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HOUDINI AND DOYLE: “A Dish of Adharma” Sees a Child Avenge His Own Murder — From a Previous Life

By on May 4, 2016
L-R: Stephen Mangan and Michael Weston. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

L-R: Stephen Mangan and Michael Weston. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

FOX’s charming supernatural romp Houdini and Doyle premiered Monday to weak ratings, securing only 2.62 million viewers and averaging 0.7 in the demo.

A slow burn or a bad sign?  (For the record, we quite liked both episodes sent our way for review by the Network.)

Either way, the show continues May 9 with a second installment, and we’ve got two new sneak peeks from it to share with you below.

The episode is titled “A Dish of Adharma” and sees a 12-year-old boy shooting a prominent suffragette, claiming he’s avenging his own murder from a previous life. In order to find the truth, the team must first solve a decades-old killing.

And in case you’re wondering (we were, and had to go look it up) Adharma is the Sanskrit antonym of Dharma, meaning “that which is not in accord with the Dharma.”

Connotations include unnaturalness, wrongness, evil, immorality, wickedness, and vice.

Catch yourself some Victorian wickedness and vice Monday, May 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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Houdini and Doyle stars Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Weston as Harry Houdini, Rebecca Liddiard as Constable Adelaide Stratton, Tim McInnerny as Chief Inspector Merring and Adam Nagaitis as Sergeant Gudgett.

Guest Cast in “A Dish of Adharma” includes Emily Carey as Mary Conan Doyle, Noah Jupe as Kingsley Conan Doyle, Angela Curran as Vera, Laura Fraser as Lydia Belworth, Matt Lanigan as Frank Bennett, Ruth Lass as Clara Bennett, Andrea Lowe as Beatrice, Sian Breckin as Margery, Phil Nice as Reverend Gilby, and Samuel Joslin as Boy.