Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars
Jonathan Pryce and Bill Paterson head the cast of Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars, an original Sherlock Holmes mystery.
Written for BBC One and CBBC by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle (Kidnapped, Robin Hood, Primeval), this new family drama pits Holmes and the Irregulars against one of the famous detective's greatest enemies.
The rag-tag group of street kids known as the Irregulars first appeared in the Sherlock Holmes novel A Study In Scarlet in 1887.
This time, the Irregulars find themselves having to solve the mysterious disappearance of two of their own gang, while Holmes himself is accused of murder and put under house arrest.
Only by combining all their skills can they hope to free Holmes and the kidnap victims, solve the murders and prevent an audacious heist.
Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars is RDF Television's first family drama, bringing together the multi-award winning Jonathan Pryce (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Brazil) as Sherlock Holmes, with Bill Paterson (Sea Of Souls, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Wives And Daughters) playing his trusty companion, Dr Watson.
It also stars Anna Chancellor (Tipping The Velvet, Spooks, Four Weddings And A Funeral) as Irene Adler, Michael Maloney (Monarch Of The Glen, Truly, Madly, Deeply) as Inspector Stirling, and a host of rising young stars as the Baker Street Irregulars.
The executive producer is RDF Television's Head of Family Drama, Elaine Sperber, the director is Julian Kemp and the producer is Andy Rowley. It is commissioned by Jon East for CBBC.
Executive producer Elaine Sperber says: "This is an exciting new mystery adventure with a fantastic cast which will be welcomed by a very wide audience. It gives the iconic figure of Holmes a slightly more modern feel, bringing him alive for a new generation of viewers as well as for his loyal fans."