“We are, unbelievably, still flying over Russia, which continues to be stupidly big. Really enormous. Far bigger than necessary. We’ve been in the air now for about a week, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be landing until the last syllable of recorded time. So, if anyone on board knows any card tricks, ghost stories, or would like to have some sex, please do make your way to the flight deck. Thank you.”
(Cabin Pressure 2.06: Limerick)
Exciting news Brazilian fans! Mark Gatiss is to visit Brazil on a Sherlock publicity tour in March.
Acclaimed British screenwriter, producer and actor Mark Gatiss will be visiting Brazil in March in a special publicity tour for BBC Worldwide to talk about British drama including international TV sensation Sherlock and his work on global hit Doctor Who, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year.
Gatiss, who is the co-creator and executive producer of Sherlock which has sold to over 200 territories across the world, has been invited to speak at the prestigious Rio Content Market – an annual industry event for producers, TV content buyers and commissioners in Latin America. At the conference, he will be giving a presentation on his career in British drama with a focus on Sherlock and also An Adventure in Space and Time – the drama about the genesis of Doctor Who which he wrote and produced last year as part of the brand’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. He will also talk about his work writing for and acting in various episodes of the sci-fi series. The event will be hosted by TV journalist Liv Brandao and Brazilian stage director Claudio Botelho.
As part of the tour, Mark will also be meeting fans at two events specially organised by BBC Worldwide.
The first will be a screening of The Empty Hearse – the opening episode of the latest series of Sherlock, written by Gatiss and in which he stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes. The screening will take place at Livraria Cultura (Cine Victoria) in Rio de Janeiro on Friday 14th March at 7pm. As part of the event, Mark will take part in a Q and A and signing session with fans.
The second event will take place at Livraria Cultura (Shopping Iguatemi) in Sao Paulo at 7pm on Saturday 15th March. Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions about Mark’s work Doctor Who, Sherlock and the recent drama An Adventure in Space and Time. He will also take part in a limited signing of Sherlock and Doctor Who merchandise.
Further details of both events and how to obtain tickets will be released soon here
Details of the venues can be found here
Commenting on the forthcoming tour Mark said: “It’s fantastic that British TV is being enjoyed all across the world and I’m really looking forward to meeting Brazilian Doctor Who and Sherlock fans!”
Sherlock and Doctor Who have both seen notable growth in Latin America in the last year, with a huge number of fans engaging with both shows on social media. The official Sherlock Facebook page has seen an 80% increase in the number of Brazilian fans in the last year and the Doctor Who page a 54% increase – the highest for any country in the world. Both series air on BBC HD and BBC Entertianment in Brazil which are pay-TV channel wholly owned and operated by BBC Worldwide. They are also both available on Netflix Latin America.
Happy birthday Amanda! And thank you for the amazing characters you bring to life. Welcome to the Sherlock family! We will never let you go!
And here are the cards and the DVDs! The map cards have key quotes from each character. The red dots on the cards are - can you guess it? - the cities that have episodes named after them.
The inside cover art was designed by the lovely Cumberbum. (The user, not Benedict’s rear end. Okay. Stopping this before I dig myself a hole in the ground to lie in… <_<)
Forgot to include pictures of what went INSIDE the bags (and their closeups). Here they are! :) (Don’t worry - Roger did get a DVD too. Just forgot to put it in the photo!)
The figurines are made by the very talented Pei. You can find her Tumblr here.
Cabin Pressure, Yverdon-les-Bains (via hushmyheadhushmyheart)
I love this quote so much because of the parallels with Finnemore himself. "Do you want to hear one you’ve never heard before?" The main thing I like about John’s comedy is his originality. "My biggest weakness is I’m not very good at flying" and "I don’t do it easily, it’s not second nature to me"; John has always made it clear he doesn’t enjoy writing, it’s not what he loves most of all but he’s a perfectionist and wants to be the one in control. I can also easily imagine that he used to feel like a one, then became a two, and so on, and that he’s only getting better. "…even when you turn me down, I’m going to keep flying", the BBC did turn his Souvenir Programme down the first time but he kept going and this year we’re getting the 4th series of a show that got a “no” once. This whole speech could’ve directly been said by Finnemore and will always be one of my favorite quotes.