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
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen