Synopsis by Hal Erickson
One of the BBC's earliest children's TV series, The Great Detective debuted on Saturday, July 4, 1953. In the first three episodes, the titular Great Detective (a Sherlock Holmes lampoon) was played by John Hewer. Then, suddenly and without explanation, Hewer was replaced by Graham Stark. Boasting a typically steller British supporting cast, The Great Detective ended its biweekly, six-episode run on September 26, 1953.