Preview – Sherlock

Sherlock and Dr Watson

After a year long wait for Sherlock fans, the brilliant detective and his budding wing man returned to our screens on New Year’s Day and what an action packed, if a little muddled, return it was.

With a rather shocking and tear jerking end to episode one, the next chapter for Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr Watson (Martin Freeman) is set to be a dark one. Titled ‘The Lying Detective’ a new bad guy is introduced to the scene and this guy is about as bad as they get. Calverton Smith (Toby Jones), an acknowledged businessman with a snarly smile is publicly adored for his generous contributions to charity but underneath his do-good façade he is evil – a man whose dark secrets give even Sherlock nightmares.

Alone once again in 221B, Sherlock’s obsession with Smith combined with his own grief and remorse overcomes even him, and with a fatally failed promise to John, it looks as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel for either of them.

Episode two synopsis 

“Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith – a man with a very dark secret indeed.”

Sherlock continues on Sunday, 9pm – BBC One. Episode one is available on iPlayer until January 30 2017