We’d already highlighted on our Twitter account the presence of one-time Sherlock guest star John Sessions in last night’s episode of Mr Selfridge on ITV in the UK. The former Kenny Price appeared as none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
But hidden away in the background of the centrepiece seance scene of the hour was another familiar face… Martin Freeman! You can also spot Martin’s partner Amanda Abbington hovering over his left shoulder (or on the right in these images). The episode also featured Todd Boyce (Agent Neilson) from A Scandal in Belgravia.
If you missed the episode you can catch it on ITVPlayer now here. We are not sure if this works outside of the UK sadly.
Now we’ve digested our turkey, it’s time to take stock of the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special, once again written by Steven Moffat - and this year featuring a glut of knowing references to the World’s Greatest Detective…
Please note that while this review contains no explicit plot spoilers, there is discussion of characterisation and thematic material.
Sherlockology book goes International to help Save Undershaw
With one week to go, the project to translate our book, Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House, into five additional languages is doing incredibly well on Kickstarter with over 70 pledges, and has passed 80% of the target. We now just need the final push to get the project organised by MX Publishing over the line.
With the possible sale of New Scotland Yard in London, the BBC has posted a fascinating article examining its appearances in fiction, with attention focusing upon Sherlock Holmes - and the above image used as an illustrative connection.
Today marks the 82nd anniversary of the passing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. - wikipedia
Over the last few months leading up to the High Court Judicial Review, much has been said about Undershaw. We know of its neglected state and present precarious situation, as the house balances between being brought back to life in its original form, and ripped apart by developers, never to stand whole again. The alarming reality to see this house in the flesh however, as some of the Sherlockology team did recently, is far more shocking!