Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) is an American period military drama television series that aired on NBC.
Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II “Black Sheep Squadron”.
The series was created and produced by Stephen J. Cannell.
The opening credits read: “In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg ‘Pappy’ Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep.”
An officer visits to re-qualify the squadron for combat duty, but his “by the book” testing standards are far different from the Black Sheep’s combat experience.
Baa Baa Black Sheep Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Creator(s): Stephen J. Cannell.
- Narrator(s): Robert Conrad.
- Director(s): Alex Beaton, Robert Conrad, Larry Doheny, and Walter Doniger.
- Producer(s): Stephen J. Cannell and Phillip DeGuere.
- Music: Mike Post and Pete Carpenter.
- Cinematography: Edward R. Plante, H. John Penner, John Elsenbach, and Chuck Arnold.
- Editor(s): Jerry Dronsky and Harvey Stambler.
- Production: Stephen J. Cannell Productions and Universal Television.
- Distributor(s): NBC Universal Television Distribution.
- Original Network: NBC.
- Release Date: 11 January 1978.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.