Sherlock series four to start filming next spring

The hit BBC1 detective drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will be back in production in early 2016

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We are used to long breaks between instalments of BBC1 detective drama Sherlock, but it seems the wait for season four might not be as long as we’d thought.

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Star Amanda Abbington, who plays Mary Morstan in the hit drama, and the show’s creator Steven Moffat have revealed that the drama will start filming again in spring 2016. 

The pair were speaking backstage after picking up the Bafta Radio Times Audience Award at tonight’s ceremony in central London. 

But we won’t even have to wait until then to get our next fix of Sherlock, John & co. The gang have already filmed a one-off special, which is expected to air either at Christmas or in early 2016. 

The special episode sees the drama transported back to Victorian London, something which Abbington said was “just lovely.”

“We’ve got the Sherlock Holmes and Watson of the generation and we want to see them do that era just that once.
Mark [Gatiss] and me were giddy, running around shouting ‘Look at that moustache!’,” said Moffat.

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“It was just lovely doing that period,” Abbington added. “I had some glorious things to wear and the boys looked great. Martin [Freeman] looks very fine in Victorian garments!”


Sherlock wins the Radio Times Audience Award at the Bafta TV Awards 2015