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INTERVIEWER: It’s been said before that one of the hopes of this is that young fans get re-energised by Sherlock Holmes. And I’d originally heard that this Sherlock was to be a pre-watershed show. But it’s not turned out that way?

GATISS: We did talk about it originally as sort of ‘Doctor Who an hour later’.

But, actually, in the making of it, it darkened.

So, it’s still very funny, and I think what would be ideal—and this is what you’d always want, I’d think—would be for it to be the kind of programme that kids think they shouldn’t quite be allowed to watch. That’s what I always wanted to watch!

That’s why, really, you get a magazine called Just 17. It’s not for 17-year-olds, it’s for 14-year-olds who want to be 17.

And the sort of things that I wanted to watch as a kid, they used to feel slightly out of my reach.

Mark Gatiss

(DenOfGeek.com interview, August 2010 [x])

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INTERVIEWER: The way [Sherlock] is edited is that there’s not a beat between scenes, at times. We’ve gone straight from the end of a conversation directly into something else.

GATISS: I think that’s very important. In [A Study In Pink], you’ve got this wonderful ‘Iceman Cometh' build-up. You don't see Sherlock, you don't see Sherlock, and then you see him upside down.

INTERVIEWER: You clearly had a lot of fun with that.

GATISS: Oh, yes, I absolutely adore it. It’s a brilliant idea of Steve [Moffat’s]. It’s a bit like introducing Bond.

But I think you just need to get people really hooked. You’ve got the murders, you’ve got John’s lonely life — and then suddenly here’s this man, and everything changes.

It doesn’t pause for breath for a long time, and that’s good, and when it does, you feel like you’ve deserved to sit down and wonder, ‘How do you do this?’

Mark Gatiss

(DenOfGeek.com interview, August 2010 [x])

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