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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/8/15 7:16 am
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Dorian Gray is blackmailed into murdering Sherlock Holmes at midnight on Christmas Eve when his picture is stolen. Gray, instead, turns to Holmes for help. Holmes agrees to help when he finds out that both men have seen people who have been long-dead.

The release does a superb job bringing together two very different characters in a way that's very accessible. No knowledge of the series is required to enjoy this release. Although a general idea of the plot of the Picture of Dorian gray is helpful, it's not required as the key details are explained naturally through the story. While this release does carry the content warning that the whole series has, there's not even any adult content in this tale.

The mystery is solid and engaging although not spectacular. The solution is reasonable and not one I'd have expected. Of course, like any good ghost story, it doesn't answer all the questions and leaves a bit of spooky mystery behind that hints at a future crossover and more peril for Sherlock Holmes in his twilight years. The acting is solid throughout with Alexander Vlahos doing a good job playing off of Nick Briggs' Sherlock Holmes who once again manages to play the character perfectly for this era in Holmes' life.

Overall, a very solid tale for fans of Dorian Gray and Sherlock Holmes.
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Reviewed By: gallifreyvidcastnewsReview Date: 11/27/15 12:07 am
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One of my favourite Dorian Gray audios to date, this audio takes a mundane premise usually reserved for fluff fanfiction - two characters swapping places - and plays it entirely for drama. This release doesn't have any monsters - though the actions of Mr. Gray and Mr. Moore could certainly be characterised as monstrous - and instead of wrestling with werewolves as in the last release, in this story Dorian wrestles with questions of nature versus nurture and how much our identities are dependent upon our circumstances. In many ways, this raises some of the same questions about morality's dependence on circumstance as Series Two's amazing The Immortal Game, albeit in a more subtle manner. This story that began as such great fun concludes with a sense of tragic inevitability, and in doing so brings both the worlds - Dorian's world and the ordinary world - together in a way that hauntingly echoes a certain Doctor Who quote: 'Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It's not the time that matters, it's the person.'

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Reviewed By: gallifreyvidcastnewsReview Date: 5/26/15 9:36 am
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A brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable adaptation. Miles Richardson as Lord Henry Wotton was a brilliant casting choice.
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Reviewed By: nowwearealltomReview Date: 11/22/14 9:01 pm
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It's fun to hear the story acted out by Vlahos and Richardson, but a LOT of what makes the original great was lost in translation.

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