Sherlock (2010– )
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The Blind Banker 

Mysterious symbols and murders are showing up all over London, leading Sherlock and John to a secret Chinese crime syndicate called Black Lotus.


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Mark Gatiss (creator), Steven Moffat (creator) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Zoe Telford ... Sarah
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Gemma Chan ... Soo Lin Yao
Al Weaver ... Andy Galbraith
Bertie Carvel ... Seb Wilkes
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ... Eddie Van Coon (as Dan Percival)
Paul Chequer ... DI Dimmock
Howard Coggins Howard Coggins ... Brian Lukis
Janice Acquah Janice Acquah ... Museum Director
Jack Bence Jack Bence ... Raz
John Macmillan ... Community Officer
Olivia Poulet ... Amanda


Banker Eddie Van Coon and reporter Brian Lukis are both shot dead in identical slayings, in rooms locked from the inside. Chinese museum employee Soo Lin tells Sherlock Holmes that, as a teenaged orphan in China, she ran drugs for the Black Lotus crime syndicate, for whom the two dead men also worked. She too is then murdered, the killer being a human fly who can scale buildings. The gang mistake Watson for Holmes and capture him and his new girl-friend, requiring Holmes to come to the rescue. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

31 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Molly's blog, the date when Sherlock flirts with her to see the bodies in the morgue is March 25. Later that night, Jim begins targeting her. See more »


When Holmes is darting about between desks in the bank, he bumps into a substantial column with a currency exchange board on it, causing both to wobble conspicuously. See more »


[first lines]
Soo Lin Yao: The great artisans say, the more the teapot is used, the more beautiful it becomes.
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References Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) See more »


Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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Slow to start, but great when it gets going.
21 July 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Study in Pink was always going to be a hard act to follow, and in some ways this will always be the poor relation to the dynamic, pulse racing opener, but on the whole I think there is still real quality here.

The first one was big and bold, and of course introduced us to the main players, here the scene is already set, so by default we get a mystery that's a little cosy, perhaps a little smaller. Cosy might be unkind as it features some complex notions, it's still energetic, particularly towards the ends, and it's certainly visually impressive, with superb production values.

Cumberbatch continues to impress, his delivery so underplayed. Gemma Chan impressed me hugely here too.

I found it a little slow to start, but once it gets going it's enjoyable. The ending didn't feel like Holmes in the form of Jeremy Brett, but it certainly could have been in one of Basil Rathbone's movies.

Enjoyed it, 8/10

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