Sherlock series 3 screening already sold out but Q&A with the cast will be shown on BFI Player

The on-stage interview - which could include Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington and Mark Gatiss - will be made available online

To start with, the bad news: the BFI screening of Sherlock series three, episode one sold out in minutes earlier on today after tickets were made available to BFI members. 


But before you trash your deerstalker and go on the warpath, here’s the good news… The cast Q&A scheduled to follow the exclusive showing of The Empty Hearse WILL be made available on the BFI Player so fans of the show can still feast their eyes on the show’s acting talent which could include the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington and Mark Gatiss… 

The BFI shared the good and bad news with their followers on Twitter earlier today:

However, the news that admission to the screening is no longer available will likely anger members of the public who were waiting until next Tuesday for their chance to purchase tickets for the UK premiere on 15 December. 

But while today’s news will bring disappointment to many, the BFI did whet our Sherlock-starved appetites yesterday with a sneak peak of what to expect when the detective drama returns to our screens: 

“Just one more miracle, Sherlock. Stop being dead’. For Dr John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’. Two years after the devastating events of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, John appears to have got on with his life. New horizons and romance beckon. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to take John at his word, staging his resurrection with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, though, he’s in for a very big surprise…”