There Was a Doctor Who Reference as Well as Sherlock Holmes, in Dracula on BBC One

I mentioned in my brief semi-spoilery summation of the first episode of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue's Dracula, which aired on BBC One last night, second episode tonight, that there was a bit of a Sherlock Holmes crossover. The team had also recreated Sherlock for the BBC, and it was a mention from Sister Agatha that she had been doing her own investigations of Jonathan Harker, courtesy of, well…

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… exactly. But what I did miss, and I had Bleeding Cool reader Mark Gardiner to point it out to me was that in her letters to Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray made comment of the attractive delights of…

There Was a Doctor Who Reference as Well as Sherlock Holmes, in Dracula on BBC One

…an adorable barmaid at the Rose And Crown. In London. A Victorian London, of course. And Doctor Who fans know that pub…

There Was a Doctor Who Reference as Well as Sherlock Holmes, in Dracula on BBC One

…as the pub where Clara worked alongside being a governess.

There Was a Doctor Who Reference as Well as Sherlock Holmes, in Dracula on BBC One

…in the Matt Smith episode, The Snowmen, from Christmas 2012, when Steven Moffat was writer and showrunner. Now all we need to do is discover that this pub is on Talwinning Street and we're all good.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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