Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Sherlock Holmes, Series 1 (1965)

BBC1's second television adaptation 
of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective 
stories began in 1964 with a pilot 
episode, starring Douglas Wilmer 
(1920-2016) as Sherlock Holmes and 
Nigel Stock (1919-1986) as Dr. John 
Watson. A full, twelve-part series (the channel's first since 1951) followed a
 year later which proved popular with 
eleven million viewers. 
Wilmer was replaced by Hammer's
Holmes actor, Peter Cushing (1913-
1994) for a second run in 1968, but returned to the role for Gene Wilder's
 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' 
Smarter Brother (1975), and even 
made a cameo appearance for 
Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall 
The whole first season of Sherlock 
Holmes - shown in black and white - 
exists in the archives (although two instalments are incomplete), and was given 
an American DVD release in 2010.
Stock later played Professor Hayter in Time Flight, and the mysteries featured
Patrick Troughton (as Mortimer Tregennis in part three), Roger Delgado 
(as Moser in the final story), and thirty-eight other Doctor Who cast and 
crew connections:

The Speckled Band
(UK TX: May 18 1964/Repeated September 25 1964)
  • Donald Douglas (Armitage) was Vural in The Sontaran Experiment
  • costume supervisor Joyce Hawkins was costume designer on Horror of Fang Rock
The Illustrious Client (UK TX: February 20 1965)
  • Peter Wyngarde (Gruner) was Timanov in Planet of Fire
  • Jennie Linden (Violet) was seen as Barbara in Dr. Who and the Daleks just three months later, and voiced Professor Klyst for Big Finish's Unregenerate (2005)
  • Norman Mitchell (Johnson) was a Policeman in The Daleks' Master Plan: The Feast of Steven
  • Billy Cornelius (Leary) was a Man-at-Arms in The Crusade: The Warlords, and a Morok Guard in The Space Museum
  • Martin Gordon (Footman) was a Prison Officer in The Mind of Evil
  • cinematographer Ken Westbury was a film cameraman on The GunfightersThe Abominable SnowmenFury from the Deep and The Invasion of Time
  • Peter Diamond was a regular stunt double and fight arranger on eighteen episodes of the classic run, from The Dalek Invasion of Earth to The Daemons
  • script editor Anthony Read also edited thirty-eight classic era episodes, from (part one of) The Image of the Fendahl to The Armageddon Factor, and wrote The Horns of Nimon
The Devil's Foot (UK TX: February 27)
  • Frank Crawshaw (Owen) was Arnold Farrow in Planet of the Giants
The Copper Beeches (UK TX: March 6)
  • Alethea Charlton (Mrs. Rucastle) was Hur in 100,000 BC, and Edith in The Time Meddler
  • Michael Robbins (Toller here; Breckinridge in The Blue Carbuncle, 1968) was Richard Mace in The Visitation
The Red-Headed League (UK TX: March 13)
  • Trevor Martin (Ross) was the first actor to portray the Doctor on stage in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday (1974) and for the subsequent Big Finish adaptation (2008) - he was the second Time Lord in The War Games, and also voiced multiple roles for The Paradise of Death (1993), then Professor Capra for Flip-Flop (BF, 2003)
The Abbey Grange (UK TX: March 20)
  • Kenneth Thornett (Mitchell) was an Inspector in The Feast of Steven
The Six Napoleons (UK TX: March 27)
  • James Bree (Barnicot) was the Security Chief in The War Games, Nefred in Full Circle, and the Keeper of the Matrix in The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
  • Arthur Hewlett (Brown) was Kalmar in State of Decay, and Kimber in Terror of the Vervoids
  • Desmond Cullum Jones (Constable) was a Worker in (episode two of) The War Machines
  • Donald Hewlett (Harker) was Hardiman in The Claws of Axos
  • Terry Leigh (Venucci) was a Sailor in The Chase: Flight Through Eternity, and an Egyptian Warrior in The Daleks' Master Plan: Golden Death
The Man With The Twisted Lip (UK TX: April 3)
  • Olaf Pooley (Lascar) was Professor Stahlman in Inferno
  • cinematographer Dick Bush was a film cameraman on The Rescue and The Romans
The Beryl Coronet (UK TX: April 10)
  • Leonard Sachs (Holder) was the Admiral Gaspard de Coligny in The Massacre, and Lord President Borusa in Arc of Infinity
  • Sandra Hampton (Lucy) was Maimuna in The Crusade: The Warlords
The Bruce Partington Plans (UK TX: April 17)
  • Derek Francis (Mycroft Holmes) and Bart Allison (Platelayer) both appeared in The Romans - as the Emperor Nero and Maximus Pettulian respectively
  • Erik Chitty (Waiter) was Charles Preslin in The Massacre: War of God, and Co-ordinator Engin in The Deadly Assassin
  • Gordon Gostelow (Johnson) was Milo Clancey in The Space Pirates
  • John Woodnutt (Station Master here, and Pawnbroker in part 13) was Hibbert in Spearhead from Space, the Draconian Emperor in (episode 5 of) Frontier in Space, the Duke of Forgill and Broton in  Terror of the Zygons, and Seron in The Keeper of Traken
  • cinematographer AA Englander was a film cameraman on The Ambassadors of Death and The Claws of Axos 
Charles Augustus Milverton (UK TX: April 24)
  • Stephanie Bidmead (Lady Farningham) was Drahvin leader, Maaga in Galaxy 4
  • Derek Smee (Fitzallen) was John Ransome in Spearhead from Space
  • Stanley Speel was a film cameraman on Planet of Evil too
The Retired Colourman (UK TX: May 1)
  • director Michael Hayes also helmed The Androids of TaraThe Armageddon Factor and City of Death
  • Maurice Denham (Amberley) was Azmael in The Twin Dilemma, and voiced the President for The Paradise of Death
  • William Wilde (Ernest) was the Draconian Captain in Frontier in Space
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (UK TX: May 8)
  • Neil Stacy (Jules) voiced Cyril Haggard for The Emerald Tiger (BF, 2012)
  • Ivor Salter (Sergeant) was the Morok Commander in The Space Museum, Odysseus in The Myth Makers, and Sergeant Markham in Black Orchid

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