Sherlock returns to BBC1 on 5 July

A Scandal in Belgravia is to kick off the re-run of the second season at 8:30pm

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Back in May, the re-run of Sherlock series one scored impressive viewing figures for BBC3, pulling in an average audience of 620,000 over its three 90-minute episodes. As a result, the broadcaster has promoted the repeats of the second season to its flagship channel, confirming an air date for the first episode on BBC1. 

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A Scandal in Belgravia – which sees Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes come face to face with “The Woman”,  Irene Adler (Lara Pulver) – will be repeated on Friday 5 July at 8:30pm. Also starring Martin Freeman as John Watson, the episode sees Sherlock confronted by Adler who possesses compromising photographs of a member of the royal family stored on her mobile phone.

It will be the first time the second series has been shown on BBC1 since it was first broadcast back in January 2012, ending in much-debated cliffhanger The Reichenbach Fall, which saw the detective survive a seemingly fatal plunge from the roof of St Bart’s Hospital. The cast and crew are currently taking a break from filming the long-awaited third series, before re-joining to shoot the final episode later this summer. 

For an update on their progress, check out our Sherlock series three filming diary

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