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The Empty Hearse

Sherlock, Series 3 Episode 1 of 3

'Just one more miracle, Sherlock. Stop being dead.' Two years after the devastating events 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 is in for a very big surprise...

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes


Next Friday 20:30


Role Contributor
Sherlock HolmesBenedict Cumberbatch
Dr John WatsonMartin Freeman
Mrs HudsonUna Stubbs
DI LestradeRupert Graves
Mycroft HolmesMark Gatiss
Jim MoriartyAndrew Scott
Molly HooperLouise Brealey
Mary MorstanAmanda Abbington
AndersonJonathan Aris
Howard ShilcottDavid Fynn
WriterMark Gatiss
DirectorJeremy Lovering
ProducerSue Vertue

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