10 Things You Need to Know About Sherlock Season 4, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

10 Things to Know About Sherlock Series 4, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch as “high-functioning sociopath” Sherlock Holmes

As Sherlock fans will know, the thinking woman’s hunk Benedict Cumberbatch has returned to our screens in the the show’s fourth season, setting our hearts a-flutter. The first episode The Six Thatchers aired on New Year’s Day in the UK, and from 6am Singapore time on Jan 2, and is now available on BBC Player and BBC First (StarHub Ch 522)

It’s been three long years since the third season of the BBC detective series, which is based loosely on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character.

Back in Sherlock season three, Sherlock’s arch-nemesis Moriarty had seemingly returned from the dead, Sherlock had been sent into exile for murdering new villain Charles Magnussen, and Sherlock’s faithful companion Dr. Watson was revealed to be expecting a baby with his new wife, Mary.

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Fans also got a special treat in the form of a New Year’s Day special last year, The Abominable Bride, which had Sherlock and his companions time-travelling to Victorian England.

There’s certainly a lot to catch up on in the latest season of Sherlock, but don’t worry: We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 things you need to know about Sherlock series four, and why you need to watch it.