Doctor David Q. Dawson is a surgeon returned from Afghanistan and the eventual best friend of Basil of Baker Street.

Role in the film

Doctor Dawson has just returned from Afghanistan. He looks for a place to stay, but finds a young girl named Olivia Flaversham crying in a boot. she needs help, as she is lost and cannot find Basil of Baker Street anywhere. Feeling sorry for her he offers to take her to Baker street Little does he know that his life will change forever...


Dawson is a kind fellow and he is shown to be a very caring and affectionate friend to all that he meets. He has something special inside him, as he was one of very few people who could thaw Basil's frozen feelings and he ends up earning a place in the detective's heart. And his flat.