The third series of ‘Sherlock’ begins tonight on BBC One!

The BBC’s much praised, multi-award-winning drama ‘Sherlock’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, returns to BBC One this evening.

Three 90-minute episodes – The Empty Hearse, The Sign Of Three and His Last Vow – make up the third series.

The contemporary re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, has caused a sensation since it first aired in the summer of 2010, the last series delivering an audience of more than 10 million viewers who have tuned in to watch Sherlock and John Watson navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers in three thrilling, action-packed adventures.

Tonight’s episode is on BBC One at 9pm, where Two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life.

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..

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.

The second episode is on Sunday 5th January at 8.30pm, while the last episode is on Sunday 12th January at 8.30pm.

Last updated: Wednesday 1 January 2014
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