UK to get 'Sherlock' mini-episode AND a new Downton Abbey special for Christmas!


Two major Christmas presents coming your way if you’re in the UK…

Sherlock 3 mini-episode
 
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#SherlockLives. #Sherlock is Not Dead. “Sherlock Holmes has been gone for two years. But someone isn’t quite convinced that he’s dead…“, so says the cryptic synopsis. Many Happy Returns, a mini-episode of Sherlock has been scheduled to become available via the BBC’s interactive Red Button service beginning Christmas Day. According to the BBC, Many Happy Returns will be available to watch at various intervals between 25 of December and New Year’s Day, when the long-awaited return of the Sherlock S3 proper begins.

Downton Abbey Christmas Special
 
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According to ITV, the air date and time for Downton Abbey’s Christmas Special has been confirmed. The Crawleys will be back on our TV screens on Christmas Day at 8:30pm on ITV1. The traditional Christmas episode will be broadcast on PBS in the U.S. as the final episode of series 4 on Sunday, February 23 at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT. Word is, that unlike last years Christmas episode, which had the Crawleys leaving Downton on holiday to Scotland, this years episode will focus on Lady Rose’s coming out ball. Rumors that viewers will see the return of Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) and the arrival of Cora’s playboy brother (Paul Giamatti). I so can’t wait for this…