‘Sherlock’ Series 3 UK start date revealed?

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Reliable source Blogtor Who tweeted from Edinburgh ahead of this year’s Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival: “Sherlock Series 3 Ep 1 is set in November and will air on Jan 1, 2014.”

Series 2 began on BBC One on Sunday 1 January 2012.

Written by Mark Gatiss, the opening episode of Series 3 is titled ‘The Empty Hearse’ and guest stars My Mad Fat Diary actress Sharon Rooney.

Update [11.39am]: Sherlock exec Sue Vertue has tweeted: “Not sure where #Sherlock latest rumoured tx date of 01/14 has come from. Not from me as tx date is not yet confirmed.”

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