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)
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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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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 Being Human: The Greater Good (2013) See more »

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One two buckle my shoe...string
11 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Why isn't this available on video? So many other series are lauded and repeated over and over (Only Fools and Horses, etc.) and go on forever, turning up at Christmas with so called 'specials'. We could certainly do with some more Eddie as the rumours indicate. But I fear, as the times have now changed, and we have become jaded by the amount of detective dramas that the TV channels pump out as a safe bet to win ratings, some new Shoestring wouldn't look as innovative as it quite clearly was. The Beeb for once has repeated something watchable, as a while back, I was able to see some classic episodes again. Especially good was the one where Eddie loses it with a villain at the end.

Get your arse in gear BBC...Put this thing out on DVD!! Now!!


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