Win a Copy of Sherlock Season 3 on DVD

It’s been nearly two years since Sherlock Holmes seemingly fell to his death in the epic second season finale of Sherlock, and since then all anyone has wanted to know is: how did he survive? The question was finally answered when London’s greatest consulting detective returned in Sherlock: Season Three.

sherlock season 3 on dvd

The third season of Sherlock premiered in the US on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! on PBS on January 19, 2014 and the first episode was watched by 9.2 million viewers on BBC One in the UK, making it the most-watched episode of Sherlock ever.

Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit, The World’s End) re-team in three brand new action-packed adventures of the Emmy®-nominated series that USA Today called “TV pleasure at its most intense…”

So, how did Sherlock do it? And how will John take the news that his best friend faked his own death?

The first episode of this new series, “The Empty Hearse,” picks up two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall. Dr. John Watson has got on with his life – a new job, a new romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what Watson wanted more than anything, but if Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, he’s in for a very big surprise.

In the second episode, “The Sign of Three”, Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn’t quite as it seems – mortal danger stalks the reception, and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance.

And in the final episode of this new series, “His Last Vow”, a case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?

This contemporary re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen), also stars Rupert Graves (The White Queen) as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs (Till Death Us Do Part) as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington (Mr. Selfridge) as Mary Morstan, Louise Brealey (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Molly Hooper, and Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include three exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes:

“The Fall”
“Fans, Villains & Speculation: The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes”
“Shooting Sherlock”

Now Smitten by Britain is giving away one copy of Sherlock on DVD!

Here’s how to enter:

1. You must be 18 years old and a resident of the U.S.*  (This is a Region 1 DVD.)

2.You must leave the comment below, along with your email address. Please make sure this is an  email address you check regularly, including the junk mail folder. Otherwise, make sure you follow my blog by newsletter ( sign up here ) or on Facebook , Twitter or Google+ so you don’t miss the winner announcement.)

3. Please share this contest on social media (although not required.)

4. Enter by Friday, 14 February 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The winning entry will be chosen the following Monday.

* Smitten by Britain is a U.S. based website and as such, must abide by sweepstakes laws in the U.S. In order to open a contest worldwide, I would need to follow the different laws of each and every country, which would be an impossible task. Therefore, all contests are now U.S. only.

Disclosure:  I received a review copy of this DVD.


  1. Debbie Carney says

    I love Sherlock and would be soooooooo happy to win this Season 3 set.

    I watch Sherlock all the time and have read most Sherlock books, I’m a BIG TIME FAN

  2. Zach Reynolds says

    This is probably my favorite reimagining of the Sherlock stories and legend. Benedict Cumberbatch is my favorite Sherlock out all the loads of sherlocks.

  3. Elysia says

    Follow you on FB, & your blog. Love you posts, have learned a lot. Also enjoy your “guest” bloggers. Thanks for all the info and obvious time & effort you put in for the rest of us to enjoy.

  4. Donna Turner says

    Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t your grandfather’s Sherlock. This is the best Sherlock Holmes show I’ve seen.

  5. Veronica Sniezek says

    This series has to be the best, high quality show in the world right now! Surperb casting, excellent story lines, and plots that keep you on the edge of your seat. This season proved to be an amazing one; I laughed, cried, even screamed as the Consulting Detective and his companion went on more exciting cases to keep London in its place. I cannot wait for Series 4!

  6. says

    I can’t even say how much I love Sherlock! It is amazing! I finally was able to watch the new season yesterday and sat, crocheting, as back-to-back Sherlock left me opened mouthed and breathless! I think that Season 3 may possibly be the best yet! I would be thrilled to win this set. Please put me in the contest.
    Have a brilliant day!

  7. Beverley Washington says

    I am totally in love with Sherlock best show ever being away from the UK this show has me feeling so connected to home…. thanks so much

  8. Sarah L. says

    So glad someone told me about Sherlock! Incredible writing/acting- and the Series 3 finale was THE BEST YET!! Thanks so much for this giveaway contest!

