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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Radioetsivä See more »

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Runtime:

(21 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Banks Stewart and Richard Harris jointly created Shoestring. The BBC commissioned Harris to write the first episode Shoestring: Private Ear (1979) but then rejected his script. Banks Stewart had to re-write the episode and Harris left the programme. See more »

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Referenced in Inside No. 9: Seance Time (2015) See more »

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Somerset in LA (via London, England)
5 June 2010 | by HarryHartSee 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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