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Sherlock 2.1 A Scandal in Belgravia

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Sherlock, Series 2 - Artwork; Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
Artwork for the second series, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) © 2012 BBC for Masterpiece

Episode 2.1
First transmission on Sunday, May 6, 2012 (US),
Sunday, January 1, 2012 (UK)

The official details…

Season 2 on PBS, Masterpiece slot in USA. On BBC 1 in UK.

Holmes and Watson investigate a case of blackmail threatening to topple the monarchy and uncover links with international terrorism, rogue CIA agents and a conspiracy at the heart of government.

However, the Baker Street sleuth finds himself involved on a more personal level when he becomes locked in a battle of wits with Irene Adler, a woman who is as cold, ruthless and brilliant as himself.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return in the award-winning drama, with Lara Pulver (Spooks) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen).

Cast: Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), Dr John Watson (Martin Freeman), Mrs Hudson (Una Stubbs), DI Lestrade (Rupert Graves), Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss), Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott), Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey), Irene Adler (Lara Pulver).

Written by Steven Moffat, directed by Paul McGuigan and produced by Sue Vertue