Sherlock Series Two: 10 Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Facts

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Continuing on from last month’s look at some fascinating behind-the-scenes facts about Series One, this time we turn to – yes, you don’t need to be Sherlock to deduce it – Series Two. First up, did you know it isn’t really Benedict playing that violin…?

1. Violin virtuoso

Yes, we’ve been deceived. While Benedict took violin lessons to convincingly play the instrument on-screen, his playing is dubbed over in the final show by professional violinist Eon Chater. Chin up, though, Ben, as Chater has said ‘I have no doubt [Cumberbatch] would be a good violinist if he had the inclination.’

2. It’s a riot!

Back in August 2011, Sherlock filming was greatly disturbed by the infamous London riots. In particular, the Speedy’s Cafe scene in A Scandal in Belgravia was filmed right in the heart of it. ‘The riots were genuinely frightening,’ Mark Gatiss has said. ‘You can feel…

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