Series Summary
In this contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories, Dr. John Watson is a war vet just home from Afghanistan. He meets the brilliant but eccentric Holmes when the latter, who serves as a consultant to Scotland Yard, advertises for a flatmate. Almost as soon as Watson moves into the Baker Street flat, they are embroiled in mysteries, and Sherlock's nemesis, Moriarty, appears to have a hand in the crimes.

Air Dates: 2010 - Present

Genres: Adventure, Crime drama

Network: BBC1


  • The Abominable Bride Jan 1, 2016

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    In London, 1895, Sherlock and John investigate a ghostly bride who appears to have committed murder.

  • Season 3, Ep. 3 : His Last Vow Jan 12, 2014

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    To Sherlock Holmes, Charles Augustus Magnussen is the Napoleon of blackmail.

  • Season 3, Ep. 2 : The Sign of Three Jan 5, 2014

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    Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all - delivering a best man's speech on John's wedding day.

  • Season 3, Ep. 1 : The Empty Hearse Jan 1, 2014

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    With London under threat of a terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : The Reichenbach Fall Jan 15, 2012

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    A whirlwind adventure and the return of arch-nemesis Moriarty lead John to believe that Sherlock is dead.

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  • Sherlock is an enjoyably clever mixture of character drama and adventure tale. Show More

  • Thanks to committed performances from Cumberbatch and Freeman, and clever writing from Moffat and Gatiss, most of it works splendidly. Show More

  • There have been many great "Masterpiece" offerings over the decades, but I can't think of a single one that is as much out-and-out fun as Sherlock, a modern-dress Conan Doyle that crackles with superb writing, brilliant performances and snappy direction, and does it all while somehow managing to be oddly faithful to the original source material. Show More

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