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Outside of the refined halls of Edinburgh University, a young Arthur Conan Doyle is learning his first lesso... in murder.
In 1878, when Mr. Doyle (Robin Laing) meets the brilliant Dr. Bell (Ian Richardson), he is drawn away from his medical studies into a new world of crime investigation. As the pair assist local police in solving their most gruesome cases, Doyle becomes fascinated with Bell's uncanny talent for outthinking seasoned detectives and outwitting the most clever criminals.
However, one particularly vicious cat-and-mouse game has a different outcome. Doyle finds his life completely changed and even Dr. Bell's agile mind cannot predict how this story will end!
Well not as interesting as I hoped. Without Dr. Watson its not such a good story either. I was kinda disappointedPublished 4 months ago by Bill Towle
A different take on Doyle-related detective stories. I especially liked the occasionally conflict between Doyle's gullibility with respect to the supernatural and his mentor's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. Ivey
I greatly respect Ian Richardson as an actor...whether he plays a villain or a good guy he's right on spot! Read morePublished 8 months ago by CatziAggie
not quite sherlock but after all it was only the beginning. it kept my interest, perhaps i will catch more detail the 2nd time i view.Published 17 months ago by staupin
Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes, bar none! Even so, Ian Richardson is excellent as Dr. Bell in this one-episode beginning tale of a young Arthur Conan Doyle and how he met Dr. Read morePublished 19 months ago by The Lilac Poet
One time Sherlock Holmes, Ian Richardson, does a splendid job portraying the character upon which Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is based. The basic story line is quite imaginative.Published 20 months ago by Charles L. Davidson
This is an interesting tale of a friendship between Arthur Conan Doyle and his medical professor, Dr. Bell. Read morePublished 22 months ago by steven gourley
Puts historical perspective on Arthur Conan Doyle to help explain the influences former teachers had on his literary works of Sherlock Holmes. Read morePublished 22 months ago by BlackCoffee
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