Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle ()

directed by Paul Seed
featuring Ian Richardson, Robin Laing, Charles Dance, Dolly Wells

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The focus of this two-part British drama was not on the fictional Sherlock Holmes but on his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. Set in 1878, the story found young physician Conan Doyle (Robin Laing) working as an apprentice to Edinburgh forensic specialist Dr. Joseph Bell (Ian Richardson). In keeping with the conventional wisdom that Bell was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, the doctor and his youthful assistant attempt to capture a serial murderer through the means of scientific deductions. The script was full of amusing ...

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Feb 25, 2010

Highly Recommend

Wonderful story lines, acting and directing serving as a background to the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his invention of the inimitable character of Sherlock Holmes. I enjoyed this series immensely and have added these to my Classical Movie Collection.

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