Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

This British film was produced, directed
and co-written by legendary Hollywood
film-maker Billy Wilder (1906-2002).
Robert Stephens (1931-1995), Colin
Blakely (1930-1987) and Christopher
Lee (1922-2015) portrayed Holmes,
Watson and Mycroft respectively.

Released in late 1971, the film was shown
on TCM yesterday, and featured ten Doctor 
Who cast and crew connections:

  • Graham Armitage (Wiggins) was Barney in (episode 1 of) The Macra Terror
  • Michael Elwyn (Cassidy) was Lt. Algernon Thomas Alfred Ffinch in The Highlanders
  • James Copeland (Guide) was Selris in The Krotons
  • Godfrey James (Carter) was Tarn in Underworld
  • Robert Cawdron (Manager) was Taltalian in The Ambassadors of Death
  • Kenneth Benda (Minister) was the Minister in The Claws of Axos
  • Philip Anthony (Lieutenant) was Roald in The Daleks' Master Plan (1)
  • Eric Francis (Gravedigger) was the First Elder in The Sensorites
  • Willie Shearer (Submariner) was a Chumblie in Galaxy 4
  • John Scott Martin (Scientist) was a stalwart of the classic series, with appearances in seventy-six episodes (usually as a Dalek operator) from The Web Planet to Remembrance of the Daleks - a complete list of Martin's roles is available at IMDB

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