The Great Detective
16 November 2012
|Written by||Steven Moffat|
|Directed by||Saul Metzstein|
|Produced by||Marcus Wilson|
Having learned of strange happenings, Madame Vastra, her maid Jenny Flint, and their Sontaran servant Strax meet with the Eleventh Doctor. However, he shows no interest in the cases they mention, informing them that he has since retired from investigating such matters.
- Unlike most minisodes, the episode has no opening credits, and as such writer Steven Moffat is uncredited. The episode also uses a unique typeface for presenting the episode title.
- Jenny’s last name, Flint, is revealed in this minisode. In her introduction episode, A Good Man Goes To War, she was known only as Jenny.
- It was followed by a second prequel, Vastra Investigates, which was released online in mid-December 2012.
- This is the first Children in Need special since Time Crash in 2007, 5 years earlier.