Doctor Who and Sherlock in theaters–Is the BBC taking over the holidays?

Husbands of River Song

Forget about parades and bowl games.  The BBC has taken over your television set for the holidays in the U.S.A.  For the past few years Americans have been treated to the British tradition of gathering the family round for a Doctor Who Christmas special on the evening of Christmas day.  This year was no exception with one of the best Doctor Who Christmas specials so far, and our favorite recurring character across the Doctors–Alex Kingston’s River Song–in “The Husbands of River Song.”

If you missed “The Husbands of River Song” on TV last week and can’t find it on your OnDemand channel, tonight you have another chance to see it but on the big screen courtesy of the Fathom Event series.  Check out the Fathom Events website here for theater locations and tickets.  Here’s a preview for the show:

But it’s not just Christmas Day getting the BBC treatment this year.  On New Year’s Day Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return for their only 2016 appearance as Holmes and Watson in the Sherlock New Year’s Day special “The Abominable Bride.”

Sherlock special 2016

This special finds the duo back in the 19th century past of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories.  Here’s a preview:

Thanks again to Fathom Events you can see the Sherlock special in theaters nationwide January 5 and January 6, 2016.  Check out the showtimes and locations at the Fathom Events Sherlock page here.

Here is an interview with co-creator Steven Moffat and the cast:

…and an interview with c0-creator and series co-star Mark Gatiss:

Check out the 90-minute BBC’s Sherlock special “The Abominable Bride” this Friday, January 1, 2016, at 8 p.m. Central on PBS Masterpiece.

C.J. Bunce


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