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Masterpiece Episode: "Sherlock: A Study in Pink"

Season 40, Episode 29
Episode Synopsis: The witty "Sherlock: A Study in Pink" reimagines the Arthur Conan Doyle sleuth as a "high-functioning sociopath" (Benedict Cumberbatch) in modern-day London who draws potential flatmate Watson (Martin Freeman), an Afghanistan War vet, into his orbit when they're paired together as potential flatmates by a mutual acquaintance. The pair's first case: suicides that stump Insp. Lestrade (Rupert Graves). Watson also meets a mysterious man who calls himself Sherlock's "arch-enemy."
Original Air Date: Oct 24, 2010
Guest Cast Jonathan Aris: Anderson Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock Holmes Peter Brooke: Taxi Passenger Sean Young: Gary David Nellist: Mike Stamford Lisa McAllister: Anthea Louise Breckon-Richards: Jennifer Wilson Stanley Townsend: Angelo Imogen Slaughter: Reporter Victoria Wicks: Margaret Patterson Phil Davis: Jeff Rupert Graves: Insp. Lestrade Tanya Moodie: Ella Siobhan Hewlett: Helen William Scott-Masson: Sir Jeffrey Patterson Martin Freeman: Dr. John Watson Vinette Robinson: Sgt. Sally Donovan Una Stubbs: Mrs. Hudson Mark Gatiss: Mycroft Holmes

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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