Shoestring (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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1980   1979  
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 Eddie Shoestring (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michael Medwin ...
 Don Satchley (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Doran Godwin ...
 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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The radio station was called Radio West. In 1981, shortly after the series had finished, a real-life radio station of the same name was launched in Bristol. It used a picture of Trevor Eve as Eddie Shoestring in the publicity information announcing its launch. The real-life Radio West was not very successful, but merged in 1985 with Wiltshire Radio to form the station "GWR". GWR became very successful, and has now grown into a large company whose portfolio includes stations such as CLASSIC FM See more »

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Featured in Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) 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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