Posts tagged Baker Street Babes
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So SherlockNYC is hosting their own Sherlock Series 2 screening on November 17th, and we thought it’d be glorious to have one the same day by across the pond! With being in London, we do have the advantage of having some guests!
We have Michael Price, the composer for Sherlock and Joe Lidster, the man behind the Sherlock blogs confirmed to attend. We’re still sending out enquiries and waiting to hear back from others. We’ll update as we know more of course.
The preliminary schedule is to have doors open at 10AM with BELG starting at 11. Small break and then HOUND, lunch, then a Q&A with Sherlock Creatives, and then finally FALL, ending at 8PM.
The thing is… we need to prove to some people that there is enough interest to warrant them helping us financially to get this sorted! So what we need from you is to answer this poll HONESTLY. There are 285 seats at The Prince Charles Cinema (by Leicester Square), whom we’ve spoken with and plan to have the screening at.
So PLEASE vote in this poll [HERE], just so we have concrete numbers to show. Naturally you can reblog saying yes, etc, but please also vote!
So to some questions which will undoubtedly be asked!
Why £30? This is to pay for the cinema hire and the license fee to get the rights to show Sherlock. For a full day of Sherlock, Q&A, and some goodies, it’ll be worth it, we promise! The £40 VIP will be to further this and for decorations, supplies, and gift bags for attendees. In addition by purchasing one of the VIP tickets, you’ll be in one of the first three rows and get first go at autographs, as a thank you.
Where is this? London! The Prince Charles Cinema is right in Leicester Square. Centrally located and everything. It’s a FANTASTIC venue. There’s a bar downstairs just outside of the cinema. The people there are fantastic and we can make it really special.
WILL BENEDICT BE THERE?!?!11/??! He’s not available. But we’ve asked all involved so hopefully we’ll get at least one of the cast members, though who we’ve got already is still epic!
So you’re doing a live podcast? Yes! The Q&A will be recorded and put online with our other episodes. Audience members will get to ask questions, huzzah!
Will it be filmed? Possibly. It’s something we can look into.
Have any other questions? Please ask. We want this to happen, but we need people to come!
Louise Brealey, who plays Molly Hooper on BBC’s Sherlock, was at Collectormania Milton Keynes on a VERY cold Sunday in early June. Without too much of a plan, Babes Curly, Maria, Ardy, and Joanne drove up and nabbed an interview with the incredibly funny and charming actress. Dancing around the stadium in attempts to keep warm, they wandered the stalls, met fans, and danced with Storm Troopers. After a quick interview with a Scottish Darth Vader, they were able to sit down with Louise and chat Sherlock and matching tape recorders. It’s delightful.
And yeah, isn’t that a photo full of awkward win?
Oh my god. That picture is my favourite thing of all time.
Jealousy doesn’t even begin to describe it!
On New Year’s Day 2012, a facebook post stopped The Baker Street Babes in their tracks. Amanda Abbington was asking how to become a Baker Street Babe. After we recovered (it took some time), we began a delightful conversation with Amanda about Sherlock and beyond. After a few months of schedule dancing, work, school, and New Zealand, The Babes and Amanda were finally able to meet up and what you’re about to listen to and read is what came of it.
We can honestly say this was such a delight and a treat. Not only was it just fun, but it was insightful. Amanda has been dubbed The Queen of Fandom by BBC Sherlock enthusiasts, and rightfully so. she’s reached out to fans unlike anyone else, breaking The Fourth Wall and embracing fan culture. Incredibly charming, witty, and caring, she has become quite special to many of us.
Please note this episode was recorded at the end of April and in a restaurant. While perfectly listenable, it may be worthwhile to follow along in the transcript.
For those who don’t know, Amanda Abbington is an English actress and comedienne who has appeared on television and stage. She is best known for her roles in the 2005 comedy sketch show Man Stroke Woman and the 2007–2008 comedy After You’ve Gone with Nicholas Lyndhurst. She has also appeared in recurring series such as Coupling, Casualty, and Dream Team. She is the longtime partner of British actor Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson in Sherlock.
She has a facebook group devoted to her, suitably entitled: Amanda Abbington is made of trolls, wit, and perfection. (A partner to her husband’s Martin Freeman is made of jam, kittens, and rage.)
And as promised at the end of the interview, here’s Amanda’s casting for an all-female Sherlock cast!
In Sherlock she was the dominatrix that brought a nation to its knees. A far cry from the Adler of canon, but with the same essence of adventure and mischief. Lara Pulver’s Irene turned heads and caused controversy, and we feel that’s just what Adler of the canon would have wanted. Lara Pulver chats with Curly, Lyndsay, Maria, and Jenn about her turn as The Woman. We geek out about McQueen and sexual identity, and reveal the secret to beating Benedict Cumberbatch at word games.
Lyndsay & Curly do a brief introduction which has Star Trek casting spoilers for Benedict, so if you want to avoid that, skip to 10 minutes in.
A full transcript of this episode is [HERE]
Make sure you watch Sherlock on PBS Masterpiece: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sherlock/ And follow along with our live tweets during the show! Next up is The Hounds of Baskerville!
