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Great Detective, The (BBC 1953, John Hewer, Graham Stark)

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In A Land Of Plenty (BBC-2 2001 with Helen McCrory and Robert Pugh)

Early children’s sitcom which detailed episodes from the files of the self styled Great Detective.

The actor playing the Great Detective suddenly changed halfway through the shows short run with Graham Stark replacing John Hewer without explanation.

production details
UK / BBC / 6×30 minute episodes / 1953 4 July – 26 September Saturdays 5 30pm Fortnightly / black and white

Writer: Philip Godfrey / Producers: Douglas Hurn, Shaun Sutton

cast
JOHN HEWER as The Great Detective (Episodes 1-4)
GRAHAM STARK as The Great Detective (Episode 5-6)
JOHN SINCLAIR as Richard Rockhead
NORAH GAUSSEN as Annabella Clutterbuck
FELIX FELTON as Soames, the Butler
ERIK CHITTY as Cribbins, the Gardener
BILL SHINE as Jasper Bloodstone

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