It has been confirmed that the BBC has commissioned a second series of the recent hit 'Sherlock' starring Benedict Cummerbatch and Martin Freeman.

The producer of this modern-day take on the Sherlock Holmes tale, Sue Vertue, confirmed that it would be returning for a second series.

More Sherlock Please!

Appearing on BBC Breakfast with her husband – the show’s co-creator Steven Moffat – Vertue said "There will be more. We're having a meeting, just to sort of talk about how many and when really. Steven and Mark [Gatiss] are both busy." She added "Obviously Steven is doing 'Doctor Who' as well so it's just when we are going to do them."

Sherlock ended its run of three 90-minute episodes on Sunday in which it was revealed that Irish actor Andrew Scott is playing villain Moriarty. The BBC's head of drama has warned that there will not be any new episodes airing for at least a year.

The popular series has also been picked up by the US cable channel, PBS, which will air 'A Study in Pink', 'The Blind Banker' and 'The Great Game' this autumn.