Martin Clunes to play Arthur Conan Doyle in ITV drama Arthur & George

Martin Clunes is to play Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in an ITV drama.

The high-profile series will be based on the novel Arthur & George by Julian Barnes.

The three-parter will be written by Silent Witness and Waking the Dead scribe Ed Whitmore.

ITV has also commissioned Line of Duty producer World Productions to make Code of a Killer, a two-part DNA-based crime thriller which tells the story of the first major UK case that was solved using DNA profiling.

Written by Michael Crompton, Code of a Killer will be directed by James Strong (Broadchurch). David Threlfall will star as Dcs David Barker, following his recent outing for ITV as Tommy Cooper in Not Like That, Like This.

ITV's director of television, channels and online Peter Fincham spoke about the channel's recent successful dramas, citing Tommy Cooper biopic Not Like That, Like This, The Widower and Prey. He
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