Confirmed: Sherlock Series 3 to start broadcast at Christmas

In a very roundabout way, the BBC One Twitter handle tonight also told us a little more about The Empty Hearse, strongly implying that our favourite consulting detective would return for the festive season:

It was properly confirmed this morning by the BBC One tumblr:

Our multi-award-winning drama #Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, returns for an eagerly awaited third series of three, 90-minute films this Christmas.