Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are so very Victorian in new Sherlock Special picture

You have to love the new costumes for John and Sherlock's upcoming period adventure

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We already knew the upcoming Sherlock special would be set in Victorian London, but there’s Victorian and then there’s this.

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That’s more Victorian than Queen Victoria assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Either Holmes and Watson are going back to their roots, or they’ve become hipsters in a Dalston mezcal bar. In his pin-stripe getup and with slicked back hair, Benedict Cumberbatch is a dead ringer for Jeremy Brett, his illustrious forebear in the role.

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We still don’t know anything about the story or even exactly when the show will air (although Christmas is looking like a good bet), and we defy Holmes himself to garner anything from Martin Freeman’s handlebar moustache and jaunty tie-pin. Nevertheless, the morning suit is a more relaxed look than the top hat and tails we’ve seen previously, and suggests we’re going to see 400% more outfits in this one special than in the show itself.