Murder Rooms

Murder Rooms

The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes

DVD - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The story of the relationship between the young Arthur Conan Doyle and his real-life mentor and noted forensic scientist, Dr. Joseph Bell, as they unite to solve the most baffling murder cases in Victorian Scotland.
Publisher: Orland Park, IL : MPI Home Video, [2006]
ISBN: 9780788607264
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Aug 04, 2017

Very well done and interesting plots entertaining the idea of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle got his ideas for the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Jul 15, 2017

Disappointing. We watched an hour before giving it up. Although the story is interesting, the acting does not compare favorably with other BBC productions (for example Benedict Cumberbatch or Jeremy Brett's Sherlock). The actors do not inhabit their characters. Not for a minute can you forget that they are acting.

Apr 20, 2017

Good stuff ###

Jun 14, 2015

Great story and great acting by Dr. Bell. A must for Sherlock Holmes fans. Mr. Doyle did really have a Dr. Bell as a mentor and was the inspiration for Mr. Holmes.

nelson21 Apr 16, 2014

Excellent - well worth watching.

Elizabeth58 Dec 12, 2012

Another BBC series that doesn't let you down. Good writing, good locations - well done. Follows "Dr Bell and Mr Doyle – The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes".

Aug 12, 2012

This series was just brilliant!! Ian Richardson was excellent as were all the other actors. The idea behind this particular series was to show how Arthur Conan Doyle became the man who gave us Shelock Holmes. Each episode builds on the previous episode and we find that things are not always as they seem.

xaipe Jul 31, 2012

Interesting examination of the motivation behind Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character. An eccentric and well-acted movie.

decarabas Oct 14, 2011

Excellent scripts, sets and locations, costumes and acting. You'd never know this is 10 years old. The stories are fairly creepy--definitely not for school aged kids unless they can handle disturbing stories.

Feb 14, 2011

Excellent films, well acted, well written. The sets and film locations are extremely realistic. Very entertaining.

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at CPL

To Top