Murder Rooms - The White Knight Stratagem details
|Starring:||Anton Lesser, Annette Crosbie, Rik Mayall, Charles Edwards, Ian Richardson|
Murder Rooms - The White Knight Stratagem
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Mar 2002|
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Murder Rooms, the White Knight StratagemBy Paula from Cardiff , 10 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a Victorian murder mystery in the style of Sherlock Holmes. A young Dr Arthur Conan Doyle teams up with a forensic psychiatrist on whom he apparantly later based Sherlock Holmes, although the detecting in this t.v. film was mainly done by Conan Doyle. It was a quite enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half, and should appeal to Sherlock Holmes fans.
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Excellent SeriesBy a customer from Sussex , 10 Jun 2010This was an excellent series, alas too short. The writing was so good that I felt quite guilty at thinking the stories were so much better than the actual Sherlock Holes stories. They were, and the acting and setting were superb. There was a tangible sense of menace and the main characters especially came over as real people where both Holmes and Watson, however brilliantly played (and I include the inimitable Jeremy Brett as well as Ian Richardson in a previous incarnation) often seem so stereotypical and one-dimensional. In this episode it was good to see Rik Myall doing some real acting and creating a believable character.
Will the real Sherlock Holmes please come forward?By a customer from Yorkshire , 24 Nov 2009This series is an interesting conceit - did Conan Doyle really take inspiration for his master creation from a real life acquaintance? Ian Richardson plays the eponymous Dr Bell with aplomb, devouring the scenery and supporting artists around him with his excellence. This is a particular shame for the part of Doyle, re-cast after the initial pilot and ineffectively so, in my opinion. The balance between Richardson and his co-star is lost as a result, although this is partially made up for by Rik Mayall turning in a most unlike-Mayall - and rather impressive - performance. Although slightly dated in its filming style, it's worth a look.
ExcellentBy a customer from bournemouth , 04 Nov 2008If a fan of sherlock holmes you will enjoy this movie which is part of a series. In my opinion this is the best of the lot with an engrossing plot, fine acting and a good setting. Well worth a watch if you are into mystery and crime.
Murder Rooms: The White Knight StrategemBy a customer from Great Yarmouth , 31 Oct 2008As a Sherlock Holmes fan - from reading the books, not the films - though some versions have been excellent, I find the Murder Rooms series very good for story, pace and characterisation. The pace allows the viewer to reach their own conclusions - usually the most satisfying part of the process - and either be correct or mistaken. The setting and photography as well as the costumes are all helpful in creating what becomes an absorbing film experience.
ExcellentBy a customer from Birmingham , 22 May 2008Such a great series, real shame they didn't make more of them. They are all worth watching.