  9. Keri Leo says

    One of the best shows on television! This has been the best season yet and thats saying a lot because the first two were fantastic! I also love smitten by Britian!

  10. Wendy Weldon says

    This is completely new to me and I had to sign up for your newsletter because I absolutely live for Sherlock!! Having hosted MANY British soccer coaches here in the states, I’ve become the American Mom who can’t wait to visit England and love all things British!! Cheers!!

  11. Melanie says

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Terri says

    I just started watching this season and am busy playing catch up. I cannot tell you how much I need this DVD!!!

  13. Kimberly Masssung says

    Love all of the Sherlock seasons. Not sure how they can top Season 3, but we know they will. Also thank you for Smitten by Britain. Our daughter lives in Chippenham and we visit the UK when airfares permit. You site is our guide.

  14. Marie says

    One of the best shows ever. Brilliantly written and acted. A good example of quality being better than quantity.

  15. beate wake says

    I have always loved Sherlock Holmes stories, most things British, really and that this particular version has Benedict Cumberbatch makes it just a little bit sweeter.

  16. Kristin Cruser says

    I dearly love Sherlock and I appreciate all that you do with your blog. Takes me right back to London!

  17. Julia says

    As a long time fan of ACD’s Holmes, “Sherlock” is possibly the very best re-imagining they could have done. CB and MF are brilliant as Holmes and Watson!

  18. Christina says

    I love your blog and FB posts! We are huge fans of Sherlock! Would love, love, love to win this set!!

  19. Harry says

    Choosing the winner should be an ‘elementary’ decision. Such a great offer of which anyone would be proud to win….

  20. says

    I LOVE all things UK and Smitten By Britain of course! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love Sherlock?!? I love all the pictures you post on here, instagram, facebook, and twitter. Makes me feel like I’m there again. :) Cheers!

  21. Maggie says

    Brilliant series, with fantastic actors and guest stars. The dialog is so clever and fast that I have to view it twice to catch it all. Love your blog. I am truly, “Smitten by Britain”.

  22. Sam Allen says

    I would love to win the DVD..I go back an watch all of the seasons on Netflix when it is off Season..then start a countdown to the next season!~

  23. Penny says

    We are SHERLOCKED at our house! Would love to win this DVD. I found the second episode very touching and I was totally gobsmacked by the plot twist in the season finale! Brilliant TV!

  24. DENA SNOW says

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  25. Dionne says

    Am a neophytic convert to Sherlock and am in love! The camera, styling, storyline is phenomenal. I would LOVE a copy of S3 of Sherlock!!

  26. Rachael Story says

    I love Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch and Smitten By Britain!! Series 3 was BRILLIANT! LOVED IT!

  27. Elizabeth Thums says

    I discovered Sherlock right before the 3rd season came out and fell in love instantly. It is one of the most high quality and well made shows today as far as I’m concerned with beautiful cinematography, music, style, sexiness, and acting. It is the show for those who want to use their brain as well as their heart. I notice something new each time I watch each episode. Plus, the show has generated my interest in reading the books (which I’m also in love with) as well as Benedict Cumberbatch’s film roles (Third Star is beautiful!). I can’t wait to see what the writers and creators have in store with this gorgeous show and look forward to many years as a fan!

  28. Angela Wilson says

    Great version of Sherlock Holmes – actually best in recent years! I am addicted! I bought season 1 and 2 on Google Play and I just keep watching and re-watching! Perfect prize to match as well! Good luck to all!
    Angela Wilson

  29. Bethany says

    Season 2 was my favorite, but season 3 easily took place as my favorite. Let’s be real, drunk Sherlock is hilarious!

  30. Molly Sanders says

    Watching Sherlock on Sunday night made my Mondays all better. I can’t believe it will be another 2 years till season 4.

  31. Hilde says

    I am hooked on Sherlock and I can’t wait for more episodes. I love to read all the great interesting things about Britain on Smitten too.

