Monday, 8 July 2013

How Sherlock Changed the World

For those who are fans of Sherlock Holmes and his crime-solving methods, you'll want to catch a new two-hour PBS special coming this fall. It's entitled How Sherlock Changed the World and has as its premise that Holmes was not only the most famous of all fictional detectives, but also had a lasting impact on real-world criminal investigations.

The program discusses real-life crimes solved by the equipment, forensic techniques, and methods of detection employed by the fictional detective.

How Sherlock Changed the World is scheduled to air on PBS on Tuesdays, November 19 and 26, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

By the way, if you are interested in my post on the importance of forensic research in crime fiction writing, please visit my Open Investigations blog at


  1. I'm not very familiar with this genre, but it's evident that even American television is now picking up shows from Scandinavian crime writers for example 'Forbrydelsen', known as 'The Killing'.

    It's a wonderful thing when writers are recognised for their quality work.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Jackie. I agree with you that it is great to see good crime fiction being recognized in the mainstream.


  3. I don't think that's ever aired in UK, but it looks interesting.

    1. I couldn't find specific dates, but I did find a reference (see link below) to the fact that its airing in the UK will coincide with the third season of the Sherlock tv series. Perhaps this fall?