houdini & doyle

Now available on DVD

London, turn of the last century.

For the first time in human history, everything is changing and there’s a growing belief that science can explain it all, including the mysteries of death itself. Enter two of the great characters of the last 100-odd years – Harry Houdini, master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker – and Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the greatest detective of all time, a man who brought to life the ultimate rationalist and a man who believes in faeries. They grudgingly join forces to investigate crime; specifically crimes that appear to have, and may indeed have, a supernatural slant.

At its core, it’s a character study masquerading as a procedural — involving vampires or ghosts or time travel or telepathy — and each week there will be a mystery solved. Or almost solved, for there’ll always be a nagging doubt about what really happened. Which gives us a chance to explore real fundamental human issues. What do we believe – and more importantly — why? Is cynicism to be admired or is it the death of what makes us human? Is reason the antithesis of hope? But don’t worry, it’s also fun, funny and scary.

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