BBC One's much praised multi-award-winning drama Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman returns for an eagerly awaited third series of three 90-minute films - The Empty Hearse The Sign of Three and His Last Vow. 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.
Sherlock graced our screens once more this month with an outstanding return, and my only lament is that the series are but three episodes in length, vanishing almost as soon as it came back.
The long-awaited third season most certainly didn't disappoint, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reuniting for another trio of mystery-filled, adrenaline-fueled episodes that are sure to be some of the finest to air on the small screen this year.
We pick up two years after the title character's demise, with Freeman only just recovering and picking up the pieces of his broken life following what he believed was his best friend's death. It isn't long, of course, before Cumberbatch is back in centre stage, coming from out of the woodwork to assist the police in evading an imminent terrorist threat to London.
Keeping you guessing throughout - not just within episodes, but within the season's arc and beyond - the series has every bit the fierce pace and thrills that made its predecessors so popular. One need only look to Cumberbatch's brilliance in portraying Sherlock's arrogance to see why it has become such a major part of the BBC's programming, alongside co-creator Steve Moffat's other beloved series, Doctor Who.
There is no question that Series 3 will leave you hooked every step of the way. Like Watson, we follow Holmes blindly into the darkness, his willing assistant as he combs through the streets of London in search of just the right clue that will bring all of the pieces of the puzzle into view for his assembly.
Moffat and fellow co-creator Mark Gatiss have worked wonders with the character for years, bringing him to life in our contemporary world quite unlike any other of the many adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work. Their latest trio of episodes surpasses even their own work in the first two seasons, leaving you hoping against hope that we might not have to wait quite so long for the fourth to arrive. Absolutely terrific; simply essential viewing.
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All three episodes from the third series of the BBC's fast-paced modernised crime drama based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Laptops, mobile phones and the internet are the new tools for crime in a modern London under threat from serial killers, bombings and gang warfare. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), the most brilliant intellect of his generation, has a unique analytical brain unlike anyone else's, and staves off the ever-present threat of boredom by solving crimes, the more intricate and baffling the better. Meanwhile, his friend and flatmate, John Watson (Martin Freeman), is an army doctor invalided home from the battlefields of Afghanistan. The episodes are: 'The Empty Hearse', 'The Sign of Three' and 'His Last Vow'.