Houdini & Doyle is a British-Canadian-American television drama series based on the friendship of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A 10-episode first season was ordered by Fox in the United States, ITV in the United Kingdom, and Global in Canada. The pilot episode was written by co-creators David Hoselton and David Titcher. The first episode was broadcast on ITV on Sunday 13 March 2016.[1]

On August 3, 2016, Fox cancelled the series after one season. [2]

Premise Edit

Harry Houdini is a skeptic who doesn't believe anything unless he can see it himself. Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle is a believer who wants to prove that the supernatural is real. The drama opens in 1901 London, shortly after the publication of Doyle's The Great Boer War. Houdini and Doyle become involved in the investigation of several mysterious deaths. They argue over whether the causes are natural or supernatural, and often wager on the cause, which causes their police liaison, Constable Adelaide Stratton, some embarrassment.

Cast Edit

Production Edit

External scenes were filmed in Liverpool city centre. The series was filmed on two stages at The Space Project in Manchester.

Broadcast Edit

The series premiered on ITV in the United Kingdom 13 March 2016. It premiered on 2 May 2016, on Global in Canada and Fox in the United States. Now TV became the Online Streaming Network for the series on 24 June 2015.

Episodes Edit

No. Image Title Writer Director Airdate
The Maggies Redress
"The Maggie's Redress" David Hoselton
David N. Titcher
Stephen Hopkins 13 March 2016
Houdini, Doyle and Adelaide investigate the murder of a nun in one of the notorious Magdalene Laundries.
A Dish of Adharma
"A Dish of Adharma" David Hoselton Stephen Hopkins 17 March 2016
Claiming he’s avenging a murder – his own murder in a past life – a 12-year-old boy shoots a prominent suffragette.
In Manus Dei
"In Manus Dei" Melissa R. Byer
Treena Hancock
Daniel O'Hara 24 March 2016
When a heckler is mysteriously struck down at a faith healer’s show, the team investigates whether the healer is truly channeling the power of God.
Spring-Heel'd Jack
"Spring-Heel'd Jack" Carl Binder Daniel O'Hara 31 March 2016
A mysterious flying panthom is killing people at night in London.
The Curse of Korzha
"The Curse of Korzha" Josh Brandon Edward Bazalgette 7 April 2016
The medium Madame Korzha led to discovery of kidnapped girls but the trio is not convinced by the spirit behind the psychic.
The Monsters of Nethermoor
"The Monsters of Nethermoor" Nazrin Choudhury Edward Bazalgette 14 April 2016
What seems to be an alien invasion in the country led Houdini, Doyle and constable Stratton to investigate.
"Bedlam" David N. Titcher Robert Lieberman 21 April 2016
Doyle most terrible fear may become true when he's recovered at Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as Bedlam, a hideous psychiatric hospital in London.
"Strigoi" Carl Binder Robert Lieberman 28 April 2016
When the housemaid of Doyle's old friend Bram Stoker is murdered with a stake through the heart, suspicions arise that Stoker may either be the killer...or a vampire.
"Necromanteion" Melissa R. Byer
Treena Hancock
Jeff Renfroe 5 May 2016
While Houdini visits New York to bury his mother, Doyle and Adelaide investigate a murderous poltergeist in Canada, encountering Thomas Edison with his newest invention, the Necrophone, a device for communicating with the dead.
"The Pall of LaPier" David Hoselton Jeff Renfroe 12 May 2016
The trio investigate a small town where almost everyone died simultaneously with no visible cause. However Adelaide is distracted by the revelation that her husband faked his death, while Houdini continues to see his mother's ghost, and fears he is going mad

Promotional Edit

References Edit

  1. Houdini and Doyle from Wikipedia
  2. Houdini and Doyle canceled after one season