‘Sherlock’ Season 4 episode guide: What happens next?

Sherlock returns for its long-awaited fourth season in 2017.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are back as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, alongside returning regulars Amanda Abbington, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss and Una Stubbs.

Co-creators, writers and executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss teased: “Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street – and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax…”

Pre-order Season 4 on DVD on Amazon.

Pre-order Season 4 on Blu-ray on Amazon.

Buy the complete Season 1-3 box set on Amazon.

Season 4 begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge – becoming parents for the first time.

 

Episode 1:  ‘The Six Thatchers’

Sunday 1 January 2017, 8.30pm

Read our review.

Sherlock waits to see where Moriarty will make his posthumous move.

One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard – but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly-trivial detail.

Why is someone destroying images of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Something with its roots deep in Mary Watson’s past…

 

Episode 2: ‘The Lying Detective’

Sunday 8 January 2017, 9pm

Read our review.

Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith – a man with a very dark secret indeed.

 

Episode 3: ‘The Final Problem’

Sunday 15 January 2017

Read our review.

Long buried secrets finally catch up with the Baker Street duo.

Someone has been playing a very long game indeed and Sherlock and John Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

 

Pre-order Season 4 on DVD on Amazon.

Pre-order Season 4 on Blu-ray on Amazon.

Buy the complete Season 1-3 box set on Amazon.

Watch the trailer…

Are you looking forward to Season 4? Let us know below…