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Created by

Mark Gatiss
Steven Moffat

Based on

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Written by

Mark Gatiss
Steven Moffat
Stephen Thompson


Benedict Cumberbatch
Martin Freeman
Rupert Graves
Una Stubbs
Mark Gatiss
Louise Brealey
Andrew Scott
Amanda Abbington

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Seasons and episodes

4 seasons, 13 episodes

Production company

Hartswood Films
BBC Wales

Original network

BBC HD (2010)
BBC One HD (2012–present)
PBS (2010–present)

Original release

25 July 2010 – 15 January 2017

Sherlock is a British crime television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Thirteen episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017, and a special episode that aired on 1 January 2016. The series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock is produced by the British network BBC, along with Hartswood Films, with Moffat, Gatiss, Sue Vertue and Rebecca Eaton serving as executive producers. The series is supported by the American station WGBH-TV Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series on PBS, where it also airs in the United States. The series is primarily filmed in Cardiff, Wales, with North Gower Street in London used for exterior shots of Holmes and Watson's 221B Baker Street residence.

Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing, acting, and directing. It has been nominated for numerous awards including Emmys, BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, winning several awards across a variety of categories. The show won in three categories at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Cumberbatch, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Freeman and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Moffat. Two years later, it won Outstanding Television Movie. In addition, the show was also honoured with a Peabody Award in 2011. The third series became the UK's most watched drama series since 2001. Sherlock has been sold to 180 territories.

All of the series have been released on DVD and Blu-ray, alongside tie-in editions of selected original Conan Doyle stories and an original soundtrack composed by David Arnold and Michael Price. In January 2014, the show launched its official mobile app called Sherlock: The Network.


  • Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock Holmes
  • Martin Freeman - Dr. John Watson
  • Rupert Graves - D.I. Greg Lestrade
  • Una Stubbs - Mrs. Hudson
  • Mark Gatiss - Mycroft Holmes
  • Louise Brealey - Molly Hooper
  • Andrew Scott - Jim Moriarty
  • Amanda Abbington - Mary Morstan Watson
  • Sian Brooke - Eurus Holmes
  • Vinette Robinson - Sgt. Sally Donovan
  • Zoe Telford - Sarah Sawyer
  • Jonathan Aris - Philip Anderson
  • Tanya Moodie - Ella
  • Lisa McAllister - Anthea
  • David Nellist - Mike Stamford
  • Paul Chequer - D.I. Dimmond
  • Lara Pulver - Irene Adler
  • Yasmine Akram - Janine Hawkins
  • Wanda Ventham - Mrs. Holmes
  • Timothy Carlton - Mr. Holmes
  • Lars Mikkelsen - Charles Augustus Magnussen
  • Ed Birch - Tom
  • Adam Greaves-Neal - Archie
  • Lindsay Duncan - Lady Smallwood
  • Simon Kunz - Sir Edwin
  • Tom Brooke - Bill Wiggins

International broadcast[]

Country Channel
Asia AXN
Australia Nine Network
Austria ORF eins
Belgium Canvas
Brazil TV Cultura
Bulgaria AXN, Fox Crime, BNT 1, TV7
Canada Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Czech Republic ČT, AXN
Denmark DR3
Estonia ETV
Finland Yle TV1
France France 4, France 2
Germany Das Erste
Hungary AXN, M1
Israel yes Action, HOT3
Italy Joi, Premium Crime, Netflix
Japan NHK BS Premium
Latvia LTV1
Netherlands NPO 3
Norway NRK
Poland BBC Entertainment, TVP2
Portugal AXN, RTP2
Russia Channel One
Slovakia Jednotka, Dvojka
South Korea KBS 1TV, KBS 2TV, OCN
Spain TV3, Canal 3XL, Antena 3
Sweden SVT1
Switzerland RTS Un
Turkey CNBC-e, e2, TLC Türkiye
Ukraine 1+1, Inter
United States PBS