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Out Now: Doctor Who Takes Center Stage in the Sherlock Holmes Magazine #5

The latest issue of the Sherlock Holmes Magazine is a must-read for Doctor Who fans because — as you can see from the cover — it includes a feature about the many times the two franchises have crossed paths!

Not only that but editor, Adrian Braddy, interviews the Big Finish team, including Sherlock Holmes actor (and voice of the Daleks and Cybermen) Nicholas Briggs and writer, Jonathan Barnes.

Cards on the table: the lead feature, Holmes & Who, is written by me; I was thrilled to be contributing to such an excellent publication, and doubly so when I got a copy through the post and found I’d got the cover feature (the first of my career, which is very humbling).

The article covers all the most notable connections between Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes, like The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss shepherding Sherlock, and lots more.

But the magazine is packed full of great features to dig into, including:

  • The real-life Irregulars: The extraordinary true stories of the street boys of Victorian London who were the inspiration for the Baker Street Irregulars.
  • Illustrating A Study in Scarlet: We look at some of the many artists, including Conan Doyle’s father, who illustrated the very first Holmes adventure.
  • Adventures in audio: We go behind the scenes of the making of the latest Big Finish Holmes audio drama, with stars Nicholas Briggs and Richard Earl, along with director Ken Bentley and writer Jonathan Barnes.
  • You’re Sherlock Holmes, wear the damn hat!: We take a look at the phenomenon of the deerstalker and how it has been portrayed down the decades.
  • Inside Gillette Castle: Take a look behind the battlements of the remarkable home of Sherlock Holmes actor William Gillette.
  • Did Holmes write The Book of Life? Bruce Harris has the answers
  • Sherlockian Scribblings: David Stuart Davies investigates some strange Sherlocks from film and television.
  • Beyond Bell: Daniel L Friedman and Eugene B Friedman probe the influences of a second Edinburgh doctor on the writings of Conan Doyle.
  • The Irregulars: The stars of the new Netflix drama discuss their controversial take on the world’s most famous detective duo.
  • Magic of Manga: Johanna Draper Carlson looks at some of the English-language manga comics featuring characters from Sherlock Holmes stories.
  • An irregular journey: Dave Neale reveals how he created the brand new board game Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – The Baker Street Irregulars.
  • Sherlock in Urkraine: Mykola Savchuck explains the huge popularity of Holmes in his home country.

PLUS: All your favourite regulars, including books, news, and a Holmesian crossword.

Every issue of the Sherlock Holmes Magazine is available now, including Issue #2, with an interview with BBC Radio’s Sherlock, Clive Merrison, who Doctor Who fans will know from The Tomb of the Cybermen and Paradise Towers.

The Sherlock Holmes Magazine #5 (Summer 2021) is on sale now, priced £6.50 plus shipping.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Out Now: Doctor Who Takes Center Stage in the Sherlock Holmes Magazine #5

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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