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Sherlock, Albums of the Year, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Mousehole's Christmas Lights

Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss on the new Sherlock; best albums of the year; classic children's book We're Going on a Bear Hunt becomes a film; Mousehole's Christmas lights.

The last installment of the hit television drama Sherlock - The Abominable Bride - was broadcast on New Year's Day 2016 and went on to become the most watched programme across all channels over the festive season, with 11.6 million viewers. With a fourth series starting on New Year's Day 2017, Martin Freeman who plays Watson, and Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss discuss maintaining the drama's appeal with John Wilson.

What's the best album from 2016? We have three selections from across the world of music chosen by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Kate Mossman and Kieran Yates.

Robin Shaw and Joanna Harrison are the co-directors of a new animated film based on Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's hugely successful illustrated children's book, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Shaw and Harrison discuss the challenges of bringing a children's classic to life on screen.

From the quay Michael Bird describes the Christmas lights in the harbour at Mousehole and considers this popular and poignant work of vernacular art.

Producer Julian May.

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30 minutes


  • Sherlock

    Duration: 08:26

  • Albums of the year

    Duration: 08:46

  • We're going on a bear hunt

    Duration: 06:38

  • Mousehole's Christmas lights

    Duration: 03:29



Season 4 of Sherlock starts with the Six Thatchers on BBC 1 on 01 January 2017 at 8.30pm, and on the BBC iPlayer.


Main image above: Left: Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss), Right: Dr John Watson (Martin Freeman)

Image credit: BBC/Hartwood Films/Todd Antony (Mark Gatiss) and Colin Hutton(Martin Freeman)

Image to the left: John Wilson with Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We're Going On a Bear Hunt is on Channel 4 on 24 December 2016; on E4 on 26 and 27 December 15, and online.

Image: a still from We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Image credit: Channel 4 Television

Mousehole's Christmas Lights

Mousehole's Christmas Lights

Image: Some of Mousehole Harbour lights 2016

Credit: Mousehole Harbour Lights

Mousehole Harbour Light's website


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Martin Freeman
Interviewed Guest Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest Robin Shaw
Interviewed Guest Joanna Harrison
Interviewed Guest Michael Bird
Producer Julian May


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