Sounds Familiar

“The crime was ridiculously ambitious. They’re not bank robbers. They should have stuck to thieving frozen fish from the cash-and-carry. It’s like two ends of a pantomime horse getting together to play Hamlet.” – Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern), Rumpole of the Bailey

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Strange Days Indeed

As most of us eagerly await Friday’s Sherlock special, some Benedict Cumberbatch fans are already looking forward to November when the Academy Award-nominated actor plays Marvel Comics’ Master of the Mystic Arts on the big screen.

Doctor Strange is Cumberbatch’s first foray into the Marvel Universe and has fanboys and Cumberwatchers alike chomping at the bit for any insight into the cinematic realm of the Sorcerer Supreme. The good news is Entertainment Weekly has posted a picture of its upcoming cover featuring Cumberbatch in costume. Whether this sates the anticipation or whips it into a frenzy, who’s to know. Regardless, fans should get a kick out of the Sherlock star in full Marvel mode.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride premieres Friday at 9pm on UNC-TV. Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, 2016.

Where Do I Know That Actor?

Fans of Doctor Who on UNC-TV spied a veritable bevy of familiar guest stars with Saturday’s “The Unicorn And The Wasp.” In this adventure, the Doctor and Donna Noble travel back to the 1920s and meet Agatha Christie. A fun episode, to be sure, but how many actors were there from other UNC-TV shows? Let’s see.

Fennella Woolgar played mystery maven Christie and, while the name is distinctive, it may not be immediately recognizable. But if you watched Home Fires on Masterpiece (encoring Saturdays on UNC-EX in January) you should know her as Great War widow Alison Scotlock. She was also Arabella French in He Knew He Was Right and Lady Julia Monogram in The Way We Live Now.

Tom Goodman-Hill played Reverend Golightly. He’s been an actor for over 20 years, so he’s appeared in everything from Foyle’s War to The Hollow Crown and Doc Martin. However, he was most recently Mr. Grove on the Masterpiece series Mr Selfridge and Marcus’ headmaster Philip in the Britcom Spy. Continue reading