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Masterpiece Episode: "Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall"

Season 42, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Season 2 of "Sherlock" concludes with "The Reichenbach Fall," which finds the sleuth's reputation in tatters after Moriarty pulls off three ingenious capers in a day. He then plants seeds of doubt in the press about Sherlock's deductive abilities by making it appear as if his past successes were staged. Loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Final Problem" short story.
Original Air Date: May 20, 2012
Guest Cast Tanya Moodie: Ella Jonathan Aris: Anderson Douglas Wilmer: Diogenes Gent Una Stubbs: Mrs. Hudson Robert Benfield: Gallery Director Andrew Scott: Jim Moriarty Tony Way: Prison Officer Katherine Parkinson: Kitty Riley Jaye Griffiths: Prosecuting Barrister Mark Gatiss: Mycroft Holmes Ifan Huw Dafydd: Court Clerk Ian Hallard: Defense Barrister Vinette Robinson: Sgt. Sally Donovan Rupert Graves: DI Lestrade Tony Pitts: Chief Superintendant Martin Freeman: Dr. John Watson Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock Holmes Malcolm Rennie: Judge Michael Muller: Father Peter Basham: Reporter No. 2 Christopher Hunter: Prison Governor

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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