  32. Jennifer R says

    Really enjoy this show – seen quite a few Sherlocks and this, for a modern version, is fantastic!

  33. Miriam W says

    To me series 3 Belonged to Martin Freeman! ( no offence to the Benedict fans)
    Martin makes John Watson come alive and be his Own Person.
    I have series 1 & 2 and would love to have 3 as well.

  34. Destiny Jackson says

    Season 3 of Sherlock is the most dynamic of the series thus far. Sherlock is much more humanized yet devious and willing to be ruthless for those dear to him in grave peril.

  35. Tanya says

    I <3 Sherlock and Dr. Watson! And I got a friend hooked on the show this past week, so yay me!

  36. Jessica Rae says

    While Sherlock Holmes never made my heart beat faster, THIS Sherlock is such an eccentric sociopath, I can’t help but be enthralled by him! Thanks to Smitten by Britain for keeping me in touch…by the way, in addition to the Tees, have you considered making/selling mittens emblazoned with the Union Jack or such…you could call them Smitten Mittens!

  37. Brittany McEuen says

    We just finished watching Season 2 and I would love to win Season 3 on DVD! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Brittan McEuen
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

  38. Jackie says

    I can’t believe season 3 is over but my obsession with Smitten by Britain, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sherlock will continue for many years to come!!

  39. Stephanie says

    Another great series of Sherlock, (although too short) and another great giveaway from Smitten! I am not only Smitten by Britian, but I am also smitten by your blog!

  40. MeganR says

    I absolutely LOVE this season of Sherlock… can’t wait for Season 4!!! #britishatheart #dreamingoflondon

  41. Marcia Murach says

    I love Smitten and Sherlock!! I would love to win the DVDs! Thank you for the great website and all the fun articles! Keep up the awesome work!! :)

  42. Jana says

    Season 3 was great! Lots of good stuff. John’s reaction to Sherlock when Sherlock first appeared to him made me laugh way more than I should have. I loved this season! And Smitten by Britain is brilliant!

  43. Janet says

    Yes thank you I would love to win Season 3 on DVD. It will keep me happy while I am waiting on Season 4.

  44. Jenna says

    I love Sherlock and this wonderful site and I tell everyone about both. I can’t wait to travel to the UK soon!

  45. Myra McGee says

    Love this show and both Benedict and Martin. I also love the smitten by Britain website and read each entry. It would be my dream to win this!

  46. Deborah Kinney-Soltis says

    Sherlock is brilliant. I say every year, “I hope I live long enough to see the next season.” I am sher-locked. :)

  47. Sheba Hill says

    Love to watch the banter between John and Sherlock. Loved both in the Hobbits (Cumberbatch’s voice makes me melt without the fire). And Kahn was exceptional.

  48. Kathy Frost says

    There is no bettee Sherlock I have seen them all multiple times. The othe ones on pbs here in the states, and even bought the 1950s 30 minute tv episodes. And the movies with RD jr the 1fst and 2nd ones, further I own both seasons of this show. Of course I have 1 and 2nd editions of Sir C. Dole and even a sewing thimble. I need this dvd, or my life wont be complete…lol.

  49. Elizabeth Bader says

    I <3 Britain and Sherlock!! Though I wish there were more episodes in each series, I would love to win!!

  50. Debs Scott says

    Love, love, LOVE me some Sherlock! It’s an amazing show that makes you think (I figured out “The Woman’s” password first! HAHA!). It stimulates your brain and satisfies your need for visual pleasant *cough* scenery. I also love Smitten by Britain as it brings me a bit closer to my British half with facebook posts. xoxo

  51. Rebekah says

    I love Sherlock! Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are amazing actors. I am really enjoying reading about all things British from this blog. Keep up the good work :-)

  52. Frank Menezes says

    I love all things British. Love the dramas, mysteries and especially the comedies. Thank you Smitten by Britain for keeping “us in touch” with the UK. Cheers !

