Arthur and George
A joint exhibition from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, at Portsmouth City Council, and the ITV production which starred Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which first aired in March 2015.
The novel and series were based on an intriguing series of true events in the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Author of the famous Sherlock Holmes detective novels, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was an excellent detective himself. He was also a staunch supporter of justice. These threads came together in the case of George Edalji
Edalji was wrongly convicted of mutilating horses and it was thanks to Conan Doyle's tireless investigations that the conviction was overturned.
The Arthur Conan Doyle archive holds copies of the letters Conan Doyle wrote to the newspapers about the Edalji case. Volunteers at the Collection chose a selection of these to display in the case at Southsea Library. They showed Sir Arthur acting as a real-life detective. Find out more about the George Edalji case
The exhibition was part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project which allowed community groups and schools to produce exhibitions across the city celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle's connection with Portsmouth.
As well as material from the archive there was also a display of original costumes from the ITV drama.
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First Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887.
Jean Leckie's costume as worn by Hattie Morahon in Arthur and George
The costume worn by Martin Clunes in the TV series Arthur and George. Click on the photo to see more photos.
Costume as worn by Ali Arsher as George Edalji in Arthur and George
Alfred 'Woodie' Woods costume from the TV series Arthur and George