||Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
||Benedict Cumberbatch, Louise Brealey, Lars Mikkelsen, Sian Brooke, Toby Jone, Amanda Abbington, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Lara Pulver, Martin Freeman
There have been four series, each consisting of three 90 minute long episodes, one each written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson. Directors to date include Paul McGuigan (four episodes), Euros Lyn, Toby Haynes, Jeremy Lovering, Colm McCarthy and Nick Hurran (one episode each). Series three premiered on the 1st January, 2014 on BBC One in the UK and on PBS Masterpiece in the USA on the 19th January, 2014. The third series has become the BBC's most watched drama series since 2001 and as of January, 2014 the series finale was the most tweeted about single episode of a drama series ever. William Sherlock Scott Holmes is the world's only "consulting detective", a profession he himself created. He lives in London at 221B Baker Street, is the brother between Mycroft and Eurus Holmes, and best friend and former flatmate of Dr John Watson. Through consultation with New Scotland Yard and a range of private clients, Sherlock has caused the capture or death of many criminals, particularly in and around the London area. These criminals include the serial killer Jeff Hope, the Black Lotus leader General Shan and the scientist Bob Frankland. However none of these compared to the consulting criminal Jim Moriarty, who Sherlock considered to be his arch nemesis (other than Mycroft, of course).