DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7.0 - THE SHERLOCK RELATED REVIEW
Doctor Who has always fallen under our gaze due to the crossover with the creative crew of Sherlock, but we’ve never actually sat down and reviewed any part of the series. We thought we’d put this right from now on, and simultaneously do something a little different, by focusing on the episodes in each series of Doctor Who that have a direct link to Sherlock. To that end, what follows isn’t an all encompassing review of the first five episodes of Series Seven, but a close look at the two Steven Moffat scripted instalments - The Asylum of the Daleks and The Angels Take Manhattan - as well as Dinosaurs on a Spaceship featuring Rupert Graves. Please note though we’ll be discussing spoilers in detail.
Matt Smith on auditioning for John Watson
From the current Doctor Who focused issue of Radio Times, on UK newsagent shelves until Monday 3 September.
Matt, is it true you were nearly in Sherlock?
Well I thought my audition for Watson was very good. But clearly not good enough! Basically they looked at it and went, “He’s not Watson. It’d be like having two Sherlocks in the room.” But Martin Freeman was born to play that part. And rightly so, thank the stars. I wasn’t destined for Watson - but I met Steven Moffat, who said: “He’d be quite a good Doctor Who…”
The first episode of Doctor Who Series 7, The Asylum of the Daleks, is written by Steven Moffat and screens this Saturday - September 1 2012 - in the UK on BBC One at 19:20BST and in the USA on BBC America at 21:00EST/20:00CT.