The 'Sherlock' TV Show Quiz

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When did the television show "Sherlock" premiere?

It premiered on July 25, 2010, in the United Kingdom.

Which broadcasting company produces "Sherlock"?

"Sherlock" is produced and distributed by the BBC.

True or false: "Sherlock" premiered in the U.S. the same day it did in the U.K.

"Sherlock" premiered in the U.S. on Oct. 24, 2010, nearly three months after its debut in the U.K.

Which "Sherlock" character says, "All lives end; all hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage."?

Mycroft Holmes has connections in high places.

Which actor plays the title character in the television series "Sherlock"?

In preparation for his role as Sherlock Holmes, Cumberbatch read every original Holmes story before production began.

Which author wrote the original Sherlock Holmes book series?

Doyle's series totals four novels and 56 short stories.

Which actor plays the role of Dr. John Watson in the television series "Sherlock"?

Freeman also acted in "The Hobbit" movie series.

What is the name of Sherlock's landlady?

Her full name is Martha Louise Hudson.

Which actress plays the role of Mrs. Hudson in the series "Sherlock"?

Stubbs is a screen and stage actress.

What is the address of the London flat where Holmes and Watson live in the series "Sherlock"?

The address is 221B Baker St. The real-life address used for exterior shots of the flat is 187 North Gower St., London NW1.

In the series "Sherlock," Dr. John Watson is a veteran of which war?

Dr. John Watson is a veteran of the Afghanistan War. In the original literary series, Watson had served in the British military in Afghanistan.

Who is NOT one of the creators of the television series "Sherlock"?

Doherty didn't create "Sherlock," but he did create the CBS television series "Elementary," which features a modern version of Sherlock Holmes.

In the series "Sherlock," what is the first name of Holmes' brother?

Mycroft is Sherlock's older brother.

Which actor plays Mycroft Holmes?

Actor and series co-creator Mark Gatiss plays Mycroft.

Which "Sherlock" character is the primary antagonist in the series?

Jim Moriarty is the primary antagonist and rival of Sherlock Holmes.

True or false: In the series "Sherlock," Holmes' parents are played by the real-life parents of the actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Holmes' parents are played by Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton. Ventham and Carlton are the real-life parents of the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Holmes in the series.

Which actor plays the character Jim Moriarty in the series "Sherlock"?

Scott also acted in the 2015 movie "Spectre."

In the series "Sherlock," who often says "the game is on"?

Sherlock often says this line.

Which network airs the television series "Sherlock" in the U.S.?

PBS airs the television series "Sherlock" in the U.S.

Who is the detective that Holmes and Watson often work with in the series "Sherlock"?

Greg Lestrade has worked with Sherlock for several years.

Which agency does Lestrade work for in the series "Sherlock"?

New Scotland Yard is home to the Metropolitan Police Force.

Which actor plays Detective Greg Lestrade in the series?

Graves has many television and movie credits.

Which "Sherlock" character works in the morgue at St. Bartholomew's Hospital?

Hooper is infatuated with Sherlock.

Which actress plays the character Molly Hooper?

Brealey is also known for her role on the TV show "Casualty."

Which character does Dr. John Watson marry?

Morstan is played by actress Amanda Abbington, who is the real-life partner of actor Martin Freeman, who plays Watson in the series.

What instrument does Sherlock Holmes play?

The production crew uses a different violin in each season of the series. All are on loan from Cardiff Violins in the U.K.

In which episode does Holmes jump off a building to his death?

In the season two finale episode, "The Reichenbach Fall," Holmes is seen jumping from a building to his death. In the season three episode, "The Empty Hearse," it is revealed that Holmes faked his death.

Which "Sherlock" character says, "We solve crimes. I blog about it, and he forgets his pants, so I wouldn't hold on to too much hope"?

Watson says this line after Mycroft Holmes asked if he could behave like an adult.

True or false: Harry Watson is Dr. John Watson's brother.

Harry Watson is Dr. John Watson's sister, Harriet.

What is the name of the fictional gentlemen's club featured in the series?

In real-life, the British Academy in London is used as the exterior of The Diogenes Club.

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