Britain’s most watched drama series in a decade picked up three BAFTA Cymru Awards at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 26 October 2014.
The TV drama series was co-created by WGGB member and award-winning screenwriter Steven Moffat, alongside Mark Gatiss, for Hartswood Films. Moffat has also written selected episodes.
The adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor Watson, is filmed mainly in Cardiff. Its three series have received critical acclaim, and 12 million people tuned in to watch series three in January 2014 to find out the mystery of the lead character’s apparent death after falling from a rooftop.
Viewers were teased by a special BBC trailer, which suggested Sherlock was in fact alive and well, while Steven Moffat said at the time: “It’s time to reveal the truth about what happened between him and the pavement.”
A Christmas special and fourth series are planned for 2015/16.
Sherlock won the Best Television Drama BAFTA Cymru award; while Arwel Jones won the award for Best Production Design on the series, and Claire Pritchard won an award for Best Hair and Makeup.