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Sherlock Season 4 – transcript of first trailer 
25th-Jul-2016 08:07 am
Aroused or hrtbrkn - shower
Sherlock Season 4 - first trailer

A transcript of the spoken words in the first trailer released on 24 July 2016, for the benefit of those whose first language is not English.

Transcript by Ariane DeVere aka Callie Sullivan. (Last updated 25 July 2016)

The video of the trailer can be found here.

If you think that I’ve made any errors or have left anything out, do let me know, either in the Comments section below or by PM. (N.B. if you’re not registered with Livejournal, your message may be held unposted until I see and unlock it.)

JIM: Did you miss me? Did you miss me? Did you miss me?
SHERLOCK: Something’s coming. Maybe it’s Moriarty. Maybe it’s not. But something’s coming.
LADY SMALLWOOD: We brought you back to deal with this. What are you going to do?
SHERLOCK: Whatever’s coming, whatever he’s lined up, I’ll know when it begins.
JOHN: Enlighten me.
[TOBY JONES’ CHARACTER]: We’re going to have endless fun, Mr Holmes, aren’t we?
SHERLOCK: Oh, no. No, not endless.
MOLLY: For Christ’s sake, Sherlock, it’s not a game!
LADY SMALLWOOD: You say you know what he’s going to do next.
MRS HUDSON: Get out of my house, you reptile.
MYCROFT: The roads we walk have demons beneath, and yours have been waiting for a very long time.
SHERLOCK: Keep me informed.
MYCROFT: Of what?
SHERLOCK: Absolutely no idea.

A full list of episode transcripts, DVD commentary summaries/transcripts, and transcripts of the DVD special features can be found here.

Or, to download the Episode Transcripts in Word or PDF, click here.

25th-Jul-2016 07:57 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this - it helped me tremendously and I'm sure a lot of other people whose first language is not English or who are, like me, hard of hearing.
25th-Jul-2016 08:11 am (UTC)
You're welcome! It's always good to know that these transcripts are genuinely useful.
25th-Jul-2016 09:30 am (UTC)
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25th-Jul-2016 10:16 am (UTC) - Thanks!
Thank you so much for taking the time.

As a non-native speaker, I find your transcripts so very helpfull.
25th-Jul-2016 10:38 am (UTC) - THANK YOu!
I went online hoping for a transcript already, and wow thank you so much! It's so good to know we've got such a dedicated fan!
25th-Jul-2016 11:17 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing the words! I always read your transcripts as a non-native speaker.
25th-Jul-2016 11:32 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this! I had no idea there was a trailer until you put the transcript out. As always, you are invaluable.
27th-Jul-2016 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh, extra bonus to me for alerting people that there was a trailer at last!
25th-Jul-2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
I'm also a non-native speaker and single side deaf and interested in writing and reading meta, Your transcripts are a massive resource and help in all these aspects. Thank you so so much!
25th-Jul-2016 09:09 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of help!
25th-Jul-2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh, busy already!!

Thanks so much for this - it's splendid to have the words!

*is excited* (Quite a while to wait, though!)
25th-Jul-2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
25th-Jul-2016 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, you're an absolute treasure!

For all that I love BC's beautiful voice his diction isn't always the clearest (to me as a non-native speaker) so I really hadn't caught what he was saying.

BTW I ADORE the icon you used for this post! Extra kudos.

Edited at 2016-07-25 08:34 pm (UTC)
27th-Jul-2016 12:50 pm (UTC)
It's odd, isn't it, that someone who seems to be so well-spoken sometimes isn't very clear. I wonder if it's to do with the quality of the sound recording. Certainly I found that TAB was a much better recording than Season 3: in S3 I frequently had to rewind over and over again because I couldn't work out what people (not just Ben) were saying, and even had to resort to the BBC subtitles at times. In TAB, however, I rarely had to rewind for speech purposes and got the transcript done in record time.

Thanks for the comment about the icon. I do enjoy searching through my many saved icons looking for the most appropriate one!
27th-Jul-2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's odd about the quality of the sound being less. I confess to not having noticed that for I wasn't so much in love with S3 as I am with S1, S2 and TAB. Perhaps it could also be the music? Personally I considered the music in S3 a further disappointment. In S1 and S2 it was so subtle, yet gripping and really added to the general atmosphere of the series.

The music in the trailer though! Oh, another reason to be very, very excited.
28th-Jul-2016 03:13 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I couldn't disagree more about the Season 3 music! I was in love with immediately and couldn't wait to get the soundtrack CD, and I still adore it. There are so many tracks that I love and I couldn't ever choose a favourite, but the final five tracks always make me cry - and by cry I mean that I genuinely have tears running down my face some time during those tracks and I always sob during "The East Wind." And it's not because of the memory of what was happening on the screen - it's the music itself.

As for "Lazarus" - well, "Prepared To Do Anything" was my favourite track on the Season 2 soundtrack and I was blown away when they took "Prepared" and made it even better for "Lazarus." I can never listen to that track just once, and there are certain chords in the opening sequence that ... ahem ... well, let's just say that some of my underwear has not survived the experience.


28th-Jul-2016 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do hope we can agree to disagree over this. I'll confess to not having the CD's of any of the series but when rewatching the ep's (for the umpteenth time) I'm struck time and again by how the music subtly adds to the overall atmosphere.

Like in ASiP, first time in a cab together, the gentle yet persistent flow of the music transport them both to a new reality, like the taxi has become a boat that has picked them up at their separate islands and is now conveying them to a new land where they'll live happily and solve crimes together.

And in TGG, that throbbing guitar that strikes up when John is watching the news on the telly and suddenly sees his own home with blasted windows, hurries home and up the stairs and tears into the living room and the music just suddenly stops... when he sees Sherlock and Mycroft locked in a bit of sibling trench warfare as if nothing out of the ordinary has happened.

In S3, for me, that subtlety was thrown out of the window. A lot of the music felt bombastic and oppressive to me. But of course that's my opinion and please feel free to totally ignore it.

I'm happy if the music makes you happy. :)
28th-Jul-2016 04:09 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, I would never try to convince you round to my way of thinking. I'm sad that you dislike the S3 music, but it's entirely up to you! Me, I'm playing it right now, after writing my last note to you, and am just about to come up to "Redbeard" and so will be in tears shortly, but for me the music is so beautiful that the tears are worth it.

I hope that the music for S4 will be more to your liking!
28th-Jul-2016 04:16 pm (UTC)
Enjoy your tears! Crying to music is one of the most wonderful things that can happen to anyone.

I do hope we'll both like the music.
25th-Jul-2016 11:02 pm (UTC)
As usual, a huge THANK YOU! There were some words I didn't get. You're a gem!

P.S. I love how your icons always fit the context. :D

Edited at 2016-07-25 11:09 pm (UTC)
27th-Jul-2016 12:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, the excitement of finding the most appropriate icon is all part of the fun - and it's quite annoying when there are several that would work!
28th-Jul-2016 04:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm not a native speaker, there were a couple of things I couldn't get for some reason and I immediately thought of looking on LJ for one of your transcripts ;-)
28th-Jul-2016 03:20 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!
31st-Jul-2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you Ariane for this quick and excellent work. As always, your transcript is endlessly useful for reference. :-)
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