Detectives Use Their Minds to Fight Crime on TV
Crime happens every day all over the world and we usually learn about it remotely, through the newspaper or television news programs. The unlucky among us may have witnessed criminal activity first hand through a burglary robbery or even homicide. Crime is a fact of life as it always has been but now we can watch how crimes are committed and then how they are solved through our TV sets.
Always popular since the first novelist wrote about the first detectives like those imagined by Edgar Allan Poe or Sherlock Holmes 1887 character Arthur Conan Doyle, the fictional detective was warmly received when television programming began. We love to watch how crimes are solved and perhaps there is a little of the sleuth in most of us. It takes intelligence to solve crime and those fictional crime solvers are always entertaining to watch from week to week.
Actors put the “character” in fictional stories
The BBC has had a long time commitment to entertaining as well as educating the audience, and characters like Colonel March of Scotland Yard, Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid partner Dr. Watson, and the medieval Monk Father …