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 seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Michael Elphick ...  Ken Boon 93 episodes, 1986-1995
David Daker ...  Harry Crawford 93 episodes, 1986-1995
Neil Morrissey ...  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 seasons (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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UK

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English

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14 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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

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Enjoyable And Compelling
12 December 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee 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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