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The Empty Hearse

Episode 1 of 3

Contemporary crime drama. Two years after his apparent death and with London under a terrorist threat, Sherlock Holmes walks back into Dr John Watson's life.

'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...

1 hour, 30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch
Dr John Watson Martin Freeman
Mrs Hudson Una Stubbs
DI Lestrade Rupert Graves
Mycroft Holmes Mark Gatiss
Jim Moriarty Andrew Scott
Molly Hooper Louise Brealey
Mary Morstan Amanda Abbington
Anderson Jonathan Aris
Howard Shilcott David Fynn
Writer Mark Gatiss
Director Jeremy Lovering
Producer Sue Vertue

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