Sherlock will return to PBS Masterpiece on Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. That means the show will air back-to-back for the first time with that other hugely popular and influential Brit import, Downton Abbey (which returns Jan. 5).
In this week's BBC-aired episode titled "A Scandal in Belgravia," Holmes has a close encounter with a whip-smart dominatrix, Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), who gets under his skin by flashing much of hers. Some detractors said the scene was too racy to air early in the evening, when children are more likely to be watching TV.
I have been seeing the name Benedict Cumberbatch a lot lately, ever since Farrah and I started watching BBC's Sherlock on Netflix streaming last weekend. Earlier this week he was cast as the possible villain in the next Star Trek film. And now there appears this story about nudity in one of the upcoming Sherlock series two episodes.
One distressing item to read in this article is that there may not be a third series. I guess Mr. Cumberbatch may be too popular for television alone.