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Arthur & George

A three-part ITV crime drama, based on real events and adapted from Julian Barnes’ novel of the same name, about the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji, a man sent to prison for a crime he claimed he did not commit.

During the filming for Arthur & George, the Museum’s buildings were transformed to become the sleepy Staffordshire hamlet of Great Wyrley in the 1900s – the scene of the crime.

Speaking on set at the Black Country Living Museum, Martin Clunes said: “This museum is just fantastic” 

Producer Trevor Hopkins commented: “This is a perfect location for this part of the story. The Black Country Museum is a complete revelation to me, it’s amazing."

Laura Wakelin, BCLM's Director of Marketing & Communications said: “We are very pleased that the Museum is being used as a filming location in yet another primetime drama – especially one whose story is embedded in local history.  Though the ‘Great Wyrley Outrages’ happened over a century ago, the main theme of justice will still resonate with audiences today and we are proud to be involved in this new drama series.”

According to DigitalSpy, when it aired on Monday 2 March 2015, Arthur & George was the most-watched programme outside of soaps on that day with an average 5.29 million viewers and an additional 200,000 on the +1 channel. 

ITV's Arthur & George Trailer


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  Mar 16

Love playing spot @BCLivingMuseum on #ArthurAndGeorge #BlackCountry

Great to see on . Fantastic place. Thoroughly recommend a visit if you've never been

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 Mar 2

It seems the 'film set' is all over my TV screen today. and in the same day


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In the Black Country a chamber pot is also called a ‘Guzz’under’ because it ‘goes under the bed’!


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