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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride gets an official synopsis… the game is afoot

November 24th, 2015 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

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The Sherlock special has a title, an airdate – January 1, 2016 – and now… an official synopsis.

BBC One has released a tantalising teaser for ‘The Abominable Bride’ – a one-off episode of the hit drama which transports Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) back to their Victorian roots, report Squareeyed.

“Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”

We’ve been here before – but what if this wasn’t the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats?


“Welcome to Sherlock in 1895!

Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER…

Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life…

Mrs Ricoletti’s ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge.

From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about… the Abominable Bride!

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