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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 Eddie Shoestring (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Don Satchley (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Erica Bayliss (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
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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30 September 1979 (UK)  »

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Radioetsivä  »

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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 »

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Referenced in I'm Alan Partridge: A Room with an Alan (1997) See more »

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Enjoyable - 9/10
18 August 2003 | by (Hellhole) – See all my reviews

I've always loved detective stories and this is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I don't remember much of it, because I was only about 6 years old when I saw this serial. I still remember the title music, which, later on I found out was the "Songbird" tune... The private-eye (Trevor eve) was perfect for the "not-normal" character, looked and acted the part well. Quite a thrilling thriller, quite and edge of the seat at the same time! I wish they would re-telecast this series once again so that I could refresh my memory... I'd give it a 9/10.


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