Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series 2

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke returned as 
Holmes and Watson for the fourth run of Granada's acclaimed period drama, first shown in the spring 
of 1988.
The Sign of Four (only the second Holmes novel, 
published in 1890) and The Hound of the Baskervilles
(undoubtedly the most famous of Holmes' cases, 
issued in 1902) were adapted here as feature-length 
serials, and book-ended the other four episodes, all 
based on Conan Doyle's short stories. Three of the mysteries were part of the 1917 collection, His Last Bow, and Silver Blaze first appeared in The Memoirs 
of Sherlock Holmes (1892).
The season began another repeat run on ITV Encore
today, and featured twenty-seven Doctor Who cast 
and crew connections:

The Sign of Four (UK TX: December 29 1987)
  • Derek Deadman (Williams) played the Sontaran Commander Stor in The Invasion of Time
  • Kiran Shah (Tonga) was the Figure in Listen
  • Emrys James (Inspector Athelney Jones) was Aukon in State of Decay
  • Gordon Gostelow (Sherman here; Johnson in The Bruce-Partington Plans, 1965) was Milo Clancey in The Space Pirates
  • William Ash (Smith) was Riley Vashtee in 42
  • Tommy Wright (Workman) was the Guardmaster in The Creature from the Pit
  • Renu Setna (Achmet) was the Intern in (part 1 of) The Hand of Fear
  • Alf Joint (McMurdo) was a Heavy in The Ambassadors of Death (1), and the stunt arranger on Battlefield
  • stuntman Chris Webb was a Monoid in The Ark, and a Guard in (episode one of) The Curse of Peladon
The Devil's Foot (UK TX: April 6 1988)
  • writer Gary Hopkins was commissioned to provide a story for the aborted season 23 - Power Play was eventually adapted by Big Finish in 2012
Silver Blaze (UK TX: April 13)
  • Peter Barkworth (Ross) was Leader Clent in The Ice Warriors
  • David John (Hunter) was Derek in Survival
  • Sally Faulkner (Mrs Straker) was Isobel Watkins in The Invasion, and voiced Miss Tremayne for Winter for the Adept (BF, 2000)
  • Russell Hunter (Brown here; Coombs, The Masks of Death, 1984) was Commander [Kiy] Uvanov (pictured) in The Robots of Death
  • stunt arranger Greg Powell was the Knight in The Time Monster
Wisteria Lodge (UK TX: April 20)
  • Sonny Caldinez (the Mulatto here; the Mummy in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Lot 249, 1967) was Kemel in The Evil of the Daleks, then titular Martians in The Ice Warriors (as Turoc), The Seeds of Death (Warrior), The Curse of Peladon (Ssorg), and The Monster of Peladon (Sskel)
The Bruce Partington Plans (UK TX: April 27)
  • director John Gorrie helmed The Keys of Marinus too
  • Jonathan Newth (Walter) was Orfe in Underworld
  • Sebastian Stride (West) was a Crewman in Nightmare of Eden
  • Geoffrey Bayldon (Johnson here; Hadlock for Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Case of the Deadly Tower, 1980) was Organon in The Creature from the Pit, and voiced an Unbound Doctor for both Auld Mortality (BF, 2003) and A Storm of Angels (BF, 2005)
  • Derek Ware (Oberstein) was an uncredited fight arranger on 100,000 BCThe Aztecs: The Day of DarknessThe Crusade: The LionThe Feast of StevenThe Underwater Menace (episode 3), The Web of Fear (1), and stuntman on Terror of the Autons (1), then appeared as a Bus Conductor in The Chase: Planet of Decision, a Trojan Soldier in The Myth Makers: Horse of Destruction, Tuthmos in The Daleks' Master Plan: Golden Death and Escape Switch, a Spaniard in The Smugglers, a UNIT Soldier in The Ambassadors of Death (2 and 7), Private Wyatt in Inferno, and Pigbin Josh in The Claws of Axos (1)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (UK TX: August 31)
  • Ronald Pickup (Barrymore here; Starr in Murder Rooms: The White Knight Stratagem, 2001) made his TV debut as the Physician in The Reign of Terror: The Tyrant of France, and voiced Kestorian for Time Works (BF, 2006), and Elder Bones for Spaceport Fear (BF, 2013)
  • Bernard Horsfall (Frankland; Crawford Snr. in Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes, 2000) was Lemual Gulliver in The Mind Robber, a Time Lord in The War Games, the Thal leader Taron in Planet of the Daleks, Chancellor Goth in The Deadly Assassin, and voiced Arnold Baynes for Davros (BF, 2003)
  • Don McKillop (Vicar) was Bert in The Daemons
  • William Ilkley (Selden) was Tim Bass in The Mark of the Rani
  • Donald Bisset (Manservant) was Colin McClaren in The Highlanders
  • stuntman Gareth Milne was George Cranleigh in Black Orchid, a Mortuary Attendant in Vengeance on Varos, and doubled for Peter Davison on Warriors of the Deep

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