With the success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, a variety of authors tried their hand at detective stories. In this 1970s British series, these sadly forgotten crime solvers--including Dr. Thorndyke, Lady Molly, and Max Carrados--are brought to the screen by talented actors such as Peter Vaughan, Donald Pleasence, Jeremy Irons, and John Neville.
Sherlock Holmes wasn't the only fictional detective of the Victorian era. Contemporary writers created an impressive cast of investigators as colorful as the criminals they pursued. These detectives pit their wits against the best that London's underworld has to offer in this classic anthology series. Britain's top character actors take on some truly captivating sleuths: Dr. Thorndyke, early proponent of forensic investigation; blind gumshoe Max Carrados; gentleman thief Simon Carne; and Mr. Carnacki, detective of the occult. Offering unique insight into Victorian popular culture, intellectual preoccupations, and social ills, these 13 finely crafted mysteries are also fascinating whodunits.
Based On A Novel |
British Television |