A Scandal in Belgravia is the first episode of the second series of the BBC crime drama series Sherlock, which follows the modern-day adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and was first broadcast by BBC One on January 1 2012.
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
- Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson
- Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson
- Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade
- Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes
- Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty
- Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper
- Danny Webb as DI Carter
- Andrew Havill as The Equerry
- Todd Boyce as Neilson
- Oona Chaplin as Jeanette
- Darrell Las Quevas as Plummer
- Lara Pulver as Irene Adler
Allusions to Conan Doyle stories Edit
The story is roughly based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story A Scandal in Bohemia.
- Sherlock Holmes' disguise as a vicar is a reference to the original story in which Holmes disguised himself as an old clergyman.
- Sherlock used the beeping of a smoke detector to force Irene Adler to reveal her information's position, while the original Holmes used a smoke bomb to similar effect.
A number of other Conan Doyle stories were also referenced, including:
- John Watson's blog titles are all references to stories by Conan Doyle. The Geek Interpreter is a reference to the story The Greek Interpreter, The Speckled Blonde to The Speckled Band and The Navel Treatment to The Naval Treaty.
Filming locations Edit
- The opening scene at the pool is filmed at a swimming pool in Bedminster, Bristol. Upon the filming of the cliffhanger scene, the production team had to remake a poster that had been removed in the eighteen months between filming.
- The scene with the hiker's death was filmed in a valley in Wales.
- The scenes inside Buckingham Palace were filmed at Goldsmith's College.
- The scenes inside Irene Adler's house were filmed in Newport.
- The scene where Sherlock and Mycroft are smoking in the morgue was filmed in Bristol. This is partly because it is illegal to smoke inside in Wales.