Martin Clunes plays the celebrated novelist and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel, Arthur & George for ITV. Based on an intriguing series of true events in the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who famously created the detective Sherlock Holmes.
Conan Doyle recaptures his zest for life by pursuing and challenging a notorious miscarriage of justice. It is the case of George Edalji, a hard-working solicitor and the son of Hampshire vicar, Reverend Shapurji Edalji and his wife Charlotte. George has served seven years in Pentonville Prison for allegedly mutilating animals and sending threatening letters. The offences have become known as The Great Wyrley Rippings.
Country of Origin: UK
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Latest/Next UK Season: 1 (single)
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 02 March 2015 at 9:00 pm
UK Channel: ITV
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Martin Clunes plays author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a real life story of how he helped clear the name of George Edalji (Arsher Ali), who has been wrongly accused of the The Great Wyrley Rippings.