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
...  George Edalji 3 episodes, 2015
...  Alfred Wood 3 episodes, 2015
...  Rev Shapurji Edalji 3 episodes, 2015
...  Jean Leckie 3 episodes, 2015
...  Charlotte Edalji 3 episodes, 2015
...  Inspector Campbell 3 episodes, 2015
...  Sergeant Upton 3 episodes, 2015
Pearl Chanda ...  Maud Edalji 3 episodes, 2015
Hilary Maclean ...  Connie 3 episodes, 2015
...  Chief Constable Anson 3 episodes, 2015
Timothy Watson ...  Ernest 'Willie' Hornung 3 episodes, 2015
...  Dr Butter / ... 3 episodes, 2015
...  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
...  Hayden Price 2 episodes, 2015
Dean Ashton ...  Fred Brookes 2 episodes, 2015
Alexander Aze ...  Young Fred / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Michael Hadley ...  John Greatorex 2 episodes, 2015
...  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
...  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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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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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.45 (2015) See more »

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Disappointing
3 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I got hold of this mini series after reading the outstanding novel by Julian Barnes on which it is based. The book is very deep and I didn't expect the series to follow it faithfully. Even so, the series is disappointing. It starts well, cutting quickly to Doyle's involvement in the miscarriage of justice and the way it freed him from the debilitating grief and guilt occasioned by his first wife's death. There was good period atmosphere, and some excellent location filming. But the second and third episodes went adrift. The complexity of the case seemed to defeat the scriptwriter who sought refuge in melodrama and to that end introduced some unhelpful and implausible additional plot lines. These included a murder, which made the case much more serious than the animal mutilations and anonymous letters which comprised the original crimes. The best I can say about it is that it occupies an evening in a reasonably entertaining way. But the novel is infinitely superior.


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