Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken works his way up from odd-job man to private investigator while Harry runs two hotels, a ballroom, a country club and finally a security firm. Over the years they are assisted by Doreen Evans, Rocky Cassidy, Debbie Yates, Margaret Daly, Laura Marsh and Alex Wilton. Written by
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Did You Know?
According to Jim Hill
(co-creator), the name "Boon" was derived as follows: "Originally called "Anything Legal Considered", we fell foul of the vogue of the main character's name being all or part of the title. Boon had been derived from an American TV series from the 1950s that William Stair
and I both watched and liked. It was called Have Gun - Will Travel
(1957) - a troubleshooting cowboy answered distress calls. He was called Paladin and was played by the actor Richard Boone
. We dropped the E and we had BOON - a modern-day trouble shooter on a motorbike instead of a steed." See more