Houdini and Doyle

  • Title: Houdini & Doyle – The Pall of LaPier
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Houdini & Doyle - The Pall of LaPier

The finale of Houdini & Doyle features a new mystery of the week plus the conclusion of the anarchist plot involving Adelaide’s (Rebecca Liddiard) presumed-dead husband (Jacob Blair). Houdini (Michael Weston), Doyle (Stephen Mangan), and Adelaide head to a small mining town in Ontario where all but two residents mysteriously died without leaving any signs of a cause. Despite the supernatural feel of the case, the threesome eventually discover the scientific cause of the deaths leaving them available to decode the terrorist’s code and uncover a plot to assassination President William McKinley (Gary Augustynek) on his visit to Canada.

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Houdini & Doyle – Strigoi

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2016

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  • Title: Houdini & Doyle – Strigoi
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Houdini & Doyle - Strigoi

A threat against Bram Stoker (Paul Ritter) and the murder of his housekeeper forces Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) to stand-up for his friend while Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) suspect the Dracula author may be the killer they are looking for. Stoker’s behavior of drinking blood and disappearing from a cell in police headquarters don’t help the author’s case.

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Houdini & Doyle – Bedlam

by Alan Rapp on June 14, 2016

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  • Title: Houdini & Doyle – Bedlam
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Houdini & Doyle - Bedlam

An attack on a priest by a recently-released mental patient believing she may have been possessed and a man at the center of an exorcism left as a vegetable leads Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan), Harry Houdini (Michael Weston), and Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) to Bethlem Hospital in search of answers. While investigating the case, Doyle stumbles on the doctor’s secret concerning his father’s death at the hospital which gets him locked away in the asylum with a patient (Ewen Bremner) who believes he is Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Title: Houdini & Doyle – The Monsters of Nethermoor
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Houdini & Doyle - The Monsters of Nethermoor

Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan), Harry Houdini (Michael Weston), and Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) travel into the country to investigate a murder suspect who claims his missing wife was abducted by aliens. While the town’s prejudice to the man forces Harry to champion his cause, Arthur has serious doubts allowing the skeptic and believer to swap places for this particular episode. Eventually there proves to be a rational, although still bizarre, explanation for the woman’s disappearance.

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  • Title: Houdini & Doyle – The Curse of Korzha
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Houdini & Doyle - The Curse of Korzha

“The Curse of Korzha” is the first episode of Houdini & Doyle I have watched. Jumping into the middle of a show’s First Season can be problematic as you are unaware of the character and world building already accomplished to this point in the series. Set in 1901 London, the series centers around a consulting detective partnership between author Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) and magician Harry Houdini (Michael Weston). In the vein of The X-Files, the pair investigate mysterious incidents where one (Houdini) seeks a rational explanation while the other (Doyle) is open to the possibility that the supernatural is real.

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