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A Study in Pink
A Study in Pink
Season One, Episode One
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Air date July 25, 2010
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul McGuigan
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Unaired pilot "The Blind Banker"
"A Study in Pink" is the first episode of series one of Sherlock. It debuted on July 25, 2010.

Overview Edit

Doctor John Watson, recently returned from Afghanistan, is looking for a place to live. He is introduced to Sherlock Holmes via a mutual friend, and through a series of events is sucked into Sherlock's life as a 'consulting detective'. A mysterious string of serial suicides has the detective intrigued, and he works with and around the police to solve what becomes a puzzling murder.

Synopsis Edit

Dr. John Watson, an ex-army doctor recently returned from Afghanistan, is having a nightmare with images of armed conflict that cause him wake up in sweat and tears. His therapist, believing him to be suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, encourages him to start writing a blog about everything as a means to cope with his stress symptoms and his trust issues. John feels as though nothing ever happens to him, and fails to see the point.

Credits Edit

  • Additional:
    • Jeff Hope – Phil Davis
    • Ella Thompson – Tanya Moodie
    • Helen – Siobhan Hewlett
    • Sir Jeffrey Patterson – William Scott-Masson
    • Margaret Patterson – Victoria Wicks
    • Gary Jenkins – Sean Young
    • Jimmy – James Duncan
    • Political Aides
      • Ruth Everett
      • Syrus Lowe
    • Beth Davenport – Katy Maw
    • Mike Stamford – David Nellist
    • Jennifer Wilson – Louise Breckon-Richards
    • Anderson – Jonathan Aris
    • Anthea – Lisa McAllister
    • Angelo – Stanley Townsend
    • Taxi Passenger – Peter Brooke

Production notes Edit

Character revelations Edit

  • John has an alcoholic sister.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first official episode of the series. An unaired pilot was created beforehand, but never aired on television.

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