Sherlock series 3 read-through begins – see the photographic evidence

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman wear flat caps and silly faces as the cast gather for initial rehearsals


There are “plenty of surprises in store for series three” of Sherlock, according to BBC1’s official Twitter account – not least, that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman chose to don flat caps for the first table read-through…


The stars are shown wearing the headgear (and not a deerstalker in sight) along with ridiculous grins in a photo from the initial rehearsals. Even stranger is the fact that Freeman also has what appear to be grapes in his eyes. Why? That’s a mystery we think even the great detective would struggle to solve…


Sherlock series three begins filming next Monday, 18 March, and is set to air in the autumn.