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Season 20, Episode 22 Murder Rooms: The Dark Origins of Sherlock Holmes

First Aired: May 18, 2000

"Murder Rooms: The Dark Origins of Sherlock Holmes" is a two-part puzzler about sleuthing surgeon Joseph Bell (Ian Richardson)---Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mentor and his inspiration for the fictional detective. It's set in 1878 Edinburgh, where young Conan Doyle (Robin Laing) is beginning his medical studies under the intuitive, imperious Bell, whose forensic interest isn't confined to medicine.

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  • Premiered: February 5, 1980
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Whodunits, courtroom dramas and suspense tales make up this often brilliant anthology. It features adaptations of tales by myriad classic mystery writers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to Dick Francis and John Mortimer, with such notable figu… (more)

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