Monday, 1 August 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Sherlock, Series 1


Sherlock Holmes, the immortal character 
of fiction created by Sir Arthur Conan 
Doyle, is ageless, invincible and 
unchanging.
In solving significant problems of the 
present day he remains - as ever - the 
supreme master of deductive reasoning.
The Voice of Terror (1942)

Sherlock was conceived in 2008 by current 
Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat and 
fellow writer Mark Gatiss, as a modern-day adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. 
Both served as series executive producers and scripted the first and third stories respectively, 
Gatiss also played the elder Holmes brother, 
Mycroft.
Matt Smith actually auditioned for the part 
of that other Doctor, Watson, now portrayed 
here by Martin Freeman. 
The untransmitted, hour-long pilot of A Study in Pink (filmed in 2009) was 
eventually remade a year later, and the three episodes (produced in reverse
order) were first broadcast in the summer of 2010, on both BBC One and HD.
Another repeat run of the first season began on W (formerly the Watch
channel) last night, and featured twenty-nine regular Doctor Who cast and
crew connections:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) voiced famous Egyptologist, Howard Carter for Big Finish's Forty Five: Fake Gods (2008)
  • Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) voiced Flo in Horror of Glam Rock (BF, 2007)
  • Rupert Graves (Inspector Greg Lestrade) played John Riddell in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper) voiced Charlotte for The Foe from the Future (BF, 2012)
  • Vinette Robinson (DS Sally Donovan) was Abi Lerner in 42
  • cinematographer Steve Lawes was a focus puller on Rose, and the following four episodes
  • production designer Arwel Jones has worked on forty-two instalments of the revived series, Time CrashAttack of the Graske, twenty-four episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Toby Ford was also first assistant director on A Good Man Goes to War
  • third assistant director Barry Phillips was a floor runner on The Runaway BrideThe Shakespeare CodeDaleks in Manhattan and The Lazarus Experiment
  • Richard Dyer was also the sound recordist on The Satan Pit two-parter
  • SFX supervisor Danny Hargreaves had worked on thirty recent episodes
  • VFX supervisor James Etherington was an artist on MidnightThe Next Doctor and The Big Bang
  • Marcus Shakesheff was a stuntman on The End of Time too
  • Lee Sheward was also the stunt co-ordinator on eleven stories, and Torchwood: Miracle Day
  • James Scott was focus puller on Closing Time too
  • Louise Martin was also costume assistant on eighteen episodes, from Voyage of the Damned to The End of Time
  • Lee Bhogal was assistant editor on four stories, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the most recent Torchwood series too
  • Nicky James was also the location manager on sixteen adventures, from The Curse of the Black Spot to The Name of the Doctor, and twenty Torchwood installments
  • script supervisor Llinos Wyn Jones was production assistant on Attack of the Cybermen, and later worked on the revivied series and Torchwood 
  • Doug Sinclair was also supervising sound editor on forty-two episodes, from Rose to The Waters of MarsTorchwoodand The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Dewi Thomas was stand-by props on Blink and Closing Time too 
  • Paul Jones was also stand-by carpenter on fifteen stories (from The Runaway Bride to Closing Time), Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • foley mixer Will Everett was foley editor on Planet of the DeadThe Waters of MarsThe End of TimeTorchwood: Children of Earth and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Julie Ankerson was also foley artist on over one-hundred instalments, from Rose to The Name of the Doctor, and both spin-off TV series
  • art director Dafydd Shurmer was stand-by director on BlinkThe Beast BelowVictory of the Daleks and Let's Kill Hitler
  • Christina Tom was also graphic designer on thirty-two stories, from Human Nature to The Day of the Doctor, and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • make-up designer Claire Pritchard was an artist on ten episodes, from Dalek to Love & Monsters and The Time of the Doctor
