The Patients Eyes by David PirieWhile a young medical student at Edinburgh, Arthur Conan Doyle famously studied under the remarkable Dr Joseph Bell. Taking this as a starting point, David Pirie has woven a compelling thriller, which partners Bell and Doyle as pioneers in criminal investigation, exploring the strange underworld of violence and sexual hypocrisy running below the surface of the Victorian era. The Patients Eyes moves from Edinburgh and the strange circumstances surrounding Doyles meeting with the remarkable Joseph Bell to Southsea where he begins his first medical practice. There he is puzzled by the symptoms presented by Heather Grace, a sweet young woman whose parents have died tragically several years before. Heather has a strange eye complaint, but is also upset by visions of a phantom cyclist who vanishes as soon as he is followed. This enigma, however, is soon forgotten as Doyle finds himself embroiled in more threatening events - including the murder of a rich Spanish businessman - events that call for the intervention of the eminent Dr Bell. But despite coming to Doyles aid, perversely Dr Bell considers the murder of Senor Garcia a rather unimportant diversion from the far more sinister matter, which has brought him south: the matter of the patients eyes and the solitary cyclist...
Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle - The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
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Six episodes were made and were first broadcast on BBC Two , the first two on 4 and 5 January , and the other four from 4 September to 2 October The series follows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's time as a general practitioner in Southsea , solving mysteries with the help of his mentor, Dr Joseph Bell, who is based in Edinburgh. The series was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's choice to base the character of Sherlock Holmes on Dr Joseph Bell , who had been his tutor at the University of Edinburgh and occasionally worked as a forensic expert for the Edinburgh Police. The series exaggerated the similarities between Bell and Holmes for dramatic effect, with Doyle acting much as Doctor Watson acts in Doyle's stories, and included several scenes from the books, the implication being that these inspire Doyle's fiction. One of the most notable references to Sherlock Holmes is a version of a scene in The Sign of Four in which Holmes deduces that a pocket watch provided by Watson was formerly owned by a drunkard, upon which a furious Watson believes that Holmes has callously acquired information about his unfortunate brother, to whom the watch had belonged, for the sake of a cheap trick. The series' version of the scene has Bell deduce the mental state of Doyle's father , inspiring much the same reaction. The series was filmed in Scotland and Cromer , Norfolk.
Sign in. Joseph Bell helps the police investigate the murder of a money lender; but old animosity between him and the officer in charge leads to conflict. Joseph Bell. Arthur Conan Doyle and his mentor Dr. Joseph Bell investigate the case of a woman who believes she's being followed by an apparition while bicycling along a lonely road. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now.
Dr Bell and Mr Doyle is the first episode of the BBC mini series, Murder Rooms, which was broadcast in two parts on 4 January, and 5 January,
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Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. In the tumult that follows his killing off his fictional character Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle reflects on the man who influenced and provided the prototype for the great detective, Dr. Joseph Bell. A professor at the University of Edinburgh medical school where Doyle is a student, Bell is unconventional in his quest for knowledge and uses his skills of perception and observation to interpret events.
Starring Ian Richardson as Dr. Joseph Bell Ian Richardson. Arthur Conan Doyle Robin Laing. Mary Doyle Sarah Collier. Elspeth Scott Dolly Wells.