Shoestring (1979–1980)
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The Dangerous Game 

Pete Johnson, a market trader who deals in stolen goods, gives his little son Mike an early Christmas present, an electric racing game, Lunar Race 2000, but it is faulty and blows up, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ben Bolt

Writers:

Chris Boucher, Richard Harris (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Eve ... Eddie Shoestring
Michael Medwin ... Don Satchley
Doran Godwin ... Erica Bayliss
Liz Crowther Liz Crowther ... Sonia
Michael Elphick ... Pete Johnson
Julia Vidler Julia Vidler ... Doctor
Burt Kwouk ... Mr. Wing
Celia Imrie ... Sheila Johnson
Leslie French Leslie French ... Mr. Lane
Maurice Colbourne Maurice Colbourne ... Priest
Constantine Gregory ... Mr. Yates (as Constantin de Gogeul)
Nick Stringer ... Steve
Rachel Bell ... Ruth
Thomas Bolt Thomas Bolt ... Mike
Tariq Yunus Tariq Yunus ... Mr. Patel
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Storyline

Pete Johnson, a market trader who deals in stolen goods, gives his little son Mike an early Christmas present, an electric racing game, Lunar Race 2000, but it is faulty and blows up, hospitalizing young Mike. Pete initially lies to hospital staff over the cause of his son's injuries but eventually produces a second copy of the game, which indicates it is manufactured by the Wings' toy company. However Mr. Wing tells Eddie that it was withdrawn before it was ever marketed because of the fault and stored in the firm's warehouse. On examination it is found that ten of the games have been stolen. Eddie must find them to ensure that the children given them have a happy Christmas. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1980 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last episode of the series. See more »

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