*Warning – this article contains spoilers for season four, episode one of Sherlock*
Episode one is titled ‘The Six Thatchers’
This is not the first time research into the actor’s family tree has revealed a curious coincidence
Cumberbatch returns to the acclaimed show in 'The Six Thatchers' on New Year's Day
Britain’s oldest drama school, and the theatre where Benedict Cumberbatch honed his acting skills, has been developed into 10 luxury apartments....
Co-creator Steven Moffat previously hinted that this would be the darkest season yet
Series four is set to air on New Year's Day
From Marvel’s latest cinematic scalpel wielder to Jeremy Irons’ twin gynaecologists in Dead Ringers, doctors and surgeons in film don’t have a good reputation
Cumberbatch always refuses to rule out reprising the lead role in future series
He follows David Bowie, who memorably performed the same part in 2006
'That's why this character is being introduced, to open up the next chapter'
The Sherlock actor had 'given his word' he'd appear in a production of Hamlet
The popular event in which stars read out real life letters of note returns in October
Steven Moffatt believes the next run of episodes could be the detective's swansong
‘I find I'm always observing. There is a side of my personality that is interested in why people do what they do’
Richard Jordan's remarks for The Stage have been branded elitist by those wanting to encourage younger audiences into the theatre, but many theatregoers agree with him