Arthur & George: Season 1 (2015)


Critic Consensus: Led by a stellar performance from Martin Clunes, Arthur & George honors its source material with a memorable adaptation.


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Air date: Sep 6, 2015
Air date: Sep 13, 2015
Air date: Sep 20, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Arthur & George Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

A memorable drama with a fascinating mystery at its core, Arthur & George also provides an illuminating, realistic portrait of an era that is often overromanticized on TV.

Sep 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Aiming for the middle, Arthur & George ends up being below average.

Sep 3, 2015 | Full Review…
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Fans of the ever expanding universe of Holmes-inspired fiction should enjoy the way the show contrasts the author with his creation... and creates a warm, affectionate relationship between Doyle and Wood that suggests the Holmes / Watson dynamic...

Mar 24, 2016 | Full Review…

... a fascinating historical tale, unfortunately with some slow scenes, some unnecessary blood and guts and some one-dimensional characters. Nevertheless, I'm recommending it, despite those caveats.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

The mystery itself is compelling enough, especially in light of the fact that it is based on actual events that eventually led to a major change in British law.

Sep 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Doyle, commandingly brought to blustery life by Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), tests his own Sherlockian mettle in the fact-based Masterpiece Mystery! miniseries Arthur & George... And a very enjoyable story it is, too.

Sep 4, 2015 | Full Review…

It is, as Holmes himself might say, balderdash and codswallop.

Sep 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Clunes is a terrific Doyle who remains, with all his complexities and contradictions, as fascinating a character as Sherlock Holmes.

Sep 8, 2015 | Full Review…

It has been translated sympathetically and successfully to the screen, with fine performances.

Sep 8, 2015 | Full Review…
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Based on true events (plus a Julian Barnes novel), Arthur is a gripping, even frightful detective tale that depicts a nation's many social hang-ups.

Sep 8, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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