Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
Philippa Braithwaite, Trevor Hopkins
Buffalo Pictures, Fresh Jade
ITV 1, PBS
2nd March 2015
A memorable drama with a fascinating mystery at its core, Arthur & George also provides an illuminating, realistic portrait of an era that is often over-romanticised on TV.Metacritic
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.