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Francis Boris 'Bo' Sawchuk is a fictional Canadian teenager who is a character in "The Adventures of Shirley Holmes" television series who attends Sussex Academy, along with Shirley Holmes and most of the rest of the cast. Bo acts as the Watson to Shirley's Holmes, assisting her in solving the mystery of the week.

Bo helps Shirley out with most of her cases.. although he often kicks himself for becoming involved. If she gets caught it's a note home for her but he could be expelled! But Bo found that he is just as curious as Shirley and, whiles they argue all the time, she's the first person he's trusted in a long time.

As a detective, Bo tends to jump to obvious conclusions, while Shirley is always challenging him to dig deeper. But to his credit, he is new to this game and has a lot to learn. He has some very useful skills from his past life as a member of a street gang. He also has a wicked sense of humor which can come in useful as Shirley can get a little intense during cases and Bo's wisecracks often help her to lighten up - which in turn clears her thinking and leads to correct solutions to the problem.

Character history[]

Before the series[]

Before Sussex Academy, Bo had been a member of a gang and had got into a lot of trouble. His parents have to scrimp and save every penny to send him there but, as the judge said, it was either a private school or reform school. So here he was, a boy from the "wrong side of the river", a working-class fish out of water surrounded by wealthy snots.

He first met Shirley in an after school detention and at first he thought she might be a stuck up little rich kid, like many of the other pupils but soon realized that despite her family's wealth, she was pretty down to earth and outspoken. Although he didn't want to admit it, he was pretty amazed at the girl detective's deductions about him.

Shirley came to his aid after he was falsely accused of setting a work shed on campus on fire. At the end of the series, he leaves for Ukraine to further his studies.

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