Thursday, 8 June 2017

Doctor Who Vs. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke returned as 
Holmes and Watson for the seventh, and final run 
of Granada's acclaimed period drama. Brett was 
gravely ill during the filming of these serials and 
died in 1995, aged just 61 - he remains the 
definitive Holmes. 
Published in 1894, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 
comprised twelve short detective stories. However, 
The Three Gables and The Mazarin Stone actually 
appeared in The Case Book (1921-27), The Dying Detective, The Red Circle and The Cardboard Box 
were all reprinted in His Last Bow (1917), and The 
Golden Prince-Nez was included in The Return
(1903/04).
In the UK, the series has been rerun on Granada 
Plus, ITV1 (in 2006), ITV3 and even BBC2 (from 
2003 to 2005), and these mysteries began another 
repeat run on ITV3 yesterday.
This six-part season first aired in the spring of 1994, and starred Caroline John (pictured as Mrs Carnac in the second episode) and twenty-one other 
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

The Three Gables (UK TX: March 7 1994)
  • Peter Wyngarde (Pike) played Timanov in Planet of Fire
  • Gary Cady (Maberley) was Luke Ward in The Mark of the Rani 
  • John Gill (Sutro) was Oak in Fury from the Deep
  • Michael Young was the production designer on The Massacre too
The Dying Detective (UK TX: March 14)
  • director Sarah Hellings (here and parts 4 and 6) helmed The Mark of the Rani too
  • Susannah Harker (Adelaide here; Irene for The Crucifer of Blood, 1991) voiced Clare Keightley for Big Finish's Shada, and Anya for Dark Eyes 4: Eye of Darkness (2015)
  • Hugh Bonneville (Savage) was Captain Henry Avery in The Curse of the Black Spot (and briefly in A Good Man Goes to War and The Wedding of River Song)
  • Roy Hudd (Gedgrave) voiced Max Miller for Pier Pressure (BF, 2006)
The Golden Prince-Nez (UK TX: March 21)
  • Frank Finlay (Coram/Sergius here; Lestrade for A Study in Terror, 1965, and Murder By Decree, 1979; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for The Other Side, 1992) voiced Old Jacob for 100: Bedtime Story (BF, 2007)
  • Nigel Planer (Inspector Hopkins) was Vorgenson in The Monsters are Coming! (2010), and voiced Alex Marlow for Hothouse (BF, 2009), and both Herrax and the Old Racnoss Emperor for Empire of the Racnoss (BF, 2017)
  • Christopher Guard (Smith) was Bellboy in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  • stunt arranger Greg Powell was the Knight in The Time Monster
  • cinematographer Elmer Cossey was a film cameraman on (episode 5 of) Planet of the Daleks, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Image of the Fendahl and The Pirate Planet
The Red Circle (UK TX: March 28)
  • John Hallam (Gorgiano) was Light in Ghost Light
  • James Coombes (Lucca) provided the Krarg voices for Shada, and was Paroli in Warriors of the Deep
  • Tom Chadbon (Inspector Hawkins, here and in the final story; Zygovich for Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady, 1991) was Duggan in City of Death, Merdeen in The Mysterious Planet, and voiced Gordon for No More Lies (BF, 2007), and Embery for both The Paradox Planet and Legacy of Death (new for 2016)
  • Kerry Shale (Leverton) was Dr. Renfrew in Day of the Moon
  • Joseph Long (Firmani) was Rocco Colasanto in Turn Left
  • production designer Christopher Pemsel designed The Enemy of the World too
The Mazarin Stone (UK TX: April 4)
  • writer Gary Hopkins was commissioned to provide a story for the aborted season 23 - Power Play was eventually adapted by Big Finish in 2012
The Cardboard Box (UK TX: April 11)
  • Joanna David (Susan) voiced Mrs. Audley for Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown (2011)

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