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Murder Rooms: The Dark
Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
Episode Descriptions

The real-life model for Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Joseph Bell (Ian Richardson), teams up with young Arthur Conan Doyle (Charles Edwards) to combat a Victorian crime wave, including a masked cyclist-murderer, a séance serial killer, a mummy terrorist ring, and a vengeance-obsessed lover.

Episode 1: The Patient's Eyes
Monday, July 22, 2002, at 9pm • 90 minutes
Now in private medical practice, Doyle (Charles Edwards) is baffled by the case of Heather Grace (Katie Blake), a beautiful young woman who hallucinates being pursued by a masked cyclist. The pursuer turns out to be real. And so is the string of murders connected to a gruesome incident in the Boer War.

Episode 2: The Photographer's Chair
Monday, July 29, 2002, at 9pm • 90 minutes
On the trail of a serial killer, Doyle (Charles Edwards) attends a séance and has a spooky encounter with his deceased fiancée. Little does he know that the murderer intends to unite the lovers in the spirit world.

Episode 3: The Kingdom of Bones
Monday, August 5, 2002, at 9pm • 90 minutes
The public unwrapping of an ancient Egyptian mummy uncovers a recently murdered Englishman, leading Doyle (Charles Edwards) and Dr. Bell (Ian Richardson) into the lair of a bombing conspiracy.

Episode 4: The White Knight Stratagem
Monday, August 12, 2002, at 9pm • 90 minutes
Two men who knew a female who committed suicide are murdered, sparking an argument between Dr. Bell (Ian Richardson) and an old police adversary. Doyle (Charles Edwards) supports the policeman's theory and alienates his mentor. But both sleuths prove partly correct.

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