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 ... See full summary »

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 Ken Boon (93 episodes, 1986-1995)
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 Harry Crawford (93 episodes, 1986-1995)
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 Rocky Cassidy (74 episodes, 1987-1995)
Elizabeth Carling ...
 Laura Marsh (39 episodes, 1989-1991)
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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 Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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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 »

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Enjoyable And Compelling
12 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The late great Michael Elphick did a good job in his role as private detective Ken Boon. It was an interesting series which also helped rising stars such as Neil Morrisey and Elizabeth Carling.

Ken Boon was an ex-fireman who became a private detective in my hometown of Birmingham. He was never in any danger of winning 'Private Detective Of The Year Award' but he worked damn hard and put his life at risk on many occasion. I also liked his gimmick-riding his 650cc motorcycle into danger and adventure.

The scripts were fantastic for this show and the actors all played their parts extremely well. Great actors and great scripts equals one thing only-a great show.


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