Arthur & George

Arthur & George

Series 1 - Episode 3

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Review

Yes, it would be outlandish for ITV to make further episodes of this detective drama. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have to charge about Edwardian England solving mysteries a scriptwriter has made up! But as the story of the real Doyle righting a miscarriage of justice ends, it’s a wrench to abandon so many likeable characters: Martin Clunes as the stoutly compassionate Doyle; Charles Edwards as his witty sidekick Woodie; Hattie Morahan sharp and sparky as Doyle’s great love Jean Leckie. They’re a gang I wish I could hang out with more.

Another fine performance comes from Arsher Ali as George Edalji, a framed man who remains quietly dignified as Doyle finds out who destroyed his life.

Summary

Determined to prove his critics wrong and find out whether George has been hiding anything, Arthur attacks the case with renewed fervour, uncovering fresh evidence that suggests a very different explanation to the one found by the police. However, he and Woodie are led into further danger when it seems the Wyrley Ripper is still at large. On a mission that could expose corruption in the establishment, will Arthur be able to show the world that the young solicitor is innocent? Martin Clunes stars in the period drama.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Conan Doyle Martin Clunes
George Edalji Arsher Ali
Alfred `Woodie' Wood Charles Edwards
Rev Shapurji Edalji Art Malik
Jean Leckie Hattie Morahan
Charlotte Edalji Emma Fielding
Harry Bostock Ciaran Owens
Insp Campbell Alan McKenna
Sgt Upton Conleth Hill
Dr Butter John Hollingworth
Chief Const Anson Matthew Marsh
Maud Edalji Pearl Chanda
Connie Hilary Maclean
Ernest `Willie' Hornung Timothy Watson
Young George Aaron Chawla
Young Harry Lewis Crossland
Fred Brookes Dean Ashton
Young Fred Brookes Alexander Aze
John Greatorex Michael Hadley
Robert Greatorex Matthew Wilson
Miriam Bostock Sonia Ritter
Speck Lewis Kempster
Hugo Marshall Timothy Walker
Hayden Price Simon Meacock
John Bostock Nicholas Chambers
Director Stuart Orme
Producer Philippa Braithwaite
Producer Trevor Hopkins
Writer Ed Whitmore
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Drama