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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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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Referenced in The Cult of...: Shoestring (2008) See more »

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Somerset in LA (via London, England)
5 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This series was absolutely great fun, intelligent, and much enjoyed by me when I was living in the Bristol/Bath area.

I remember a critic saying that it made "Somerset look like California", but despite its so-called Bristol setting it was ravaged by London accents. It was disappointing that they could not find local actors or actors who could produce a feasible Bristol accent (just add an "l" to any word end in a vowel?) Still, great fun.

Sorry, I also wish that Eddie hadn't been eating and simultaneously drinking quite so heavily in the opening sequences, but then I'm very picky.


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