The Talons of Weng-Chiang was aired in 1977 and saw the Doctor donning a tweed cape and deerstalker hat to investigate the disappearance of several young ladies in Victorian London.
It seems we can’t get enough of murder. Whether it’s Waking the Dead, The Killing, Murder She Wrote, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Miss Marple, Lewis – even Sherlock we’re a nation obsessed with murder. Our screens are flooded with detective shows and they are piling up much like the bodies.
Best known for her role as Molly Hooper, the lovelorn pathologist in BBC’s Sherlock, Louise Brealey spoke to Neela Debnath about her new play at the Royal Court Theatre, playing Molly and hanging out with Liv Tyler.
How will the new CBS show offer something new to the vast body of Sherlock Holmes-related work that is already out there?
With warped mind games, jabs at the British news media and a showdown between the super-sleuth and his mighty opponent, this week was a fantastic finale on which to close the second series of ‘Sherlock’.
Spank! It’s not quite up there with “pukka” and “done”, yet it surpasses both in pandering to the inane gender stereotyping engrained in The Fabulous Baker Brothers. Put it in the oven, Spank. Throw it on the table, Spank Spank! Even Jim Davidson would shun Spank as a catchphrase.
Viewers were treated to a modern interpretation of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous adventure.
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