Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle

Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle

The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes

DVD - 2011
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Edinburgh 1878. Mr. Doyle becomes fascinated with Dr. Bell's uncanny talent for outwitting the most clever criminals.


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Jan 22, 2019

Great series, likely more fiction than fact but definitely Holmes-worthy!

Aug 04, 2017

Very well done and interesting plots entertaining the idea of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle got his ideas for the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Jul 15, 2017

Disappointing. We watched an hour before giving it up. Although the story is interesting, the acting does not compare favorably with other BBC productions (for example Benedict Cumberbatch or Jeremy Brett's Sherlock). The actors do not inhabit their characters. Not for a minute can you forget that they are acting.

Apr 20, 2017

Good stuff ###

Jun 14, 2015

Great story and great acting by Dr. Bell. A must for Sherlock Holmes fans. Mr. Doyle did really have a Dr. Bell as a mentor and was the inspiration for Mr. Holmes.

nelson21 Apr 16, 2014

Excellent - well worth watching.

Elizabeth58 Dec 12, 2012

Another BBC series that doesn't let you down. Good writing, good locations - well done. Follows "Dr Bell and Mr Doyle – The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes".

Aug 12, 2012

This series was just brilliant!! Ian Richardson was excellent as were all the other actors. The idea behind this particular series was to show how Arthur Conan Doyle became the man who gave us Shelock Holmes. Each episode builds on the previous episode and we find that things are not always as they seem.

xaipe Jul 31, 2012

Interesting examination of the motivation behind Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character. An eccentric and well-acted movie.

decarabas Oct 14, 2011

Excellent scripts, sets and locations, costumes and acting. You'd never know this is 10 years old. The stories are fairly creepy--definitely not for school aged kids unless they can handle disturbing stories.

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