What to watch on Monday, March 2nd, 2015


Arthur and George

itv Anglia at 9:00pm (Other show times...)

Arthur and George

New three-part mini-series, based on real events, sees Martin Clunes play the celebrated novelist and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who famously created the detective Sherlock Holmes.

The first episode begins in 1906, with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mourning the loss of his wife, Louisa. Her death, after a long and drawn out illness, has caused Arthur to slump into a guilt-ridden depression: he fears that Louisa may have suspected that he was an adulterer. Even writing his famous Sherlock Holmes stories cannot rouse him.

Then his secretary, Woodie, comes across a letter from George Edalji, a young Parsee solicitor who has been sent to prison for three years for a crime that he claims he did not commit. George wants Arthur's help to clear his name. George was convicted in 1903 of sending poison pen letters and animal parts in the Staffordshire village of Great Wyrley.

After being warned off by the very judge who presided over the trial, Arthur is even more determined to discover the true culprit. Arthur and Woodie travel to the country to visit George's family - where their arrival causes a bit of a stir. It seems that someone is intent on learning what they do and do not know.

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Cast

Image for Martin ClunesMartin Clunes
Arsher Ali
Charles Edwards
John Hollingworth
Alan Mckenna
Conleth Hill
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