Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Houdini & Doyle is set in 1901


Irish actress Amy Huberman has revealed an important detail about the upcoming TV series Houdini & Doyle. It is set in 1901. The actress dropped this info during an interview with the Irish Mirror Online. Huberman appears in one episode. It's not revealed what role she plays.

This means the series is set early in the career of Houdini, who first arrived and found fame in England in 1900. In reality, Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first met in 1920 during Houdini's final visit to the UK. But Houdini & Doyle is a fictional series that features the two men investigating paranormal mysteries, so expect it to play fast and loose with the timeline.

Houdini & Doyle stars Michael Weston as Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It will air next year on ITV Encore (UK), Global TV (Canada), and FOX (U.S.).

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5 comments:

  1. On a somewhat related topic, I just got through watching the three-part "Arthur and George" miniseries on PBS about Conan Doyle and the real-life Wyrley Ripper case he was involved with in 1907. Martin Clunes gave the best performance of Doyle I've seen. I wonder if Stephen Mangan will match up?

    -Meredith

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    1. You know, I missed that. Glad to hear it was good. I will try to catch a repeat.

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    2. All three episodes are available to watch online from PBS Masterpiece. The first episode is there until October 4th: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/watch-online/

      -Meredith

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  2. On a related topic, Dick Brookz appearance on the Travel Channel's Mysteries At The Museum "Doyle and Houdini" repeats for about the 12th time on Friday October 2, 3pm | 2pm C and Saturday October 10, 10am | 9am C, shot at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA.

    Also on October 18 Turner Classic Movies shows Houdini's "The Grim Game" that we uncovered to the world with the help of TCM who paid for it all.

    The Houdini Museum
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini

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    1. It's a terrific episode. Gives a great look at Houdini's portraits of his parents in your museum.

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