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'Arthur & George': EW review

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Arthur & George

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
seasons:
1
run date:
09/06/15
performer:
Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali, Charles Edwards
broadcaster:
PBS
genre:
Biography, Crime, Drama

We gave it a B+

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Martin Clunes) is bored. Not just that, the famed Sherlock Holmes author is a depressed mess: His wife has died, and so has his spirit. That is, until a real-life case involving a possibly framed half-Indian solicitor named George (Arsher Ali) grabs his attention—and ours. Based on true events (plus a Julian Barnes novel), Arthur is a gripping, even frightful detective tale that depicts a nation’s many social hang-ups. Clunes and Ali are great, but watch for Downton Abbey vet Charles Edwards to steal scenes as Doyle’s secretary Alfred Wood. B+

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