How Sherlock Changed the World

How the fictional Sherlock Holmes influenced real-life criminal investigations.

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Episode 2 Season 1, Episode 2 Dec 17, 2013 $2.99

Episode 2 - Examine the impact of the fictional Holmes on real criminal investigation and forensic techniques.

Episode 1 Season 1, Episode 1 Dec 17, 2013 $2.99

Episode 1 - Examine the impact of the fictional Holmes on real criminal investigation and forensic techniques.

Episode 1 Season 0, Episode 1 Dec 17, 2013 Paid

From PBS: Episode 1 - The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an era when eyewitness reports and "smoking gun" evidence were needed to convict criminals, Sherlock Holmes’ crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. With a mix of interviews, dramatic reconstruction and archives, the program tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.

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How Sherlock Changed the World Season 1
Narrated by Andrew Lincoln, HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD features dramatized excerpts from several of Doyle's stories.
How Sherlock Changed the World Season 1
Narrated by Andrew Lincoln, HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD features dramatized excerpts from several of Doyle's stories.
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From blood to ballistics, from fingerprints to footprints, Sherlock Holmes was 120 years ahead of his time, protecting crime scenes from contamination (more…)

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  • Premiered: December 17, 2013
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: How the fictional Sherlock Holmes influenced real-life criminal investigations. (more)

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