Sir Arthur Conan Doyle recaptures his zest for life by pursuing and challenging a notorious miscarriage of justice.
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 Arthur Conan Doyle (3 episodes, 2015)
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 George Edalji (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Alfred Wood (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Rev Shapurji Edalji (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Jean Leckie (3 episodes, 2015)
Emma Fielding ...
 Charlotte Edalji (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Inspector Campbell (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Sergeant Upton (3 episodes, 2015)
Pearl Chanda ...
 Maud Edalji (3 episodes, 2015)
Hilary Maclean ...
 Connie (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Chief Constable Anson (3 episodes, 2015)
Timothy Watson ...
 Ernest 'Willie' Hornung (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Dr Butter / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Harry Bostock (2 episodes, 2015)
Aaron Chawla ...
 Young George (2 episodes, 2015)
Lewis Crossland ...
 Young Harry (2 episodes, 2015)
Nicholas Chambers ...
 John Bostock (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Hayden Price (2 episodes, 2015)
Dean Ashton ...
 Fred Brookes (2 episodes, 2015)
Alexander Aze ...
 Young Fred / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
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 John Greatorex (2 episodes, 2015)
Matthew Wilson ...
 Robert Greatorex (2 episodes, 2015)
Sonia Ritter ...
 Miriam Bostock / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
Lewis Kempster ...
 Speck (2 episodes, 2015)
Timothy Walker ...
 Hugo Marshall (2 episodes, 2015)
Abbey Marise Butler ...
 High Class Lady (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2015)
Alexandra Doyle ...
 Mrs. Mary Bostock (2 episodes, 2015)
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In 1906, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, having lost his first wife, was overcome with grief; even Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson refused his call. It was only when his secretary, Woodie, presented him with an apparent real-life miscarriage of justice, that he could be roused to action. The case in question was that of George Edalji, a Parsee solicitor, who was imprisoned for writing obscene letters and killing livestock in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire. George needed Arthur's help to clear his name. However, as the twists and turns of the case unfold, Arthur himself questions George's innocence. It is only by finding the true culprit, that Arthur can finally put the case, and his grief, to rest; whilst simultaneously becoming influential in a major reform to the English judicial system. Written by dvd

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The world's greatest crime writer turns detective


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Charles Edwards, who plays Alfred Wood, the assistant to Arthur Conan Doyle, once played Conan Doyle himself, in "Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes" (2001). See more »

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Exciting Story of Sherlock Holmes' Creator
5 September 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Marvelous fun based upon Julian Barnes' amazing novel with the wonderful Martin Clunes in superb form as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Ed Whitmore's screenplay captures the magic and pathos of the book while dramatizing it with imagination and flair. As the great author endeavors to solve the mystery surrounding the unjust conviction of a solicitor, there is suspense, humor, and drama throughout the proceedings. Filmed beautifully and with careful attention to period detail, it is nothing less than fascinating to see Doyle brought to life and given such humanity by Clunes. Fans of Holmes will indeed find this a rewarding series and will revel in the exciting and riveting story of the creator of their hero and one of the true icons of English literature. Don't miss, especially if you know little of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's real life.


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