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Mangan set to play Conan Doyle

Stephen Mangan will star as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in another ITV drama featuring the famous author.

Actor Martin Clunes recently played Sherlock Holmes' creator in the broadcaster's drama Arthur & George.

Now the Episodes star (inset) will play the writer alongside House and Six Feet Under actor Michael Weston as magician and escape artist Harry Houdini.

The 10-part drama will depict the "real-life friends, real-life adversaries and real-life crime solvers" and will be broadcast on ITV Encore in 2016 and on Fox in the US.