  53. Jennifer says

    I love Sherlock and do not own any of the seasons. I’ve seen the first two and would love to be able to watch the 3rd one. I unfortunately do not have access to the show because local cable sucks and I do not have Netflix.

  54. Len D. says

    Count me in! I’ve been watching it from the first time it was aired. The waiting for season 3 was a killer but it was worth the wait! :)


  55. KaMarlowete says

    Sherlock! Eak! I adore this series. And this site and BBC in general, as I’m an avid Anglophile. ;)

  56. Aili says

    This modern-day reinvention of Sherlock is just as amazing as new Who. I’d love to win this series! It’s not on Netflix in the U.S. yet, which is a shame because I could watch Benedict Cumberbatch read me the phone book and I would never get bored. :)


  57. Nan Anderson says

    Ever since my Auntie Jill (a Brit) showed me how to make a proper cuppa, I have been smitten by Britain. Found your site on Facebook and have enjoyed it immensely! Love Sherlock and have been so anxious for season 3, fingers crossed,thanks!

  58. Rusty says

    I am terribly smitten with Britain as well As the men from Baker St.

    Can you tell I brew a pot of tea every Sunday….mourning their absence???

  59. Kellie says

    Thanks for the chance to win this! I really love anything about Sherlock (from the books to various TV shows, movies, etc), so would be cool to add to my collection. :)

  60. Kathi K says

    I love this show. Am looking forward to traveling to London for the first time in March. Going to have to visit 221B Baker Street!

  61. Destiny Jackson says

    “Winter is coming.
    Silence will fall.
    The east wind takes us all in the end.”

    This show is a brilliant adaptation of Sherlock Holmes that has found its place on television at the right place and time in a society driven by social media.

    I would love to win a copy of Sherlock Season 3 on DVD! As much as everyone else would. It would make my collection complete (you want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty.)

  62. Alex Delira says

    I recently got my boyfriend to watch Sherlock with me, and he likes it! The reason I like Sherlock is because it’s so unpredictable and it’s has brought my boyfriend and I closer together. Thanks, Sherlock.

  63. Sara says

    I’m sooo hooked on Sherlock! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are amazing actors :) I would love to just watch Season 3 over and over again! x

  64. Rhonda Olson says

    We love everything about the PBS Sherlock; the actors, story lines, music, settings & scenery. Our teenage daughter counts down until the next season as soon as the current season ends! Would be thrilled to win Season 3!

  65. cynthia eckersley says

    We love watching each Sherlock episode unfold…trying to keep up with the twists and turns is like playing ping pong with an Olympic medalist.

  66. says

    Thanks for your hard work on this blog! Huge Sherlock fan here. Was terribly hard to wait for it to come out on PBS – looking forward to the special features on the DVD.

  67. Sharon-Marie Smith says

    Love Sherlock, drama, mystery, and humour that grip you to the end! Sharing it with my friends here in the States is a pleasure and having the set in my home would be a definite plus! Bring on season 4

  68. Jessica says

    Sherlock, like Smitten, is an addiction…one simply can’t get enough! Love the show; adore your blog!!!!

  69. Molly Sanders says

    Sherlock is the best show on TV right now. It’s such a shame we have to wait two years for each season.

  70. Lynn Carr says

    This would be a great donation for our town’s small public library! Sherlock is very popular with our patrons, in print and on Dvd. Thanks.

  71. Jennifer says

    I love this show!! Until watching Sherlock, I had never seen anything with Benedict or Martin. Now I am a huge fan of both actors. They are perfect together.

  72. Leah D.S. says

    Love Sherlock! Even more than I love Downton Abbey, and that is saying something!
    Just signed up for your blog via email, and tweeted and facebooked about the contest. So, decreasing my odds of winning, but, oh well, it is for a good cause. :) Thanks for your blog and the chance to win!

  73. Carly Miller says

    I haven’t been this hooked on a show since I was a prepubescent girl. Loving every second of it.