Benedict Cumberbatch is back as Sherlock Holmes alongside Martin Freeman as John Watson, with other returning cast members including Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper. Amanda Abbington will also make her debut as Mary Morstan.
Episode 1: ‘The Empty Hearse’
Wednesday 1 January 2014, 9pm
Two years after the devastating effects of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him.
It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he’s in for a very big surprise…
Episode 2: ‘The Sign Of Three‘
Sunday 5 January 2014, 8.30pm
Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day!
But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception – and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer!
Episode 3: ‘His Last Vow’
Sunday 12 January 2014, 8.30pm
A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates.
But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?
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