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Jonathan Pryce is to star as Sherlock Holmes in a Sunday afternoon drama on the Beeb. However, the show won’t focus on Holmes: instead, it’ll be looking at his Baker Street irregulars, a gang of urchins who helped him find out information.
Good news: It also stars Bill Paterson, Anna Chancellor and Michael Maloney
Bad news: it’s being adapted by Robin Hood co-writers Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle
Sounds to me terribly reminiscent of The Baker Street Boys, an early 80s Beeb drama that Richard Carpenter (Robin of Sherwood‘s creator) and Anthony Read put together. Is there something about Robin Hood that makes people want to write about other gangs from classic fiction?