Bafta Wales

Sherlock: The Story of a Modern Day Adaption with Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue


14 October 10

Sherlock, the acclaimed modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s well loved Sherlock Holmes tales, hit TV screens in September 2010. In this BAFTA interview at the Kaleidoscopic Adaptations Festival in Wrexham, series writer Stephan Moffat and producer Sue Vertue discuss their enthusiasm for the stories and the finer details of production.

  • Learn about the complexities of adapting a Victorian novel into a modern day television drama.
  • Hear why Moffat believes his screenplay remains faithful to Conan Doyle’s original work.
  • Watch tantalising highlight clips from the three part series.

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On 9 September 2010 Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue joined BAFTA for a live on-stage interview at the Canolfan Catrin Finch Centre in Wrexham as part of the Kaleidoscopic Adaptations Festival .

In the interview Moffat describes the moment when himself and fellow writer Mark Gatiss first landed upon the idea of a 21st Century Sherlock Holmes and the creative process beyond.

If you actually uncover what is great about Sherlock Holmes, the real bits…then you have got the biggest hit in the history of fiction and that’s not an exaggeration.

Watch Moffat and Vertue discuss the finer details that went into creating the popular series from developing their earliest ideas and the adaptation process right through to the production and casting process.

About Kaleidoscopic
This first festival in the UK to debate and examine the history, process, and business of adaptations across multiplatform including film, television, radio, theatre, graphic design, literature, and branding.