Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective
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1980   1979  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Trevor Eve ...  Eddie Shoestring 21 episodes, 1979-1980
Michael Medwin ...  Don Satchley 21 episodes, 1979-1980
Doran Godwin ...  Erica Bayliss 21 episodes, 1979-1980
Liz Crowther Liz Crowther ...  Sonia 21 episodes, 1979-1980
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Radioetsivä See more »

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Runtime:

(21 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Banks Stewart and Richard Harris jointly created Shoestring. The BBC commissioned Harris to write the first episode Shoestring: Private Ear (1979) but then rejected his script. Banks Stewart had to re-write the episode and Harris left the programme. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #7.1 (2005) See more »

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Currently being repeated...
31 August 2005 | by kippaxSee all my reviews

on UKTVDrama on a daily basis.

Watching now it appears a repetitive.

In each episode....

You they (Eddie & Erica) are jumping each others bones.... but its never really revealed.

He always ends up in a car chase in TV's dullest motor. An orange, Mk3 Cortina estate.

He's guaranteed a good kicking at some point.

He gets a bollocking off his boss.

His fellow DJ's will have a pop at him.

DESPITE all that I am still actually quite enjoying the repeat of the series. He's quite a relaxed, yet you sense "not quite right" character. He seems to be bluffing his way through.


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