 28 March. The first and second cases took place the next day and Case#3 on 30 March. Case#4 and the final scene happen on 31 March. See more »

Goofs

After it is flung to the ground, John's jacket containing the explosives moves backwards and forwards on the poolside between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherlock Holmes: Just... tell me what happened from the beginning.
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Connections

References The Pearl of Death (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Opening Titles
(uncredited)
Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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The last is the best
13 January 2020 | by zamalekfan1981See all my reviews

I became a fan of Sherlock Holmes after seeing thus episode A lot of suspense in one episode


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