The Blind Banker

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Sherlock, Series 1 Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

A mysterious cipher is being scrawled on the walls around London. The first person to see the cipher is dead within hours of reading it. Sherlock plunges into a world of codes and symbols, consulting with London's best graffiti artists. He soon learns that the city is in the grip a gang of international smugglers, a secret society called the Black Lotus.

  • Sherlock and John at the museum

    Sherlock and John at the museum

    Sherlock and John on the trail of a secret society, the Black Lotus.

  • Dr John Watson's Blog

    Dr John Watson's Blog

    Get John Watson's angle on Sherlock and their adventures together.

    Read Dr John Watson's blog
  • Get Involved: Hidden Message #2

    Get Involved: Hidden Message #2

    Test your own powers of deduction with this week's hidden message. Molly Hooper may be able to help if you get stuck!

    Go to The Science of Deduction website


Sherlock Holmes
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr John Watson
Martin Freeman
Mrs Hudson
Una Stubbs
Molly Hooper
Louise Brealey
Zoe Telford
DI Dimmock
Paul Chequer
Soo Lin Yao
Gemma Chan
Steve Thompson
Euros Lyn
Sue Vertue
Executive Producer
Steven Moffat
Executive Producer
Mark Gatiss


Interactive Trailer

Sherlock Interactive Trailer

Discover exclusive clips and pictures from Series 3.

John Watson's Blog


Read John's accounts of his adventures with Sherlock.

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