Drama

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

This series brings to life the many detectives of late Victorian London who were "The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes," from R. Austin Freeman’s brilliant forensic expert Dr. John Thorndyke to Arthur Morrison’s notorious villain, private inquiry agent Horace Dorrington, William Hope Hodgson’s world-famous ghost hunter Carnacki and Baroness Orczy’s detective Lady Molly of Scotland Yard.

The Absent-Minded Coterie

50m 41s

Fraud, forgery and murder all play a part in this mystery in which Robert Barr’s Monsieur Valmont, France’s greatest amateur detective, must face, with the addition of a pretty lady and some exceedingly delicious cakes.

Episodes

  • The Superfluous Finger: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Superfluous Finger

    S2 E7 - 50m 31s

    When a beautiful young woman asks a London surgeon to cut off one of her perfectly healthy fingers, there must surely be an intriguing reason for this. Jacques Futrelle’s Prof. van Dusen is called upon to “think” his way to a solution.

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    The Mystery of the Amber Beads

    S2 E12 - 47m 25s

    Who murdered Mrs. Arryford? The answer is obvious to Det. Sgt. Grubber, but not to Hagar the gypsy. To her, feelings are more reliable than facts and it takes all of her gypsy intuition to arrive at the right solution.

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    The Secret of the Magnifique

    S2 E4 - 51m 33s

    Laxworthy, an elderly gentleman, conceives a plan of great international importance. With the aid of two ex-convicts, he secures the safety of the plans for the first torpedo to be used by the French Navy. In their service to the French government, they will, of course, stand to make a profit themselves.

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    The Moabite Cipher

    S2 E9 - 51m 14s

    London, 1912. Before the state visit of the Russian Grand Duke, there is an anarchist plot to assassinate him. A mysterious cipher could lead to the ring leaders of the conspiracy, but the subsequent event nearly costs R. Austin Freeman’s Dr. John Thorndyke his life.

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    The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway

    S2 E1 - 51m 49s

    In this mystery from Baroness Orczy, a beautiful girl lies dead on the seat of an underground train. Polly Burton, an ambitious young woman who wants to become a crime reporter, takes a ride on the same train. But Polly must beware that all the murderer wants to do is shake hands.

  • The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst

    S2 E6 - 50m 46s

    Lieutenant Holst, a quiet, unambitious but stubborn members of the Copenhagen police force, gets involved in an international situation. His orders are countermanded by his superiors, and as a result a tragic death occurs. Left to his own devices and instincts, could Holst have saved a man’s life?

  • The Looting of the Specie Room: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Looting of the Specie Room

    S2 E11 - 50m 59s

    The R.M.S Oceanic is attempting the fastest-ever transatlantic crossing. In the ship’s specie room (the strong room at the bottom of the ship’s hold), there is a valuable consignment of gold bullion. When that disappears, not only is the transatlantic record in jeopardy, but so is the life of the purser, Mr. Horrocks.

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    Cell

    S2 E3 - 48m 36s

    The door shuts with a dull metal clang. Professor van Dusen is locked in the Condemned Cell – Cell 13. Between him and freedom are the cell walls, 7 locked steel doors, an 18-foot high wall, and 25 yards of clear ground lit by searchlights. He claims he will “think” his way out. Will he do it? Or, will be become a laughing stock?

  • Anonymous Letters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Anonymous Letters

    S2 E8 - 51m 24s

    Who is the author of the series of vile anonymous letters received by the Countess Nadja, the wife of the Archduke Othmar? Against the sparkling background of high-society Vienna at the turn of the century, Balduin Groller’s Dagobert Trostler must find the solution, even if it gives him little satisfaction.

  • The Missing Q.C.s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Missing Q.C.s

    S2 E13 - 51m 1s

    John Oxenham wrote this sensational murder trial and sensational turn of events. Charles Dallas finds himself involved in strange and sinister circumstances in his search for the missing Q.C.s.

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    The Absent-Minded Coterie

    S2 E5 - 50m 41s

    Fraud, forgery and murder all play a part in this mystery in which Robert Barr’s Monsieur Valmont, France’s greatest amateur detective, must face, with the addition of a pretty lady and some exceedingly delicious cakes.

  • The Secret of the Fox Hunter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Secret of the Fox Hunter

    S2 E10 - 51m 44s

    William le Queux’s William Drew of the Foreign Office becomes involved in the most dangerous mission of his life when Count Krempelstein, the chief of German intelligence, arrives in England.

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