Sherlock Holmes is a literary character who turned out to be a fertile ground for inspiration beyond expectations. Despite author Arthur Conan Doyle’s determination to escape his “creature” and forge a wider literary work, he found himself trapped and overshadowed by the fictional detective who first appeared in the novel A Study in Scarlet, published in 1887. (Image courtesy of American Public Television; © Gedeon Programmes)

Although Sherlock Holmes was by far author Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, he tried, and ultimately failed, to distance himself from Sherlock-mania.

The documentary Sherlock Holmes Against Conan Doyle follows the true story behind Sherlock Holmes, the overshadowed author, and Holmes’ ascension to becoming a literary icon, using clips from various Holmes movies.

To view a trailer, click here.

When to Watch

Sherlock Holmes Against Conan Doyle premieres on CPTV on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10 p.m.

It encores on CPTV on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11 p.m.