What to Watch on Tuesday: ‘Voice’ finale and ‘How Sherlock Changed the World’

12/17/2013 6:00 AM

12/11/2013 1:37 PM

How Sherlock Changed the World (9pm, UNC-TV) - A fascinating two-hour look at how the investigative techniques used by the fictional Sherlock Holmes greatly influenced real-life criminal investigations. We even learn about the doctor who was Arthur Conan Doyle’s inspiration for Sherlock. Also included: remarks from forensic scientists, including Dr. Henry Lee, and author Anthony Horowitz (“The House of Silk” – the latest Sherlock Holmes book). The only drawback is that I found the actor who portrayed Sherlock in the dramatizations to be off-putting to a distracting degree. Otherwise, an excellent program.

The Voice (9pm, NBC) - The winner is revealed in the Season 5 finale.

Person of Interest (10pm, CBS) - A series of flashbacks to Finch’s teen years provide insight into his creation of the Machine. Meanwhile, a dying man’s number comes up, and Reese strikes out on his own.

Marshal Law: Texas (10pm, TNT) - A wanted gang member is tracked in a case that turns personal. Elsewhere, a teen goes on the run after allegedly stabbing his mentor 50 times.

How to Survive the End of the World (10pm, National Geographic Channel) - Examining the possibility of a black hole colliding with Earth and its impact on volcanic activity.

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