Seven Emmys earns Sherlock a place back on BBC1 earlier than expected

BBC Drama celebrate the success of Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven Moffat and company with a 20-second on-screen video celebration

With the Christmas special and series four still somewhere off in the distant future, many Sherlock fans would have been surprised to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson on primetime BBC1 last night.


No, it wasn’t a secret unseen episode or a sneak peek at the next series – however, just before the Great British Bake Off BBC Drama screened a specially made 20-second video celebrating Sherlock’s phenomenal performance at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards where it took home seven gongs.  

Benedict Cumberbatch won outstanding actor in a miniseries, movie for playing Sherlock in His Last Vow and Martin Freeman picked up supporting actor award for the same episode.  Steven Moffat won for his writing on the series three finale.  The show also picked up technical awards for sound and picture editing, music and cinematography at the Creative Emmy Awards, taking Sherlock’s tally to seven.

If you missed it Sherlock fans, this one’s just for you, love from Auntie…