The Baker Street Boys

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The Baker Street Boys
Genre Mystery
Created by Arthur Conan Doyle
Written by Richard Carpenter
Anthony Read
Directed by Marilyn Fox
Michael Kerrigan
Starring Jay Simpson
Debbie Norris
Suzi Ross
Adam Woodyatt
David Garlick
Damion Napier
Roger Ostine
Hubert Rees
Colin Jeavons
Stanley Lebor
Pat Keen
Theme music composer David Epps
Alan Roper
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Producer(s) Paul Stone
Anthony Gruner
Running time 25 mins
Production company(s) BBC
Broadcast
Original channel BBC
Original run 8 March 1983 (1983-03-08) – 1 April 1983 (1983-04-01)

The Baker Street Boys is a British television series made by the BBC and first shown in 1983. The series is based around a gang of street urchins living in Victorian London who assist the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in solving crimes and find themselves tackling cases of their own.

Episodes[edit]

Eight episodes were broadcast:

# Original airdate Title
1 8 March 1983 "The Adventure of the Disappearing Dispatch Case, Part 1"
2 11 March 1983 "The Adventure of the Disappearing Dispatch Case, Part 2"
3 15 March 1983 "The Ghost of Julian Midwinter, Part 1"
4 18 March 1983 "The Ghost of Julian Midwinter, Part 2"
5 22 March 1983 "The Adventure of the Winged Scarab, Part 1"
6 25 March 1983 "The Adventure of the Winged Scarab, Part 2"
7 29 March 1983 "The Case of the Captive Clairvoyant, Part 1"
8 4 April 1983 "The Case of the Captive Clairvoyant, Part 2"

VHS release[edit]

In 1985, the BBC released 4 episodes from the series on VHS video. They were edited into two 48 minute long episodes.

The two stories featured were "The Adventure of the Disappearing Dispatch Case" (from Episodes 1 and 2) and "The Adventure of the Winged Scarab" (from Episodes 5 and 6).

Books[edit]

Seven books based on the TV series have been published to date:

Title Author Date Publisher ISBN
The Baker Street Boys Brian Ball 1983 BBC/Knight Books ISBN 978-0-3403-3300-6
The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Disappearing Detective Anthony Read 2005 Walker Books Ltd ISBN 978-1-84428-961-5
The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Captive Clairvoyant Anthony Read 2006 Walker Books Ltd ISBN 978-0-7445-7016-8
The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Ranjipur Ruby Anthony Read 2006 Walker Books Ltd ISBN 978-1-4063-0088-8
The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Limehouse Laundry Anthony Read 2007 Walker Books Ltd ISBN 978-1-4063-0341-4
The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Stolen Sparklers Anthony Read 2008 Walker Books Ltd ISBN 978-1-4063-0342-1
The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Haunted Horrors Anthony Read 2009 Walker Books Ltd ISBN 978-1-4063-0343-8

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