|Shirley Holmes Flits Around Town|
TV series shoots 13 new episodes in city
The cricket pitch at Assiniboine Park will be getting some international TV exposure, thanks to The Adventures of Shirley Holmes.
The locally made YTV series was on location yesterday, shooting an episode called The Case of the Rising Moon.
Thirteen episodes in total are being shot around town this summer by series producer Credo Entertainment Corp.
The company is using a variety of interior and exterior sites. Next Monday, the crew will be back at the series' school set, the old Manitoba School For the Deaf on Shaftsbury. Next Wednesday, they'll be at the Manitoba Children's Museum.
Earlier this week, they were at The Forks, where they built a circus set for the episode The Case of the Bouncing Baby.
Series stars Meredith Henderson and John White, Ontario actors both, donned clown suits for that one.
During the summer, YTV is airing the original 13 Shirley Holmes episodes on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings. The second set won't air until next winter.
Credo recently announced that the BBC has bought the British rights to the first 13 episodes and has optioned the second 13. The episodes are tentively set to air on the sceptre'd isle next April.
It will be interesting to see how the Brits react to Shirley Holmes. After all, the series owes its inspiration to Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the great English cultural exports.
Although Credo productions are aired all over the world, Shirley Holmes marks only the second sale to the BBS.