photoChristmas is almost upon us, and with that comes the release of my Confessions of Dorian Gray Christmas Special, The Ghosts of Christmas Past, where 1912 Dorian Gray finds himself spending Christmas Eve with a certain consulting detective from Baker Street, while both find themselves facing long dead ghosts of their pasts, ghosts who seem far from dead.

It was one of the most enjoyable scripts I’ve ever written, especially as I’m a massive fan of Wilde’s seminal hero and it’s no secret that I’m a rabid Sherlockian, and the number of things I’ve managed to get into this hour long drama impress even me. And what a drama it is – with rising talent Alexander Vlahos, he of Merlin fame (where he currently plays Mordred) as Dorian, Nicholas ‘Doctor Who‘ Briggs reprising the iconic Holmes after the critically acclaimed Big Finish run of Sherlock Holmes audios (for those wondering, this fits in right after The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner), and a guest list of stellar talents that include Rebecca Newman as Sibyl Vane and Rupert Young, fan favourite Sir Leon in Merlin as the mysterious James Moriarty…

In my mind it’s totally canon on both sides, and I can’t wait to hear it again.

To find out more and to hear the incredible trailer, click HERE, and to hear a conversation with Alexander, Nicholas and producer  Scott Handcock about the Christmas special, click HERE.