Sunday, September 06, 2015

Race, Romance, and Requital

Los Angeles Times critic Mary McNamara reminds us that this evening will finally bring the PBS-TV premiere, on Masterpiece Mystery!, of Arthur & George, a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ 2005 novel of that same name, starring Martin Clunes.

As the PBS Web site explains, this British-made mini-series--based on historical events--finds Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle (Clunes) “outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor” and using “the methods of his own fictional detective to get at the truth. Co-starring are Arsher Ali (The Missing) as George Edalji; and Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey) as Alfred Wood, Sir Arthur’s real-life ‘Dr. Watson.’” This mini-series will continue showing on Masterpiece Mystery! over the next two Sundays.

For background on the Edalji case, click here.

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