Arthur And George

By Julian Barnes.

Abridged by Katrin Williams.

The novel is nominated for the Booker Prize, the winner of which is announced today.

Read by Clive Merrison.

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012005101020120903 (BBC7)

By Julian Barnes.

Abridged by Katrin Williams.

The novel is nominated for the Booker Prize, the winner of which is announced today.

Read by Clive Merrison.The true story of how the creator of one of literatures most enduring fictional detectives became the champion of a young solicitor who was the victim of an appalling miscarriage of justice.

Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle encounters a vulnerable solicitor. Clive Merrison reads the 2005 Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel.

Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle encounters a vulnerable solicitor.

022005101120120904 (BBC7)

Strange goings-on at the Vicarage are the subject of an unsympathetic police investigation.

The young Conan Doyle gets married.

Novel about the Sherlock Holmes author and a troubled solicitor. The young vicar's son deals with hate. Read by Clive Merrison.

The young vicar's son deals with hate. Read by Clive Merrison.

032005101220120905 (BBC7)

Arthur puts an end to Sherlock Holmes whilst troubling and mysterious events continue to dominate George's world.

Novel about the Sherlock Holmes author and a troubled solicitor. The police have made their mind up. Read by Clive Merrison.

The police have made their mind up. Read by Clive Merrison.

042005101320120906 (BBC7)

The Chief Constable puts pressure on his men to solve the series of attacks on livestock.

The vicar's son is in his sights.

Novel about the Sherlock Holmes author and a troubled solicitor. The vicar's son finds himself on trial. Read by Clive Merrison.

The vicar's son finds himself on trial. Read by Clive Merrison.

052005101420120907 (BBC7)

Both Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji find themselves in challenging and bewildering situations.

Novel about the Sherlock Holmes author and a troubled solicitor. Sudden changes blight both men's lives. Read by Clive Merrison.

Novel about the Sherlock Holmes author and a troubled solicitor.

062005101720120910 (BBC7)

Arthur Conan Doyle is struggling with his chivalric ideals - he is in love with another woman but determined to remain faithful to his dying wife.

George Edalji, meanwhile, is free but disgraced - and in need of a champion.

Arthur Conan Doyle struggles with his chivalric ideals, while George Edalji is in need of a champion. Read by Clive Merrison.

Arthur Conan Doyle struggles with chivalric ideals, while George Edalji needs a champion.

072005101820120911 (BBC7)

Arthur embarks upon his investigations.

Arthur is energised by his investigations when he meets disgraced George's family. Read by Clive Merrison.

082005101920120912 (BBC7)

The creator of Sherlock Holmes confronts the Chief Constable.

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, confronts the chief constable over George Edalji. Read by Clive Merrison.

092005102020120913 (BBC7)

Arthur's investigations are conducted with an enthusiasm that leaves George feeling uneasy about their outcome.

Sir Arthur's enthusiastic style of investigations leave George feeling uneasy about their outcome. Read by Clive Merrison.

10 LAST2005102120120914 (BBC7)

Arthur's last words are witnessed by George.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's passing leaves George Edalji in a quandary over death and spirituality. Concluded by Clive Merrison.