Saturday, 19 November 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

Tiger Aspect's sequel to The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002) was a brand new story written for BBC One by Allan Cubitt (originally titled The Deadly Season), set in the foggy London of 1903, fourteen years after the events
in Devonshire.
The Case of the Silk Stocking was first shown on Boxing Day 2004, with Holmes now portrayed by Rupert Everett. Ian Hart reprised the role of
Dr. Watson, and Neil Dudgeon played Inspector Lestrade (Hart even starred 
as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that year, 
in Finding Neverland).
This dark mystery, repeated again on 
the Drama channel last night, featured 
Michael Fassbender, Jonathan Hyde and fifteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Helen McCrory (Mrs. Vandeleur) was Rosana Calvierri in The Vampires of Venice (in The Hound of the Baskervilles Holmes exposes the Stapletons, in reality a married couple who fled to England and adopted the name Vandeleur)
  • Andrew Wisher (Constable) was the Ghost in Reeltime's video spin-off Daemos Rising, and voiced Armstrong for Big Finish's The Nowhere Place (2006)
  • Christine Kavanagh (Lady Helhoughton) was Aram in Timelash (only her second TV role), and voiced Patience for Cold Fusion (2016)
  • Julian Wadham (Massingham) voiced Augustus Scullop for The Fourth Wall (BF, 2012), and Joseph Holman for The Darkness of Glass (BF, 2015)
  • Guy Henry (Bilney here; Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock) voiced Ikron for Infamy of the Zaross (BF, 2017)
  • Stewart Bevan (Proprietor) was Professor Clifford Jones in The Green Death
  • Anthony Cozens (Constable) was the Concierge in The Husbands of River Song
  • Max Harvey (MC) was Cardinal Zorac in Arc of Infinity
  • Greg Bennett (Constable) was both a Sycorax Warrior and a UNIT Soldier in The Christmas Invasion, and an uncredited Guest in The Lazarus Experimen
  • Derek Lea was also a stuntman on DalekBad WolfThe Parting of the WaysThe Age of Steel and Partners in Crime
  • sound mixer Richard Manton worked on the film sound for The Daemons and The Mutants
  • Jason Gill was also costume assistant on fourteen instalments (from the 2005 Christmas special to The Wedding of River Song), Space and Time, then costume designer on Death is the Only Answer
  • title designer Peter Anderson was the animation director on eight episodes (from Asylum of the Daleks to The Rings of Akhaten)
  • script supervisor Karen Jones began her TV career as PA (production assistant) on Mindwarp
  • Julie Scott was also production executive on seventy-seven stories (from The Runaway Bride to The Time of the Doctor), The Adventure Games: City of the Daleks and Blood of the CybermenDreamlandDoctor Who PromsMusic of the SpheresTime CrashTorchwoodThe Sarah Jane Adventures, the Sherlock pilot and Life On Mars

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