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post #46 of 133 (permalink) Old 2012-01-18, 06:24 PM
 
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Exclamation Series 3 of Sherlock is confirmed

Moderate Spoiler alert:

Steven Moffat (co-creator and one of the writers of Sherlock) confirmed on Twitter Sunday, that there will indeed be a third series of Sherlock. It was commissioned at the same time as the second.

That announcement is a moderate spoiler (because of the Series 2 ending), as is this from wikipedia:

"Moffat aspires to tackle the details from the original stories that are rarely covered in adaptations, such as Watson marrying and living apart from Holmes."
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post #47 of 133 (permalink) Old 2012-01-18, 06:31 PM
 
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Question Perhaps not as elementary as I had first thought

@ nfitz: You might indeed be correct about Sherlock and many of the other UK TV series PAL DVDs not having any speed problems (assuming that they are indeed filmed at 25 fps -- as many or all of the BBC TV shows probably are), however, I still think there might be a slowdown effect (even on the NTSC, Blu-ray versions) when we view them on our North American TV sets.

Note: I compared the UK PAL DVDs for Series 3 of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (there's no NTSC DVD version for Series 3) with TMN's On Demand version and did indeed notice the 4% speedup problem with the PAL DVDs (and some of the songs were removed for the PAL release due to high licensing costs).

So, since this PAL discussion is off topic and no longer as elementary as I had first thought, I will now assume that anything is possible.
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So, since this PAL discussion is off topic and no longer as elementary as I had first thought...
I see what you did there!

Just finished watching the last episode of the second series. Just wow. Really wow.
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post #49 of 133 (permalink) Old 2012-01-21, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Noooooooo!!!! :-(

I just looked at the listings and the first ep of S2 is now listed but its on BBC Canada which we don't get.

WE thought it would be on SHowcase again.

Well people who get BBCC you'll be happy...
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I very much doubt anyone will be happy that Sherlock is on BBC Canada!!! Going from a marvellous BBC HD picture, to a horrid SD picture in 4:3 format. What's the point.....seriously?

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so SHOWcase has HD but BBCC doesnt?
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You are correct. Showcase has a HD channel, BBC Canada is just plain ol' vanilla SD 4:3.

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Cool All aboard the Sherlock bandwagon!

At least BBC America is available in HD, as of 2009.

Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if Showcase started airing Season 2 of Sherlock the following week.

And our American friends at CBS have ordered a pilot episode for an American version of the Sherlock TV series. Holmes will be an American living in New York. The title of the series will be Elementary (unless it's later changed to something silly like CSI NY: The Sherlock Chronicles) and if it's picked up, it will most likely air some time between September and November.

A producer for the BBC series has mentioned that if the American version is too similar to the BBC version, legal action might be necessary.

However, copyright specialist Margaret Tofalides from the law firm Manches, mentioned that the concept of a new Sherlock Holmes cannot be protected.

She also said that some of the unusual elements of the BBC production, like plots, clothes, settings and distinctive characters, could form the basis of a potential copyright claim.
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Pokerface is that what happened last time--BBC Canada showed it and then Showcase?

yes we heard about the U.S. Sherlock. I hope the BBC can stop them if it tries to be too close.

Torontoblue thanx for the info. We dont have HD Bell but I hope for people who do that it goes on Showcase HD. WEll worst case it'll be on PBS in May--is that HD in Canada?
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Talking SHAW me the money!

Yes, we have PBS HD in Canada. I could even get it for free (OTA from WNED Buffalo), but since I don't have an HDTV yet, I'll have to wait.

I don't remember the Sherlock Season 1 situation for Showcase and BBC Canada, but lately, BBC Canada is airing many of the popular shows about a week before Showcase does.

If the pattern holds up, both Sherlock and Luther should also appear on Showcase this February. If not, March or April would also be good possibilities for Showcase airings.

BBC Canada has many exclusive shows, but once they air a few of them on Showcase, it's usually a good sign that the following seasons will also be aired on both channels. It's simply another case of duplicating content on various channels owned by the same company (Shaw).
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oh i see I didn't know that BBCC was owned by SHaw. I guess its like the US where it sounds like a foreign network but it has to be owned by a U.S. company. That's very interesting that Showcase often has shows that were on BBCC.

Well I hope you're right about Sherlock! We got Luther already in the U.S. (on BBCA) so were all caught up on that. Tnx for the info.
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An American version of Sherlock?

Definitely not watching that!
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Is Sherlock- Season 2 available online from the BBC iPlayer if you can spoof a UK IP address?
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Season 2 is available in HD on region-free Blu-ray from amazon.co.uk for only £17.49 for those that want to go that route. I'd much rather spend a few $ than watch it in 360 lines of smudg-o-vision on BBC Canada. Well, actually I'll just be ordering it on regular DVD and use my region-free player. Looks almost HD, and I only have a 26" TV.
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Question BBC iPlayer

I noticed that the Sherlock Season 2 episodes are indeed listed for viewing on the BBC iPlayer page, so I assume that you should be able to get around the geo-blocking restrictions (as other members have in the past) and view them that way.

Has anybody actually tried watching Sherlock with the BBC iPlayer?

Note: Even though Canadians can now subscribe to a VOD service that uses a BBC iPlayer app with an iPad, I don't know if any of the Sherlock episodes are available for viewing that way.

Related thread:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=148700
[BBC iPlayer app and Video service now available in Canada]
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