Crime abounded in late Victorian and Edwardian times--from the streets of London to the country houses of the nobility; from the royal apartments of Vienna to the hotel rooms of quiet Copenhagen. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, took on may of the era's crooks, killers, blackmailers, and schemers--but so did the fictional sleuths of other celebrated writers of the time. Great British actors including Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius; Cadfael), Judy Geeson (To Sir, With Love), Robin Ellis (Poldark), and John Thaw (Inspector Morse) deliver riveting performances in this classic mystery series. Relying on brain over brawn, their characters outwit, outthink, and out maneuver the most ruthless of adversaries--and all in ways Sherlock Holmes would have considered much more than elementary. As seen on public television.