Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

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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 Top Gear: Episode #7.1 (2005) See more »

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Brilliant series that I would love to see again
26 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

One of the great shows that lives on in the memories.

Based in Radio West, Trevor Eve plays Eddie Shoestring, a former cop who, in a plot line with which those familiar with the US series Midnight Caller will identify, proceeds to investigate the crimes off-the-air.

Whereas Midnight Caller worked better when the main character was confined to the studio, Shoestring works best when Shoestring is out and about.

Unfortunately, the absence any reruns or repeats, and the unavailability of a DVD version (apparently due to copyright and licensing problems) means that it will be virtually impossible to ever see this again, while we are subjected to endless repeats of much lesser shows.

A classic - would absolutely love if the BBC would rerun it.


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