Houdini & Doyle: Season 1 (2016)


Critic Consensus: Weston and Mangan are fun as Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, but their capers aren't much more than passable.


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Season 1 of the drama that is based on the lives of Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle.


Michael Weston
as Harry Houdini
Stephen Mangan
as Arthur Conan Doyle
Rebecca Liddiard
as Constable Adelaide Stratton
Emily Carey
as Mary Conan Doyle
Noah Jupe
as Kingsley Conan Doyle
Diana Quick
as Cecilia Weiss
Tim McInnerny
as Chief Inspector Merring
Adam Nagaitis
as Sgt. Gudgett
Louise Delamere
as Touie Conan Doyle
Paul Ritter
as Bram Stoker
Nicholas Lumley
as David Constable
Gillian Saker
as Rosie Berry
James Lance
as Barrett Underhill
Kevin Mains
as Lachlan McBride
Laura Fraser
as Lydia Belworth
Emily Hampshire
as Madam Korzha
Reece Noi
as Daniel Berry
Ruth Lass
as Clara Bennett
Charlotte Hope
as Molly Morgan
Owen Teale
as Esmer Havensglin
Helen Millard
as Isobel Underhill
Matt Lanigan
as Frank Bennett
Ewen Bremner
as Sherlock Holmes
Anna Koval
as Liliana
Craig Conway
as Angus Tuttle
Enuka Okuma
as Jane Downey
Andrea Lowe
as Beatrice
Sian Breckin
as Margery
Phil Nice
as Rev. Gilby
Tommy McDonnell
as Nigel Pennington
Tereza Srbova
as Natalia Kroshenko
Dritan Kastrati
as Vladimir Palinov
Mary Healey
as Mrs. Blake
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Critic Reviews for Houdini & Doyle Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

Where Houdini & Doyle's magic ends is with the actual murders themselves. These men working together as "detectives" is an implausible plot to begin with, especially on a week-to-week basis.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Houdini & Doyle likely won't set anyone's heart aflutter or the ratings on fire. But it looks like a passable spring/summer diversion and also just a bit of a history lesson on what these two guys were all about.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's not necessarily bad, understand, just surprisingly underwhelming considering it's called Houdini & Doyle. One expects fireworks; instead we get consternation.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

We already have impressions of these people, and the FOX version of them often feels flat and disappointing compared to their legends.

May 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Houdini & Doyle is not groundbreaking, but that's okay. It's entertaining enough for viewers to keep tuning in. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The tone throughout is lively, with Houdini and Doyle regularly engaged in verbal sparring or creative clue-sifting, and with Stratton, the trio finds a pleasing dynamic.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Houdini & Doyle has some honing to do, but it's sharpest when it honors its heroes: thrilling and chilling, with a dazzling sleight of hand.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Houdini & Doyle is sharply written and expertly presented by this talented cast, and the men's repartee is delightful to behold.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Everything seems off about Houdini & Doyle, including the casting and pairing of Michael Weston as Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Doyle.

May 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Escape this.

May 3, 2016 | Full Review…

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