The BBC Sherlock Gift Set: A Reason to Buy All Three Seasons Again

Sherlock Gift Set
Image: BBC Shop

Just in time for holiday gift-giving The BBC has announced a new Sherlock Limited Edition Gift Set to be released Nov. 4.

The limited edition set includes the complete Seasons 1-3 on both Blu-ray and DVD, with a bonus disc of behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews, never-before seen outtakes and deleted scenes.

Fandom-pleasing swag include a collector’s box, original art cards by artist James Hance, and stately little mini-busts of Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman), which are begging to be on every Sherlock fan’s book shelf.

The entire set is available for pre-order for $179.98 from the BBC Shop, but will be available from other Blu-ray and DVD sellers.

This package makes me regret my decision to purchase the individual seasons the moment they hit the stores. I have gotten my money’s worth of these discs, but now they seem like a mere obstacle to justifying why I should purchase this box set — extras and all.

Having looked it over in a pathetically materialistic way, I have arrived at a very logical conclusion. Should the Blu-Ray version set land in my lap on Christmas morning, I could give all three of my old seasons, which are in DVD form, to my father, whom I’ve recently recruited into the Sherlock fandom. This way, my family can enjoy this wonderful series and its extras in even more clarity, and my father can have his own set of this series at his own home. It’s a win-win plan that would even make Sherlock himself proud.

Not that he would ever admit it.

Lisa Kay Tate is a veteran feature writer with 20 years experience in newspaper, magazine and freelance writing. In addition to serving as Associate Editor for her local arts and entertainment guide, El Paso Scene, she has been a regular contributor to the site and maintains her own blogsite at She and her husband, writer/photographer Rick, live on the edge of "New Texico" where they keep busy raising their two geeklings and sharing space with their dog, Sirius Black, and cat, Loki.