The Legend of the Lost Keys

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The Legend of the Lost Keys
Look and Read Legend of the Lost Keys title.jpg
Opening Credits of The Legend of the Lost Keys
Created by Jim Eldridge
Written by Jim Eldridge
Directed by Colin Cant
Starring Abigail Ansell
David Gant
Stafford Gordon
Jonathan Kitchens
Richard Morant
Sita Ramamurthy
Andrew Sachs
Tatiana Strauss
Sabra Williams
Theme music composer Debbie Wiseman
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Anne Brogan
Producer(s) Cas Lester
Running time 10 x 20 mins episodes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC
Original airing 12 January - 23 March 1998
Chronology
Preceded by Captain Crimson (1997)
Followed by Zzaap and the Word Master (2001)

The Legend of the lost keys is an educational BBC Look and Read production, which first aired on BBC Two from 12 January to 23 March 1998, and has been repeated regularly ever since.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Whilst on holiday, twins, Mark and Lisa, discover that their Uncle George is the guardian of an ancient box, which is a gateway to the world of Heritron. When the box is stolen by scientists, George worries that the evil leaders of Heritron are trying to break through to Earth and it's up to the twins to help get the box back.[3][4]

Characters and cast[edit]

Actor Character
Andrew Sachs George Gardener [5]
Jonathan Kitchens Mark Astor[5]
Abigail Ansell Lisa Astor[5]
Sabra Williams Erica Turner[5]
Richard Morant Sir Derek Janus[5]
David Gant Professor Humphrey Waters[5]
Tatiana Strauss Dr Burns[5]
Nicola Arumugan Ariana[5]
Sonia Graham Anna[5]
Sita Ramamurphy The Taker[5]
Stafford Gordon The Catcher[5]

Episodes[edit]

There are 10 Episodes in The Legend of the Lost Keys series. All of which lasts exactly 20 minutes.[3] There is also a book format written by Jim Eldridge which was released in 1998 published by BBC Books.[6]

Media release[edit]

Book[edit]

In January 1988 BBC books released a book called "The Legend of the Lost Keys" .

Release name UK release date Author Publisher Notes Ref
The Legend of the Lost Keys January 1998 Jim Eldridge BBC Books Paperback [7]

VHS[edit]

Release name UK release date Notes Ref
The Legend of the Lost Keys 1998 Double VHS video. [8]

DVD[edit]

Release name UK release date
Notes Ref
The Legend of the Lost Keys 31 July 2006 Double DVD Plus Pack [9][10][11]

CD-ROM[edit]

Release name UK release date
Publisher Platform Notes Ref
Look and Read Legend of the Lost Keys Macintosh CD Pack 31 December 1997 Logotron Limited MAC For ages 5–11 [12]
Look and Read Legend of the Lost Keys Acorn CD Pack 11 June 1998 Logotron Limited PC For ages 5–11 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Look and Read - The Legend of the Lost Keys:". Look and Read. Archived from the original on 7 February 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Legend of the Lost Keys-The Box". BBC. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "The Legend of the Lost Keys" (1998)". IMDB. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Look and Read The Legend of the Lost Keys" )". Broadcasts for Schools. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "BFI Film & TV Database The LEGEND OF THE LOST KEYS (1997)". BFI. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "JIM ELDRIDGE WRITING CREDITS". Jim Eldrige. Archived from the original on 22 February 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "The Legend of the Lost Keys". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Legend of the Lost Keys BBC double vhs video". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Look and Read: Legend of the Lost Key DVD Plus Pack". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "BBC Legend of the Lost Keys - DVD Plus Pack". trumedia-shop.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "LORE: Lost Key DVD Plus Pack". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Look and Read Legend of the Lost Keys Macintosh CD Pack". bookshop.blackwell.co.uk. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Look and Read Legend of the Lost Keys Acorn CD Pack". bookshop.blackwell.co.uk. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 

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