James Brough ([personal profile] magister) wrote2017-03-09 07:38 pm

Still sulking, Watson?

Currently watching the Ian Richardson film of Hound of the Baskervilles.

Lestrade is the Peter Lorre knock off from Raiders. Watson appears to be educationally sub-normal. Doyle from The Professionals is Sir Henry, putting up a brave but losing fight with a Texan accent, while Stapleton is all sideburns and butterfly net. Meanwhire Polly from Fawlty Towers, Eleanor Bron and Soolin from Blakes 7 are lurking around the Moor.

And Brian Blessed is being Brian Blessed. It's a moot point whether he was written into the script or whether he just turned up on set and no one dared to tell him to leave.