Sherlock (2010– )
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The Six Thatchers 

Sherlock takes on the case of finding out who is going around and smashing six unique head statues of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sir Edwin
Marcia Warren ...
DI Hopkins
DI Dimmock
Harry Gostelow ...


Sherlock waits to see where Moriarty will make his posthumous move. One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly trivial detail. Why is someone destroying busts of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose, or is there a much darker purpose at work, something with its roots deep in Mary Watson's past?

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

1 January 2017 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Amanda Root (Emma Welsborough) had a part in the The Iron Lady (2011), a biographical film about Margaret Thatcher. See more »


It is highly unlikely that one policeman would barge into a room where two shooters are and without any warning, shoot only one of them. Then, like nothing happened, the story continues. See more »


[first lines]
Mycroft Holmes: What you're about to see is classified beyond top secret. Is that quite clear? Don't minute any of this. Once beyond these walls, you must never speak of it. A D-notice has been slapped on the entire incident. Only those within this room, code-names Antarctica, Langdale, Porlock and Love, will ever know the whole truth. As far as everyone else is concerned, going to the Prime Minister and way beyond, Charles Augustus...
[to Sherlock]
Mycroft Holmes: Are you tweeting?
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Crazy Credits

Right after the end credits Mary's video cuts back and Mary says "Go to hell, Sherlock". See more »


References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »


Sherlock Theme Song
Performed by David Arnold and Michael Price
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1 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

How absolutely dreadful to see a cult series like this to fall under the knife of terrible directing, unstructured scenario and horrible production. This episode is useless. It fails to tell a consistent story, it fails give a focused view, it ruins the series's integrity and leaves the viewer in confusion. Though I wouldn't say it was unexpected. Last year's episode had questionable qualities too, but being branded as a 'special' it had delivered at least a semi consistent experience and had integrity on it's own, as a 'special'. My most pessimistic expectations were that this sort of season beginning would mark the start of a lackluster chapter in Sherlock's story, more commercially oriented and rushed. But certainly not to the extent that this episode came to be. My expectations were low. But even in spite of this this episode was a complete and utter failure. The quality of 'The Six Thatchers' is more comparable to a mid season episode of Dr. Who, rather than an earlier Sherlock episode. Probably it's time to give Elementary a try.

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