Fans of Sherlock who have been enjoying the recent re-run of the first three episodes on BBC3 may be wondering why series two isn't appearing in television schedules. Well, according to a tweet from BBC1, the second batch of episodes - starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as detective duo Sherlock and Watson - will get its airtime on the broadcaster's flagship channel this summer.
While Mark Gatiss and his cast enjoy a recess from their busy series three filming schedule, BBC1 will show a repeat of the full second series in July, featuring episodes A Scandal in Belgravia, The Hounds of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall.
The trio of 90-minute instalments famously concluded with Sherlock's plunge from a London building and his inexplicable survival, unbeknown to his friend and colleague, Watson. Series three - which is set to conclude shooting its final episode after a summer break - is expected to reveal how the brilliant detective engineered an escape from his nemesis, Moriarty.