"He's getting closer... It's like he's coming back." (Photo via YouTube)
"He's getting closer... It's like he's coming back." (Photo via YouTube)
“He’s getting closer… It’s like he’s coming back.” (Photo via YouTube)

Steven Moffat has had such a jolly good time with his prequels for Doctor Who that he’s gone and done one for Sherlock. As previously announced, the mini-episode “Many Happy Returns” (co-written by Mark Gatiss) has been released today (Christmas Eve). It finds Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) two years after Sherlock’s “demise” as he waves off various “sightings” of the detective from around the globe. And there’s a sad bit with Watson (Martin Freeman) as he watches a video of Sherlock. But it’s all handled with Moffat and Gatiss’ trademark clever touch – watch:

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.