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Arthur & George episode 1 review

2 March 2015 9:40 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in ITV’s entertaining new 3-part detective mystery based on Julian Barnes’ Arthur & George…

This review contains spoilers.

It’s a great story: internationally celebrated crime writer turns detective to exonerate wrongfully convicted man. That’s the juicy real-life premise of ITV’s new three-part drama, Arthur & George, adapted from Julian Barnes’ 2005 novel of the same name. Imagine if Enid Blyton had run a side line catching smuggling gangs on Cornish islands, or Agatha Christie had spent her weekends accusing real-life aristos of poisoning their wife’s lemon posset. TV would salivate at the prospect and understandably so. Life rarely imitates art so neatly.

Arthur & George’s premise isn’t only neat, but as a period crime detective show (the default settings of modern TV drama) about real-life racism, injustice and spookiness featuring the creator of fiction’s most famous sleuth, it ticks »

- louisamellor

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