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In an exclusive Masterpiece video interview, "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch talks about putting a 21st century twist on the famed Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes.
You've probably heard of the risque novel "50 Shades of Grey," now the best selling paperback of all time. But you may not know that it's actually fan fiction! It seems shocking that a fan fiction novel has become so popular, but 50 Shades isn't the first book to break through the fan community boundaries into mainstream culture. Over 100 years ago, Sherlock Holmes spawned a similar phenomenon.
Crime has long fascinated the imagination, from Sherlock Holmes to film portrayals of Al Capone and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to TV shows such as "Law and Order" and "Dexter." The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago examines the attraction in the exhibit, "Crime Unseen."
Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat talks about the relationship between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes in this exclusive interview.
A modern-day Sherlock Holmes teams up with former Army doctor John Watson to solve a case of serial suicides. Using his deductive skill, Sherlock corners a killer who has mysterious powers over his victims. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in Sherlock. [Sherlock Season 3 premieres Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, 9:58pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS.]