1. The most open secret in TV has finally been announced, that Sherlock will return to UK screens on January 1 2014.
The news was confirmed by a hearse driving round London today confirming the return date. This is because the episode is called The Empty Hearse, a pun on the Conan Doyle story The Adventure Of The Empty House, in which Holmes returned from “the dead” after his tumble with Moriarty.
2. Mark Gatiss suggested on Twitter that something was going to be going on.
Should you be around Baker St, Gower St or even Bart’s tomorrow morning, look out for a certain vehicle containing special news…#Sherlock
Two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he’s in for a very big surprise…