EXCLUSIVE: Gossip from city filming of BBC drama Sherlock
SCENES for new show Sherlock were being filmed in Swansea this week and the Post has got all the gossip from the set.
The pilot episode of the BBC Wales show — a modern take on the Sherlock Holmes story — saw cast and crews take over Wind Street on Tuesday.
And it seems the show is almost guaranteed to be commissioned for a full series to be shot in Wales.
A source told the Post: "This week's shoot was only for the pilot, but it's almost certain that a full series will be commissioned. Filming is set to start in May at locations in Wales.
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"A set has been built already, which has cost millions of pounds."
The show stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock with Martin Freeman as Dr Watson.
The actors had caravans sited at Parc Tawe during their time in Swansea and Martin was spotted scoffing nuts during a break from filming.
And during Tuesday's seven-hour night shoot they were joined on set by co-writers Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat.
The scenes shot in the city see Sherlock and Dr Watson eating in Italian restaurant Angelo's — on set at the No Sign wine bar.
And in the episode's cliff-hanger Sherlock leaves the restaurant and gets into trouble with a taxi driver, played by Bleak House star Phil Davis.
The source told the Post: "I don't want to give too much away, but it's quite dramatic. The last scene is a bit violent and it will leave viewers desperate to know what happens next!"
Filming continued on Newport Road in Cardiff on Wednesday and ended yesterday on Baker Street in London.
The source added: "Stephen Moffat wanted to keep to the deadline as it was a tight schedule."
Scenes were shot on Green Dragon Lane, off Wind Street, which was transformed into a Westminster street with neon lights and W1 postcode signs.
The source added: "They chose the location because it is cobbled and could easily be a London street. The success of Doctor Who means Wales is now a popular choice for filming."
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