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Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Sherlock' (Pic: BBC)
Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Sherlock' (Pic: BBC)
Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Sherlock’ (Pic: BBC)

There may not be much to see here in terms of story, character or spoilers, but my word it’s good to see these two back together again.

At British midnight (July 9) the BBC released a new promo image of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to tease the Sherlock Victorian special that is coming soon, but as yet has now officially available release date.

It is, as Steven Moffat explained to Entertainment Weekly, a stand-alone story from the normal run of Sherlocks, set over 100 years into the past:

“The special is its own thing. We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian.

Mark Gatiss and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”

Here, with a direct quote from the man himself, is how BBC One introduced the new photo:

Let’s see what happens next, shall we?

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By Fraser McAlpine