Filming wraps today at The Bottle Yard Studios on a special episode of hit BBC TV crime drama Sherlock, which has been shooting both on site and on location across Bristol since production began last month.
Hartswood Films, the award-winning independent production company behind the popular detective drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, set up their production base for the one-off episode at The Bottle Yard Studios on 5 January. They went on to film at a variety of locations across Bristol and on site at The Bottle Yard, in sets that were purpose built in the Studio’s Tank House 2 space.
Fiona Francombe, Site Director at The Bottle Yard Studios says: “Like the rest of the country, we’re massive Sherlock fans here at The Bottle Yard; it’s British television at its best. It’s been an honour for us to welcome Hartswood Films to the Studios for this special instalment. It’s a wonderful boost for us to be able to add an award-winning title such as Sherlock to our studio credits.”
Sherlock’s Producer Sue Vertue of Hartswood Films says: “It’s been great shooting in and around Bristol and at The Bottle Yard Studios. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and helpful.”
Bristol Film Office’s Natalie Moore says: “It’s been a pleasure to assist the filming of this special episode. Every time Sherlock comes to town, their presence generates a fantastic buzz throughout the city, and we celebrate the opportunity to showcase the rich variety of iconic locations we have here in Bristol on primetime TV. Striking settings like Arnos Vale Cemetery, Queen Square and King Street have so much to offer productions of this type, and look spectacular on screen.”
Sherlock is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. The drama is produced by Sue Vertue and the executive producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece.