How Sherlock Changed the World DVD

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How Sherlock Changed the World His impact on real-life criminal and forensic investigation Sherlock Holmes, the most famous fictional detective in the world, was also the first Crime Scene Investigator. Based on a real surgeon, Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains, and minute traces of evidence to solve the crime. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle added his own knowledge ... More
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How Sherlock Changed the World

His impact on real-life criminal and forensic investigation

Sherlock Holmes, the most famous fictional detective in the world, was also the first Crime Scene Investigator. Based on a real surgeon, Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains, and minute traces of evidence to solve the crime. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle added his own knowledge of fledgling forensic techniques to create the fictional sleuth and his revolutionary crime-scene methods, set in an era when eyewitness reports and 'smoking gun' evidence were needed to convict criminals, and when police incompetence meant that Jack the Ripper stalked the streets freely.

Forensic scientists, crime historians, and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact the fictional detective had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. Using a mix of interviews, dramatic recreations, and archival footage, How Sherlock Changed the World details the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.

Producer: Paul Bernays
Executive Producer: Trish Powell
Production Company: Love Productions Limited
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2013
Director: Paul Bernays
Narrator: Andrew Lincoln
Actors: Edward Cartwright, Geraint Hill, Mark Drake, Jonathan Garratt, Paul Kerrigan
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Joseph
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5.0 star rating
07/05/22
Forensics
Review by Joseph on 07/05/22 review stating Forensics
Very detailed in how the fictional detective inspires modern law enforcement.
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Bj
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4.0 star rating
07/17/21
Well done but gorey.
Review by Bj on 07/17/21 review stating Well done but gorey.
Well done but gorey.
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M
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent research and interesting viewing!
Review by M on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent research and interesting viewing!
We enjoyed the show when it was televised and wanted to be able to enjoy it again. Thank you for the fine programs!!!
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Laura
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I really enjoyed this!
Review by Laura on 07/17/20 review stating I really enjoyed this!
Amazing how a fictional character could play such a posative role 100 years or more after the character was created. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his professor Bell were far ahead of their era. I recognized some of the people that were interviewed. Wow!
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View S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
18th Century CSI
Review by View S. on 07/17/20 review stating 18th Century CSI
If you love science and deductive thinkinbg, this is the beginning of it all. I am also a big fan of the Jeremy brett series, the new BBC series and Elementary in the US.
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Hobbie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Author of Fictional Character First
Review by Hobbie on 07/17/20 review stating Author of Fictional Character First
Modern Police Work Began by Sherlock Holmes. This is very interesting-a real delight!
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Happy
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Sherlock Holmes Was Great For Forensics
Review by Happy on 07/17/20 review stating Sherlock Holmes Was Great For Forensics
Movie was an excellent review for teaching a forensics class.
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Word N.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent resource for the classroom
Review by Word N. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent resource for the classroom
I plan to use this with the unit I teach surrounding the drama 12 Angry Men and several Sherlock Holmes short stories. The critical thinking required by modern day forensic scientists links with the type of thinking we require of our students to some degree so in addition to being of interest to students in my English 10 classes, the video makes a modern day connection to the values of classic literature.
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Marty
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Doyle knew more about detecting.
Review by Marty on 07/17/20 review stating Doyle knew more about detecting.
I found this DVD fascinating and learned that Doyles detective strategies are being used today.
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Pastor J.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Sherlock has been my inspiration for 50
Review by Pastor J. on 07/17/20 review stating Sherlock has been my inspiration for 50
The Sherlock Holmes series on PBS as well as other venues has been my inspiration for over 50 years. The DVD on How Sherlock Changed the world put it all together for me especially as it relates to modern forensics. Blessings on an excellent adventure. Rev Dr. Joel Bexell
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Lb
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent,
Review by Lb on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent,
Saw this on PBS and had to order it to show my literature students before we read HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Students loved the connection,and want to watch it again.
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Sherlockhlm
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
How Sherlock Changed The World
Review by Sherlockhlm on 07/17/20 review stating How Sherlock Changed The World
A excellent program. Made to display the far reaching talents of Sherlock Holmes. His methods shaped criminal investigating.Even to today. As stated by investigators world wide.It was Sherlock Holmes who taught us how to get evidence and what and how to gather it. Definetly a great program .And highly educational.
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Wam
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
old is new
Review by Wam on 07/17/20 review stating old is new
Very detailed. With so many crime series on tv,this dvd is most appropriate. PBS keep up good work. WAM


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