Sherlock Holmes Season 4 on Masterpiece
The world’s only consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek Into Darkness, Dr. Strange), teams up with his long-suffering, faithful friend, Dr. John Watson (The Hobbit, Fargo), to solve a dizzying array of crimes and battle diabolical villains with his signature deductive reasoning and his stunning lack of social grace.
Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen), Sherlock also stars Amanda Abbington (Mr. Selfridge), Rupert Graves (A Room with a View), and Andrew Scott (Spectre).
Season 4 | Episode 1: The Six Thatchers August 17 at 9 p.m.
In the 90-minute “The Six Thatchers,” Sherlock waits to see where Moriarty will make his posthumous move. One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard, but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly trivial detail. Why is someone destroying images of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Something with its roots deep in Mary Watson’s past…
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson, and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.
Season 4 | Episode 2: The Lying Detective August 24 at 9 p.m.
I n this two-hour episode, Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith, a man with a dark secret indeed.
“The Lying Detective” is written by Steven Moffat and features the regular cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson, Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper, with special guest Toby Jones as Culverton Smith.