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Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars (BBC-1 2007, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson)

Sherlock Holme and the Baker Street Irregulars

Period family crime drama set amidst the sinister and foggy streets of late Victorian London, Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars tells a tale of murder, mystery and intrigue.

When Sherlock Holmes is called in by Scotland Yard to investigate the mysterious death of one of their detectives, he enlists the help of the Baker Street Irregulars: a rag-tag group of street kids who have learnt to fend for themselves on the harsh streets of London town.

However, the Irregulars face a challenge of their own: their leader, Jack, is missing and the gang fears the worst.

Jack’s sister, Sadie, is determined to find him and the Irregulars have turned to Holmes to help solve the mystery. However, when Sadie also goes missing, it seems a desperate situation.

The plot thickens when Holmes himself is accused of murder and put under house arrest. The Irregulars must rally together to help Holmes confront an old nemesis, solve the crime and find their missing friends.

Finch steps up as leader of the gang and the Irregulars take to the streets in a series of disguises to help solve the mystery and find Jack and Sadie. It’s not long before they come across their prime suspect – master criminal Irene Adler.

Only by combining all their skills can they hope to free Holmes and prevent what could be the most audacious crime of the century…

UK / BBC1 – RDF / 2×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 18 – Sunday 25 March 2007 @ 5.45pm

Writers: Richard Kurti, Bev Doyle / Executive Producer: Elaine Serber / Producer: Andy Rowley / Director: Julian Kemp

cast
JONATHAN PRYCE as Sherlock Holmes
BILL PATERSON as Dr Watson
MIA FERNANDEZ as Sadie
AARON JOHNSON as Finch
ANNA CHANCELLOR as Irene Adler
MICHAEL MALONEY as Inspector Stirling
MEGAN JONES as Jasmine
ALICE HEWKIN as Tealeaf
DEAN GIBBONS as Sticks
BENJAMIN SMITH as Jack