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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
30 September 1979 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
User Reviews:
Somerset in LA (via London, England) See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 17)

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 ... Sonia (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Series Directed by
Marek Kanievska (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Douglas Camfield (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Paul Ciappessoni (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mike Vardy (2 episodes, 1979)
Ben Bolt (2 episodes, 1980)
Henry Herbert (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert Banks Stewart (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Richard Harris (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Bennett (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dave Humphries (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Peter Miller (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
William Hood (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Robert Banks Stewart .... producer (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Baker (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Keith Burton (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Peter Chapman (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Elmer Cossey (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Feig (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Peter Hall (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ken Westbury (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
Graham Walker (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Production Design by
John Hurst (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Humphrey Jaeger (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Costume Design by
Dorinda Rea (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Richard Winter (5 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Judy Cain .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Deanne Turner .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1980)
Christine Whitney .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Colin Dudley .... unit production manager / unit manager (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Dodds .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
Sid Sutton .... title sequence (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Sound Department
John Hale .... series dubbing mixer / dubbing mixer (21 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jerry Leon .... dubbing editor (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Frances Parker .... dubbing editor (8 episodes, 1980)
Charles Pitt .... film recordist (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Stephen Evans .... dubbing editor (5 episodes, 1980)
Nick Williams .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 1979)
Masahiro Hirakubo .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 1980)
Richard Boulter .... film recordist / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bryan Showell .... film recordist (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
John Taylor .... boom operator / trainee boom operator (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Peter Kersey .... special effects (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Brace .... visual effects (1 episode, 1980)
Chris Lawson .... visual effects (1 episode, 1980)
Andy Lazell .... visual effects (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Stunts
Tim Condren .... stunt arranger (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Frank Henson .... stunt arranger (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Eddie Powell .... stunt arranger (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Turner .... chief electrician (3 episodes, 1979)
Ken Aylett .... chief electrician (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bernard Ashby .... chief film editor / film editor (20 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tariq Anwar .... film editor (3 episodes, 1979)
Chris Wimble .... film editor (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Paul Garrick .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1979)
John Lee .... film editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Music Department
George Fenton .... composer: theme music (9 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Other crew
John Watson .... assistant floor manager (10 episodes, 1980)
Phillip Bowman .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Patrick Sutton .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1979)
Bob Baker .... script editor (6 episodes, 1979)
Robert Holmes .... script editor (6 episodes, 1980)
Gary Downie .... assistant floor manager / production assistant (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Norma Flint .... director's assistant / assistant to director (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
John Dodds .... assistant floor manager (5 episodes, 1980)
Margot Eavis .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Peter Lidiard-White .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1979)
Chris Boucher .... script editor (4 episodes, 1980)
Carolyn Montagu .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Pauline Seager .... director's assistant / assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Alison Symington .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Andrew Buchanan .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1979)
Michael Feeney Callan .... script editor (3 episodes, 1979)
Joan Elliott .... director's assistant (3 episodes, 1979)
Nick Orchard .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1979)
Michael Treen .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1979)
John Wilcox .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1979)
Dennis Firminger .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1980)
Rachael Hogg .... director's assistant (2 episodes, 1980)
Brian Lighthill .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1980)
Joan Marine .... director's assistant (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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50 min (21 episodes)
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Robert Holmes was brought in as script editor having previously enjoyed an excellent working relationship with producer Robert Banks Stewart on two Doctor Who serials, when Holmes had been the script editor and Banks Stewart had been commissioned as a writer by him.See more »
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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Somerset in LA (via London, England), 5 June 2010
Author: HarryHart from United Kingdom

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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