Lovering has spoken about the filming of the first episode, saying that due to the tremendous level of interest in the filming, some fake scenes were filmed in order to keep the plot a secret.
- ‘Sherlock’ Season 3 Getting Underway; New Helmers For BBC’s Hit Drama, Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline, 11 March, 2013 14:37 UK.
- Sherlock Season 3 News - Fake Scenes filmed for Episode 1, Jan Gilbert, flicksandthecity, 25 August, 2013. Quote: "There's a lot of people who follow you round, we did a few false shots, so, you know, there will be things that people saw that have nothing to do with it. But that's the way you handle it."