Boon (1986–1992)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Comedy
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 280 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Creators:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


Related News

Roger Lloyd-Pack Dies
| EmpireOnline
Alexandra Bastedo obituary
| The Guardian - Film News
Alexandra Bastedo obituary
| The Guardian - TV News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 15 Feb 2011
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
a list of 2647 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 
a list of 8 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Boon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boon (1986–1992)

Boon (1986–1992) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boon.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1995   1992   1991   1990   … See all »
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy
Minder (1979–1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel
The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

British police series which revolutionised the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s. Jack Regan (see also 'Regan' (1974)) played by John Thaw is a hard edged detective in the Flying ... See full summary »

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash
Chancer (1990–1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.

Stars: Clive Owen, Simon Shepherd, Leslie Phillips
Three Up, Two Down (1985–1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Comedy series about Nick and Angie, a young married couple, Angie's snobbish mother Daphne, and Nick's cockney father Sam. Much of the humour arises from the fact that the mismatched Daphne... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Angela Thorne, Lysette Anthony
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Private investigator, Nick Sharman, accepts a case which at first seems intriguing, but ends up causing him bitter regret.

Director: Suri Krishnamma
Stars: Clive Owen, Bill Paterson, Rowena King
Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel
Staged (1999)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Darren Denison
Stars: Richard Armitage, Jennifer Taylor Lawrence
Private Schulz (TV Series 1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Ken Boon (93 episodes, 1986-1995)
David Daker ...
 Harry Crawford (93 episodes, 1986-1995)
...
 Rocky Cassidy (74 episodes, 1987-1995)
Elizabeth Carling ...
 Laura Marsh (39 episodes, 1989-1991)
Edit

Storyline

Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 1986 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jim Diamond originally wrote the title song, "Hi Ho Silver", as a tribute to his father who had recently died and who, like Ken Boon and Harry Crawford, had been a fireman. See more »

Connections

Spin-off I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Classic Television
10 September 2002 | by (Cheshunt, Herts, England) – See all my reviews

Boon was an excellent series. Former firemen Ken Boon (Michael Elphick) and Harry Crawford (David Daker) run a security and a private investigator company, assisted by their staff led by Rocky (Neil Morrissey) and Laura (Elizabeth Carling), later replaced by Alex (Saskia Wickham). All three could consider 'Boon' to be their big break on the road to stardom. The series was really enjoyable, and the cast superbly talented. The late Michael Elphick took the lead role and was tremendous, winning an army of fans for himself, respecting his great acting ability. I'll just always regret being about a week away from writing him fan mail to praise him and thank him for the entertainment he'd provided in his career thus far, at the time he tragically died aged 55. With Daker, they played the best of friends, which helped make the drama and close shaves involved in the episodes all the more compelling. This was an example of a great show; entertaining, humourous at times, well-written and with an excellent cast.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I get a copy? green-elf
If you like Boon you might also like High School Musical! thequaffer
B.S.A carrick-3
Why was the last episode broadcast two years after it was made? blacksmith877
Discuss Boon (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page