You can follow Lara on twitter at @larapulver
So we have good news and bad news.
Bad news is that the Amanda Abbington interview will have to wait a little while longer. She’s very very busy at the moment and hasn’t gotten the chance to approve it. But never fear, it will come soon!
The good news is, we got another fantastic Sherlock woman to interview! The delightful Lara Pulver, aka The Woman! Editing it now so it should be out tomorrow! Join us as we talk McQueen, feminism, and how to beat Benedict Cumberbatch at word games.
Jenn & Taylor got to meet & chat with Sue Vertue & Steven Moffat at the Sherlock PBS screening last night. Happiness was all around and I think they were probably happy to finally puts faces to the BSB name (huzzah!). But look at how happy this picture is! Seriously, this picture is full of sunshine.
After a bit of back and forth they decided, hell, they can support their own show, so they snapped this glorious picture with the gals.
SO! Save Undershaw! [www.saveundershaw.com]
And listen to The Baker Street Babes! [HERE!]
Vertue & The Moff say so.
Sherlockian Freeze in Trafalgar Square // For Save Undershaw
On April 21st we, in partnership with anotherbohemiansoul hosted a meet up in support of Save Undershaw (www.saveundershaw.com), which has been trying to save the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories and much more.
The idea was a flash mob freeze. Around 70 of us gathered onto the National Gallery terrace at 2PM, some holding signs, others in full Sherlockian gear (Victorian & modern alike!), and then froze for five minutes.
Tourists and locals alike took notice, were confused, and then were enlightened. It was an amazing.
Many of these photographs were taken by Anastasia Mishchenko, a freelance journalist who has graciously allowed us to use them. There are SO MANY photos.
See the rest of the photos (AND MORE) at our flickr account: [HERE]
Episode 20: Joe Lidster & Blogging Sherlock
Joe Lidster is the talent behind BBC Sherlock’s blogs (John Watson’s Blog, The Science of Deduction, Molly Hooper’s Blog, & The Connie Prince website). With a fabulous writing repertoire including Doctor Who & Torchwood, it’s no wonder he is a BBC fav. Babes Curly & Marie (plus Curly’s snarky flatmate/BSB Science guru Stephen) got to sit down with Joe after hearing his great talk at BAFTAGames’ Transmedia Meetup.
It’s a brilliant episode and loads of fun. We chat with him about our love for Molly Hooper, how he got into Sherlock Holmes, jellyfish, viagra, getting into character, and generally a lot of gushing about Sherlock. We talk a bit about the #BELIEVEINSHERLOCK campaign as well. Warning, there are spoilers for Sherlock Series 2.
You can follow Joe on twitter at @joelidster , he loves getting new followers haha, though apologizes if he only talks about lunch and going to the pub.
The event was hosted by @BAFTAGames, and the folks there are amazing. Seriously, if you’re in London, you need to follow them on twitter. They have tons of free events and talks.
It’s John Watson Appreciation Hour (and a half!) Spoilers for Sherlock Series 2 and A Game of Shadows. This episode is dedicated to John Watson, the steadfast soldier and friend. To the man who is always there, even to the bitter end. He is the man who is a friend to Sherlock Holmes, the man who calls him out on being an annoying dick, and the man who believes in him. John Watson is more than the everyday man, he is each and every one of us, the audience surrogate taking us along on the wild ride of his misadventures in and out of London. He is the best friend of the cleverest man in the world, the healer, the soldier, and the lover. He is John Watson and we fucking love him.
What are your favorite Dr. Watson moments from the canon? Who is your favorite John Watson on screen? If you could go on a date with Dr. Watson where would you go (because let’s be honest, Dr. John “Three Continents” Watson would definitely take you on a date)? Any questions about the good doctor?
Nearly all the Baker Street Babes take you through an episode of John Watson love. THANK YOU to everyone who helped donate and our new sponsor, The Baker Street Journal!
Kate Beaton’s hilarious comic on “Jam Watson.” www.harkavagrant.com
Destadora’s great post on John Watson
SPOILERS FOR THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLE! As you value your life or your reason keep away from the moor. It’s Episode 17! 17 steps in Baker Street! This makes us happy. Anywho… join Ardy, Curly, Marie, Turk, Taylor, and new BSBs Amy and Maria as we discuss, flail over, and debate the second episode of Sherlock’s new series. The modern update of Hounds is clever and full of intense character development. Rife with canon references, it’s still recognizable as the ACD classic, but with some twists. We discuss how Sherlock’s breakdown is crucial to what is to come, why the experiment on John needed to happen, and how poor dear Russell Tovey broke our hearts. Pleased with the Undershaw and Fletcher Robinson references, and debate over some other scenes, this is a full on discussion episode that we promise you’ll enjoy.
We also take questions from listeners. Does Sherlock have Aspergers? Why do we call next week’s episode The-Episode-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named? And is a new dance craze sweeping the nation? #DoTheMindPalace and find out.
Ardy has written up a fantastic annotated accompaniment to The Hounds of Baskerville, which you can read here