27 January 2015

Arthur & George

Production Company: ITV Studios for ITV

Directed by Stuart Orme.

Written by Ed Whitmore; Adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel.

Produced by Philippa Braithwaite and Trevor Hopkins.

Starring Martin Clunes, Art Malik, Arsher Ali, Emma Fielding and Charles Edwards.

 

Arthur & George is a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’s novel, based on an intriguing series of genuine events in the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Set in 1903 in Staffordshire, Hampshire and London with the backdrop of Conan Doyles family home, Undershaw. It is the case of George Edalji, a hard-working solicitor and the son of Hampshire vicar, Reverend Shapurji Edalji and his wife Charlotte. George has served seven years in Pentonville Prison for allegedly mutilating animals and sending threatening letters, a series of offences, which have become known as The Great Wyrley Rippings.