‘Sherlock’: Series 2 episode guide

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BBC One’s Sherlock returns for a second series of three, 90-minute films in January.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is back as Sherlock Holmes and is joined by Martin Freeman (The Office) as Dr John Watson, Rupert Graves (Garrow’s Law) as Inspector Lestrade and Una Stubbs (Worzel Gummidge) as Mrs Hudson.

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Episode 1: A Scandal in Belgravia
Sunday 1st January 2012, 8.10pm

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Compromising photographs and a case of blackmail threaten the very heart of the British establishment, but for Sherlock and John the game is on in more ways than one as they find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents, and a secret conspiracy involving the British government.

But this case will cast a darker shadow over their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself: to Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler will always be the woman.


Episode 2: The Hounds of Baskerville
Sunday 8th January 2012, 8.30pm

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A Hound from Hell. A terrified young man. Sherlock’s most famous case. But is a monster really stalking Dartmoor?

Something terrible has happened to Henry Knight. Sherlock and John investigate the truth about the monstrous creature which apparently killed their client’s father. But what seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over Dartmoor…


Episode 3: The Reichenbach Fall
Sunday 15th January 2012
, 9pm

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James Moriarty – the greatest criminal mind that the world has ever seen. Sherlock and John knew he wouldn’t stay hidden for long. But even they never guessed the sheer scale and audacity of the crime that would propel Moriarty back into the headlines.

The crime of the century. The Tower of London, the Bank of England, Pentonville prison – all sprung open on the same day as if by magic! But Moriarty’s plans don’t stop there…

Sherlock and John lock horns with their old enemy in one final problem that tests loyalty and courage to their very limits. Sherlock must fight for his reputation, his sanity and his life. But is he all he claims to be?


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