10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters of all time. Since his first appearance in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories and novels, he has went on to star in further books, plays, television series and even feature films. Perhaps the most famous of these, and one of the most loved by fans, is Sherlock. The modern interpretation of the character was created by Doctor Who writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss for the BBC in 2010 and has become one of the most watched shows in the world. Here are some things you may not have known about Sherlock.

Riots Interrupted Filming In 2011

The 2011 Tottenham riots in the middle of London meant that filming of several scenes had to be abandoned and delayed until after the violence had ended. Co-creator Mark Gatiss tweeted about the problem saying, “This is a new one on me. Scene incomplete owing to approaching looters. Unbelievable times.”

It’s Incredibly Popular In Asia

While Sherlock has seen huge success with Western audiences, regularly getting 10 of millions of viewers in the United Kingdom and the United States, it has become something of a phenomenon in Asia. China and South Korea are particular fans of the series, so much so that the stand-alone episode The Abominable Bride actually opened in cinemas around both countries, taking around $10 million on its opening day.