Sherlock Series 3

Sherlock1Sherlock series 3 started filming on 16 March 2013 and wrapped on 1 September 2013. It consisted of three episodes – The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three and the Emmy winning His Last Vow.

Series 3 premiered on BBC 1 to record viewing figures and was the most watched drama series on television in over a decade.

Series 3 won 7 Emmy awards including best actor in a mini series or movie for Benedict Cumberbatch. Other awards included best supporting actor in a mini series or movie for Martin Freeman, best writing for a mini series or movie for Steven Moffat for His Last Vow, best cinematography, best sound and picture editing and best music composition for David Arnold and Michael Price for their stunning score.

It was also nominated for 4 BAFTA awards including Benedict’s third BAFTA nomination for best actor for Sherlock.

The Empty Hearse is written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Jeremy Lovering and features the reunion of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson after the events of The Reichenbach Fall. 

Two years after the devastating effects 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’s in for a very big surprise…

The Sign of Three is written by Steve Thompson, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat and directed by Colm McCarthy.

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day! But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception – and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer!

His Last Vow is written by Steven Moffat and is directed by Nick Hurran. Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing) co-stars as Sherlock’s adversary Charles Augustus Magnussen.

A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates.

But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?

Series 3 premiered on BBC 1 to record viewing figures and was the most watched drama series on television in over a decade.