Recurring characters in BBC Sherlock

As the filming of season 4 of Sherlock (also known as ”setlock”) has begun, so has fandom’s relentless spying and speculating. Someone on Tumblr is making daily recaps, so I decided to make weekly updates to my visualization of recurring characters. The original visualization can be seen below.





Recurring characters in BBC’s Sherlock:

In all episodes:

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • John Watson
  • Mrs Hudson (the landlady)

In 9 out of 10

  • Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade
  • Molly Hooper
  • Mycroft Holmes

In 7 (or 8) out of 10

  • Jim Moriarty

In 5 out of 10

  • Philip Anderson

In 4 out of 10

  • Detective Sergeant Sally Donovan
  • Mary Morstan (Mary Watson)

In 3 out of 10

  • Janine

In 2 out of 10

  • Sarah Sawyer (John’s girlfriend in the first two episodes)
  • Irene Adler
  • ”Anthea” (Mycroft’s assistant)
  • Ella Thompson (John’s therapist)
  • Mr Chatterjee (owner of Speedy’s and Mrs Hudson’s date at the wedding)
  • Charles Augustus Magnussen
  • Tom (Molly’s fiancee)
  • Archie/Billy (page boy at the wedding and houseboy in The Abominable Bride)
  • Mike Stamford (who introduces John and Sherlock)


”Predictions” for season 4:

Absolutely certain (!!!):

  • Sherlock
  • John
  • Mary

Almost certain (!):

  • Mrs Hudson
  • Lestrade
  • Molly
  • Mycroft
  • Moriarty

Probable (?):

  • Donovan
  • Anderson
  • Janine

Possible (???):

  • Irene Adler
  • Mycroft’s assistant ”Anthea”
  • John’s therapist Ella Thompson
  • Archie, the page boy from the wedding
  • Mike Stamford – he did send a telegram to the wedding, so he has probably kept in touch after their introduction.