DISCOVER THE TRUE STORY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
THE MAN WHO MURDERED SHERLOCK HOLMES
A 60 MINUTE ACCLAIMED SHERLOCK HOLMES DVD
Our Sherlock Holmes DVD The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes tells the story of how Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle came to create the character of the world's most famous fictional detective and his faithful sidekick Watson. It goes on to reveal how, having created Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle grew so tired of his creation - who in his own word's kept the author's "mind from higher things " - that he chose to kill him off once and for all, and thus became the man who murdered Sherlock Holmes.
DISCOVER THE REAL LIFE INSPIRATION FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES
Beginning in Edinburgh this enthralling drama/documentary traces the locations where Conan Doyle spent his formative years and shows the Edinburgh Streets that then fired his young imagination.
We tell the story of his father's battle with alcoholism and discuss how his mother sought to protect her young son from the destabilising influence of his father's affliction.
Having set the scene, the Sherlock Holmes DVD then features expert interviews with a range of Sherlockian scholars who discuss how this period of his life had a profound effect on the adult Conan Doyle and provided the inspiration for Holmes's famous addiction to cocaine as well as for some of the more unsavoury villains that appear in the stories.
THE MAN WHO WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES
Conan Doyle studied medicine at Edinburgh university and, in the course of his studies, he encountered then man whose genius for diagnostics would provide the inspiration for Holmes's amazing talent for observation and deduction. That man was Dr. Joseph Bell and our Sherlock Holmes DVD features interviews with experts who explain Bell's methods and provide examples of how Bell would astonish his students with his ability to be able to simply look at a patient and virtually tell that patients life story from what he observed. Conan Doyle would later praise Bell as the man to whom he owed Sherlock Holmes.
THE BIRTH OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Conan Doyle once said that when he created the character of Sherlock Holmes - a character whose adventures are indelibly linked with London - he had, in fact, in fact never been to London. Indeed, in the early stories several of the "London" street names that feature in Holmes and Watson's adventures are Edinburgh street names not London Street names.
The Sherlock Holmes DVD will take you to the places in Edinburgh that provided the inspiration for the locations in those early stories. We'll even show you the Edinburgh house that may well have been the model for Holmes and Watson's famous address 221B Baker Street.
HOLMES IN LONDON
Having explored the Edinburgh that so inspired Conan Doyle we follow him to London to the house in which he set up as an eye specialist and where, whilst waiting for patients, he began tinkering with the characters of Holmes and Watson and, by way of a series of short stories published in The Strand Magazine, turned them into a publishing phenomenon that the Victorian public could not get enough of.
CONAN DOYLE GROWS TIRED OF HIS CREATION
But, as Holmes went from strength to strength, Conan Doyle began to tire of his creation and, much to the annoyance of his readership, at the height of Holmes's popularity, he did the unthinkable and killed off his meal-ticket detective. "You brute," wrote one angry reader, "how could you do such a thing."
The narrative of The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes is interspersed with interviews with some of the leading Sherlockian Experts who help lend the production an air of genuine gravitas.
These interviews provide the viewer with intriguing insights into the life, and the mind, of Arthur Conan Doyle, and into the darker aspects of the Sherlock Holmes character.
SHERLOCK HOLMES MOVIE - DRAMATIC RECONSTRUCTIONS
Our Sherlock Holmes movie also features dramatic reconstructions of the main events in Conan Doyle's life as well as similar re-enactments of some of Holmes and Watson's greatest adventures.
A GREAT SHERLOCK HOLMES FILM
So all in all, our movie of The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes is a great way to discover the events, and the people, who helped influence the creation of Sherlock Holmes as well as a an insight into the, often troubled, relationship between the character and the creator.