Super Drama Sunday

Super Drama Sunday

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Football not your cup of tea? Skip the Big Game and tune in for an afternoon of Downton Abbey and Sherlock.

Offering an alternative to watching the Big Game on February 2, WXXI is proud to bring back its Super Drama Sunday. Super Drama Sunday airs Sunday, February 2, 2014 on WXXI-TV, beginning at 12 p.m. on WXXI-TV with two episodes of Masterpiece Mystery! "Sherlock, Series III", followed by the first five epsiodes of Season IV of Downton Abbey, and concluding with the final episode of "Sherlock, Series III".

Sherlock, Series III: The Empty Hearse, airing at 12 p.m., is the season premiere of Series III. Sherlock is not dead: this much we know. But how did he survive his leap off the roof of St. Bart’s Hospital? There are many theories, but none of them matter to John Watson, who is less concerned with how his friend survived than with why his friend didn’t let him know he was alive. The second episode The Sign of Three airs immediately following The Empty Hearse. Who leaves a wedding early? In this episode it’s the best man, namely Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Fifth Estate, Star Trek: Into Darkness). John Watson (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit, The Office UK) may live to regret offering the role to a man who didn’t realize he was John’s best friend, but more importantly, one of the guests at John’s wedding to Mary Morstan (Amanda Abbington, Mr. Selfridge) may not live to see the end of the day.

Then at 4 p.m., WXXI-TV makes a touch down with the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey. You’ll enjoy the first five episodes of season four back to back. Six months after Matthew’s death, family and servants try to cure Mary and Isobel of their deep depression. Meanwhile, O’Brien causes a final crisis.

Our Super Drama Sunday concludes with His Last Vow at 10 p.m. Since Sherlock’s return, it seems that no one great criminal has stepped up to challenge him. But His Last Vow reveals an evil mastermind at work deep beneath the surface. Charles Augustus Magnusson is just a businessman, a newspaper owner, but somehow he owns the most powerful people in the western world. Now Sherlock and John Watson find themselves facing off with this slippery, loathsome man—and with one of his victims.

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