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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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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Referenced in Remembering Douglas Camfield (2013) See more »

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Great Laidback Detective Series
5 March 2005 | by ALIZEEBUMSee all my reviews

About a year ago I got one of the VHS tapes of Shoestring featuring Toyah Wilcox.I used to enjoy Trevor Eve as the chilled out gumshoe who solved murders & mysteries on the West Coast of England when I was a teenager.

Shoestring is now very dated, it seems to be from an era further back than the late 70's but I don't hold that against it.It is charming and witty and Trevor Eve is excellent.

As far as I know only 2 VHS compilations were ever made and the other one is rare & expensive to buy.Why can't ITV or whoever release this great series on DVD? It really is very good and has that great quirky 'English' style that still holds up today.

Check a famous online auction site for the tape.


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