Sherlock and Doctor Who: beware of fans influencing the TV they love
Marloes de Vries

Doctor Who and Sherlock are linked by inspiration - Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss write for both - and by impact: the shows were awarded the prime seasonal drama slots on Christmas Day and New Year's Day respectively. But those special editions also demonstrated another connection between them: these series are significantly redefining the relationship between television programmes and fans.