  • composer David Arnold had also provided a new arrangement of the Doctor Who theme tune for Big Finish's Eighth Doctor releases
The three mysteries also featured twenty-two other Doctor Who 
cast and crew connections:
Pilot (Unaired)
  • Zawe Ashton (DS Donovan) played Journey Blue in Into the Dalek
  • Joseph Long (Angelo) was Rocco Colasanto in Turn Left
  • film editor Nick Arthurs also edited The Curse of the Fatal Death and Hide
  • Joelle Rumbelow was also set decorator (here and on The Great Game) on The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, The Waters of Mars and The Snowmen, after serving as props buyer on nine earlier episodes (from Boom Town to Forest of the Dead), then latterly as art director on The Crimson Horror
    A Study in Pink 
    (BBC TX: July 25, July 26, November 9, November 28 2010/July 20, December
    24 2011/May 17 2013/October 25 2014/May 4 2015 - Alibi TX: Boxing Day
    2013/January 7, January 8, December 23 2014/January 9, January 10, April 4, December 23 2015/January 6, January 7, August 27 2016 - Watch TX: June 5,
    June 6 2015/July 30, July 31 2016/February 12 2017)
    • Philip Davis (Jeff) and Victoria Wicks (Margaret) both featured in The Fires of Pompeii, as Lucius and the High Priestess respectively
    • Peter Brooke (Passenger) was a Man in Daleks in Manhattan
    • stuntman Paul Heasman was an uncredited Nazi in Silver Nemesis, and the stunt arranger on Survival
    • Iwan Roberts was also the location manager on fourteen recent episodes, from A Christmas Carol to The Day of the Doctor
    The Blind Banker 
    (BBC TX: August 1, August 2, November 16, December 5 2010/July 27, December 
    25 2011/May 24 2013/November 1 2014/May 11 2015 - Alibi TX: January 14, January 15, Christmas Eve 24 2014/January 16, January 17, April 5, Christmas 
    Eve 2015/January 13, January 14, August 27 2016 Watch TX: June 12, June 13 2015/August 6, August 7 2016/February 19 2017)
    • writer Steve Thompson (here; Series 2: The Reichenbach Fall; and Series 3: The Sign of Threealso scripted The Curse of the Black SpotJourney to the Centre of the TARDISTime Heist and The Science of Doctor Who (2013)
    • director Euros Lyn had also helmed ten revived series adventures (from The End of the World to The End of Time), Music of the Spheres and Torchwood: Children of Earth
    • Gemma Chan (Soo Lin Yao) was Mia Bennett in Waters of Mars
    • Bertie Carvel (Wilkes) was the Mysterious Man in The Lazarus Experiment
    • Paul Chequer (DI Dimmock here and Series 4: The Six Thatchers) voiced a Servo Robot for Serpent Crest: Tsar Wars (AudioGo, 2011)
    • Olivia Poulet (Amanda) voiced Myrren for Requiem for the Rocket Men, Pazmi for Planet of the Rani (BF, both 2015), and Carla for The Ravelli Conspiracy (BF, new for 2016)
    The Great Game 
    (BBC TX: August 8, August 9, November 23, December 12 2010/August 3,
    December 26 2011/May 31 2013/November 6, November 8 2014/May 18 2015
    - Alibi TX: January 19, Christmas Day 2014/January 23, January 24, April 6, Christmas Day 2015/January 20, January 21, August 27 2016 - Watch TX: June 19, June 20 2015/August 13, August 14 2016/February 26 2017)
    • here we finally see James Moriarty (Andrew Scott, who appeared with Gatiss and David Tennant in The Quatermass Experiment remake of 2005)
    • John Sessions (Kenny) voiced General Tannis for Death Comes to Time, Mozart for 100: My Own Private Wolfgang (BF, 2007), Roland for Castle of Fear (BF, 2009), then provided the voice of Gus for Mummy on the Orient Express
    • David Ryall (Huxley) voiced Carthok/Valentine in Phantasmagoria (BF, 1999)
    • Rita Davies (Blind Lady) voiced Janneus in Primeval (BF, 2001)
    • Jason Hunjan was also a stuntman on Voyage of the Damned and The Next Doctor
    • Jeany Spark (Homeless Girl) voiced Florence Nightingale for The Angel of Scutari (BF, 2009), and Jelena for Prisoner of the Sun (BF, 2010)
    • Lauren Crace (Lucy) voiced Jemima for The Two Masters (BF, 2016)
    • Alison Lintott (Julie) was the Nurse in World Enough and Time
    • and Peter Davison as the Planetarium Voice

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