The trailer gives a glimpse of the Doc Martin star in a story based on an intriguing chain of events in the life of the creator of fiction’s most famous detective.
Following the death of his wife, Louisa, a grieving Conan Doyle finds a distraction in the case of George Edalji, who has served seven years in Pentonville Prison for allegedly mutilating animals and sending threatening letters.
Convinced that there has been a miscarriage of justice, Conan Doyle asks his trusted manservant, Alfred ‘Woodie’ Wood, to arrange a meeting with George when he’s released from prison. At 27, George is desperate to clear his name and get on with his life, so Arthur promises to help.
The three-part drama is due to screen on ITV in March.