Period drama serial Arthur and George based on a true story which in turn became a novel by the Booker prize winning Julian Barnes. In 1903 ageing celebrated author Arthur Conan Doyle is a grumpy widower who manages to recapture a zest for life when he gets involved in what he believes is a serious miscarriage of justice.
Hearing about a case that has become known as “The Great Wyrley Rippings” that has seen a solicitor, George Edalji, languishing in prison accused of mutilating animals, Conan Doyle decides to help him clear his name.
UK / ITV – Buffalo Pictures / 3×60 minute episodes / In production for broadcast 2015
Writer: Ed Whitmore / Novel: Julian Barnes / Producers: Philippa Braithwaite, Trevor Hopkins / Director: Stuart Orme
Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Arsher Ali as George Edalji
Art Malik as Reverend Shapurji Edalji
Emma Fielding as Charlotte Edalji
Charles Edwards as Woodie Wood
Hattie Morahan as Jean Leckie
Sandra Voe as Mam