Benedict Cumberbatch defends Sherlock nude scenes

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch has defended the inclusion of nude scenes in BBC One’s hit series Sherlock.

Sunday evening’s second series opener, A Scandal in Belgravia, may have been a ratings with 8.7 million viewers but it drew some criticism from the Daily Mail. The episode featured nude scenes, before the watershed, involving actress Lara Pulver. The scenes were criticised by some viewers who felt they were inappropriate and such complaints were seized upon by the Daily Mail.

Lead star Benedict Cumberbatch has defended the inclusion of the nude scenes. Speaking at the Television Critic’s Association winter press tour he said ‘It’s great publicity, isn’t it? I think there’s an awful lot of support for the way that we did it and the taste that we did it with. And if it creates more interest in the programme, thank you very much for that.’

The BBC has stated that the episode will not be edited – to remove the nude scenes – for repeat airings.

  • You can watch a trailer for the next episode of Sherlock, The Hounds of Baskerville, here >>