Cum­ber­batch says it would be a crime for se­ries to end

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star Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch (pic­tured) would like the cult crime se­ries to con­tinue into the fu­ture. Cum­ber­batch is film­ing the third se­ries of three episodes in the mod­ern-day adap­ta­tion of Sir Arthur Co­nan Doyle’s Vic­to­rian crime nov­els. He said that the fu­ture of the BBC One se­ries, in which he plays the dys­func­tional anti-hero ti­tle role, de­pended on the avail­abil­ity of him­self, Hob­bit and The Of­fice star Martin Free­man, who plays Dr John Wat­son, and the show’s writer, Dr Who supremo Steven Mof­fat. ‘‘We love do­ing it as we are do­ing it at the moment in the for­mat we are do­ing it,’’ Cum­ber­batch says. ‘‘I’d love to keep it go­ing for as long as pos­si­ble, I think we all would.’’ Asked whether he saw Free­man of­ten, he adds: ‘‘When we can but it has been a bit crazy. He’s been away from home and his two small chil­dren and (wife) Amanda (Ab­bing­ton) for a long long part of the last two years. That is a very pre­cious com­mod­ity when he gets time to get back home.’’ Cum­ber­batch also stars in the forth­com­ing JJ Abrams Star Trek film and in pe­riod drama Pa­rade’s End, cur­rently air­ing in Aus­tralia on Chan­nel 9 and NBN.

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