Sherlock fans will be cursing the draw as the show’s co-creator Mark Gatiss comes up against its hero Benedict Cumberbatch.
On Gatiss’s side is the fact that he is both writer and star (he plays Sherlock’s imperious brother Mycroft) and, perhaps, that he has half a million Twitter followers (although he hasn’t called on them for support yet).
On Cumberbatch’s side is that he is Benedict Cumberbatch. Painful as it might be, Gatiss is going down. Well, at least it wasn’t Sherlock vs John – you’ll have to wait until the semi-finals for that…