Sherlock Mini-Episode Teases Series Three
BBC gives sleuth drama's fans a Christmas present...
The BBC has treated Sherlock fans to a "mini-episode" teasing the super-sleuth's return in a third series of the drama.
Released just in time for Christmas, the seven-minute featurette is titled "Many Happy Returns" and sees the show's supporting cast discussing the possible return of Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes.
The final episode of series two apparently saw the detective fall to his death from a rooftop, but not everyone is convinced that he really is dead.
One budding sleuth points to a series of crimes solved with offbeat techniques in far-flung corners of the world - and argues that the cases bear Holmes' fingerprints.
The featurette was written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
Benedict Cumberbatch recently defended the inclusion of a bomb plot in the new series.