At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini and Doyle, who collaborated with New Scotland Yard on some unsolved and inexplicable crimes.

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 Arthur Conan Doyle (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Harry Houdini (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Adelaide Stratton (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Mary Conan Doyle (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Kingsley Conan Doyle (5 episodes, 2016)
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At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini and Doyle, who collaborated with New Scotland Yard on some unsolved and inexplicable crimes.

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A world-famous magician. A legendary detective writer. Catching killers is elementary to them.

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Spouses Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Louise (Touie Doyle) are played by real-life husband and wife Stephen Mangan and Louise Delamere in the pilot episode. See more »

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Great show with a new twist on old characters
13 May 2016 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

I've just got to the end of the first series and I'm really hoping there's going to be more.

When I started to watch this I wasn't expecting great things. In actual fact I only watched because of 2 things, I love Conan Doyle and Stephen was good as Dirk Gently.

I quickly have become a fan of this great show. The writing is superb and the sets and costumes are well done but not so elaborate they detract from the characters or the stories.

I love the way the characters are written and the actors play them very well. I particularly found Houdini cast extremely well with many complex layers to the personality showing through. Stephens portrayal of Doyle was also admirable with the nods to the techniques and skills that he used to create his character Sherlock giving the fans the homage they craved.

I will say if you are watching this series then please try not to see it as a Sherlock or a Penny Dreadful show. It is basically a murder mystery encompassing characters that are able to give it an entertaining twist. Take it with fresh eyes and enjoy it for the excellent show it is.


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