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'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride': Cumberbatch and Freeman go Victorian for classic Holmes and Watson

'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride': Cumberbatch and Freeman go Victorian for classic Holmes and Watson

After nearly two years away, “Sherlock” returned to television with a New Year's Day special broadcast more or less simultaneously on PBS and the BBC. (PBS will re-air the 90-minute episode Jan. 10, and it will run in theaters nationwide Jan. 5 and 6.) Three more episodes, a full-fledged fourth season, will go into production this year.

It was known in advance that this edition of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' 21st century take on Sherlock Holmes would revert to the time of Arthur Conan Doyle's original — that Sherlock and John, as familiarly portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, would as it were, play the classic Holmes and Watson, with the pipe...

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