Martin Freeman: Sherlock's next episode sounds brilliant

The Dr Watson actor reveals he's seen a rough plot outline of the series three opener - and he knows how Sherlock survives...

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Martin Freeman: Sherlock's next episode sounds brilliant
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Susanna Lazarus

Martin Freeman may have spent the best part of eighteen months filming Peter Jackson's The Hobbit in New Zealand, but that doesn't mean he's forgotton about Sherlock Holmes...

Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com at Channel 4's Stand Up 2 Cancer event, Sherlock's Dr Watson revealed he had seen a "rough outline" of the first episode of series three. Although he is yet to see a written script, Freeman did say, "the first one sounds brilliant". 

And if you're wondering how Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock can possibly have survived The Reichenbach Fall, Freeman is happy to drop a few hints. "Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss tell us bits about it so I know that all the clues were on screen. It's not going to be a cheat - everything that we saw on that final episode offers hints as to how he did it."

And what about the three words cryptically revealed by Gatiss at this year's Edinburgh festival - rat, wedding, bow? Freeman admits he's party to their meaning, but "I don't want to ruin the surprise..."  

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