TV Tuesday: The Queen Street Gang 1968

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Fifty-five years, ago, today, the British, Thames Television TV show The Queen Street Gang was released. There were nine episodes from Aug. 1 to Sep. 26. Directors were Nicholas Ferguson and Adrian Cooper. Writers were Roy Russell and Desmond Skirrow. The main cast was Sebastian Abineri (Big Bill), Liz Crowther (Phillipa), Len Jones (Sniffer), Anthony Peplow (Speedy), Michael Feldman (Mini Morris), Michael Gwynn (Professor Morris) and Maureen O’Reilly (Mrs. Morris).

Comedy drama series. A group of kids manage to get involved in adventures with spies and the like.

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Well trained, highly organised and working from a secret H.Q., The Queen Street Gang were, undoubtedly, an attempt by Thames television to create a modern day Famous Five. There were even comparisons to be drawn with the Enid Blyton created characters, including one of the children being the daughter of a top secret researcher. The series was based on a 1966 children’s adventure book called The Case of the Silver Egg by Desmond Skirrow and adapted for TV by Roy Russell. The first of the two stories made involved a silver egg that was able to hold all the electricity in the world, which was then stolen by a group of criminals […]. It was up to the gang to recover it, rescue the kidnapped professor and make the world a safer place for us all.

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Noel Onely
January 24, 2019

This series is believed lost. ~Vic

The Queen Street Gang (Nostalgia Central)

10 thoughts on “TV Tuesday: The Queen Street Gang 1968

    The Oceanside Animals said:
    August 2, 2023 at 10:48 AM

    Lulu: “Our Dada says this looks like the sort of thing he would have watched, back in the day!”

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 3, 2023 at 6:24 PM

      It is a shame it is lost.

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    August 2, 2023 at 8:13 PM

    That’s another one I remember watching.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 3, 2023 at 6:24 PM

      In re-runs or first run?

    Badfinger (Max) said:
    August 3, 2023 at 9:07 PM

    It sounds like a really cool show…hard to believe those kids would be in their 60s and 70s.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 4, 2023 at 11:32 AM

      UK TV was way ahead of US TV. Their shows are older and more numerous.

      One of the directors or writers is still alive.

        Badfinger (Max) said:
        August 4, 2023 at 11:35 AM

        They were in a lot of ways. I just wish they would have stayed away from the video tapes. The Beatles had a rare TV spot that was erased over but it was recently found because a boy back then filmed it on the television at the time….they have jacked the sound up and made it watchable.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 4, 2023 at 11:47 AM

          Oh, the video tapers. I used to do that, too…long time ago.

          You’ve heard the joke about the BBC only having ten actors?

            Badfinger (Max) said:
            August 4, 2023 at 11:55 AM

            YES…I watch some shows like Life on Mars, Sherlock, and I watched Doctor Who…and yes many many times I’ve seen the same actors like John Simms and a few others.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              August 4, 2023 at 12:49 PM

              Right now, I am into Touching Evil, the original with Dobson Green. I loved Donovan & Farmiga’s American version but, it didn’t last.

              I dug for Life On Mars, the original but, no app is carrying it right now. Touching Evil is on Freevee.

              One of the cop characters on Touching Evil played Rose Tyler’s dad.

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