Tag: Steven Moffat

Sherlock: A Study in Pink (Original Pilot)

Sherlock: A Study in Pink (Original Pilot) by Steven Moffat; dir. Coky Giedroyc (Unbroadcast, 2009) The original 60-minute Sherlock pilot supposedly was considered a ‘potential disaster’. In fact it serves perfectly well to introduce Moffat’s new Holmes interpretation. It’s easy to imagine a parallel universe where Sherlock thrived in this shorter, more straightforward (though still innovative) format.

The Day of the Doctor

The Day of the Doctor by Steven Moffat; dir. Nick Hurran (BBC, 2013) Like many of Moffat’s ‘big’ scripts, this has a rushed, scattershot feel—not from poor conceptualisation but from trying to cram too much into too little space. That said, there are plenty of nice moments. The interaction amongst Doctors is perfectly pitched.    

Sherlock, Series 4

Sherlock, Series 4 by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (BBC, 2017) The upping of stakes from series to series has led Sherlock into some very grim territory. The characteristic humour remains, but edges closer and closer to the gallows… before making its peace and dovetailing in the perfectly balanced ending: ‘The Final Problem’.