mspbandj:

A little known fact about the latest Sherlock episode, The Empty Hearse, is that the BBC actually DID blow the Parliament Building and the Big Ben up for this shot. It took a while to convince the government to hand over the keys, but they gave in after Mark Gatiss threatened offered to take them all out to a matinee of Les Miserables (which is referenced later in the episode as well)

mspbandj:

A little known fact about the latest Sherlock episode, The Empty Hearse, is that the BBC actually DID blow the Parliament Building and the Big Ben up for this shot. It took a while to convince the government to hand over the keys, but they gave in after Mark Gatiss threatened offered to take them all out to a matinee of Les Miserables (which is referenced later in the episode as well)