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Sherlock

  • Season 4
  • 3 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Sherlock and Dr John Watson return in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's contemporary take on Conan Doyle's most iconic adventures.

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Episode 2: The Lying Detective

Summary

The detective faces a dangerous new enemy in the seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith, a man whose position of power conceals a terrible secret. Estranged from John, Sherlock must confront his demons to defeat his enemy's plans. Toby Jones guest stars as the villain alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Culverton Smith is a bluff northern entrepreneur and philanthropist with a great big cheesy snaggle-toothed grin, a hugely famous and adored popular personality who raises vast amounts for charity. But in the depths of his hideous soul Smith is a monster, hiding in plain sight… hmm, remind you of anyone?

The brilliant Toby Jones is Smith, by turns garrulous, joshing and debauched. He’s wicked and manipulative, and Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is out to get him.

Sherlock is unusually (even for him) obsessed by Smith as he festers, unshaven, drug-addled and lonely in 221B Baker Street. Steven Moffat’s story takes Sherlock to some bad places in his ravaged mind, while John Watson (Martin Freeman, who’s wonderful) wrestles with his own particular darkness.

It’s another heart-twisting episode that might bring you to tears, or it might make you long for the playful Sherlock and John of old. Or both.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

Streaming

Details

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Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
Sherlock HolmesBenedict Cumberbatch
Dr John WatsonMartin Freeman
Culverton SmithToby Jones
Mrs HudsonUna Stubbs
Mary WatsonAmanda Abbington
DI LestradeRupert Graves
Mycroft HolmesMark Gatiss
Molly HooperLouise Brealey

Crew

rolename
DirectorNick Hurran
Executive producerSteven Moffat
Executive producerMark Gatiss
ProducerSue Vertue
WriterSteven Moffat

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  • Episode 2

    The Lying Detective

    Summary

    The detective faces a dangerous new enemy in the seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith, a man whose position of power conceals a terrible secret. Estranged from John, Sherlock must confront his demons to defeat his enemy's plans. Toby Jones guest stars as the villain alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    Culverton Smith is a bluff northern entrepreneur and philanthropist with a great big cheesy snaggle-toothed grin, a hugely famous and adored popular personality who raises vast amounts for charity. But in the depths of his hideous soul Smith is a monster, hiding in plain sight… hmm, remind you of anyone?

    The brilliant Toby Jones is Smith, by turns garrulous, joshing and debauched. He’s wicked and manipulative, and Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is out to get him.

    Sherlock is unusually (even for him) obsessed by Smith as he festers, unshaven, drug-addled and lonely in 221B Baker Street. Steven Moffat’s story takes Sherlock to some bad places in his ravaged mind, while John Watson (Martin Freeman, who’s wonderful) wrestles with his own particular darkness.

    It’s another heart-twisting episode that might bring you to tears, or it might make you long for the playful Sherlock and John of old. Or both.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Sherlock HolmesBenedict Cumberbatch
    Dr John WatsonMartin Freeman
    Culverton SmithToby Jones
    Mrs HudsonUna Stubbs
    Mary WatsonAmanda Abbington
    DI LestradeRupert Graves
    Mycroft HolmesMark Gatiss
    Molly HooperLouise Brealey

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNick Hurran
    Executive producerSteven Moffat
    Executive producerMark Gatiss
    ProducerSue Vertue
    WriterSteven Moffat

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