If Arthur Conan Doyle based Sherlock Holmes on a real person to any degree, it was on his former professor, forensic pathologist Dr. Joseph Bell. This series recounts the fictional murder investigations that Bell might have undertaken with the assistance of young student Doyle.
When the acquaintances of a suicide victim are found murdered, opposing opinions about the investigation ignites a feud between Dr. Bell (Ian Richardson) and an old adversary from the police department.
Dr. Doyle has a strange encounter supposedly with his deceased fiancée while attending a séance ... leaving him depressed and pining for her even more - unfortunately for him though, the serial killer he and Dr. Bell have been investigating intends to unite him with her in the not so distant future.
When one of his new patients comes in complaining of having hallucinations of a strange masked cyclist following her home, Dr. Doyle (Charles Edwards) calls on his friend Dr. Joseph Bell (Ian Richardson) to assist him with checking in to the young lady's situation.