From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
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Cell 13 is the 3rd episode in season 2 of the BBC TV series: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Aired on 12 february 1973. 50 min.
Professor Van Dusen is a fictional character created by Jacques Futrelle in 1904.
- Douglas Wilmer (Prof. Van Dusen) also played Sherlock Holmes in the movie The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother in 1975, and in the TV series Sherlock Holmes in 1964-1965.
- Donald Pickering (Fielding) also played Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in 1979-1980 with Geoffrey Whitehead.
Irked by the grandiose boasts of the warden of Grangemoor prison, Prof. Van Dusen wagers he can escape from the vaunted high-security facility in less than a week. Daring him to "think his way out," the prison staff accepts the challenge.
- Prof. Van Dusen : Douglas Wilmer
- Governor : Michael Gough
- Chief prison officer : Ray Smith
- Ransome : Clifford Rose
- Fielding : Donald Pickering
- Ballard : Michael Meacham
- Hutchinson Hatch : Nicolas Courtney
- Escaping prisoner : Derek Ware
- Perkins : Janet Davies
- Officer : Davyd Harries
- Officer : Peter Jolley
- Officer : Richard Eden
- Director : Reginald Collin
- Screenplay : Julian Bond
- Producers : Reginald Collin, Kim Mills
- Music : Robert Sharples