Shoestring (1979)

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Shoestring (1979)

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun May 05, 2019 6:02 pm

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



"Shoestring" TV Intro


As Wikipedia explains, "'Shoestring' was a BBC television show set in Bristol [England]. It featured a private detective with his own show on Radio West, the local radio station. The programme ran between 30 September 1979 and 21 December 1980, in two series with 21 one-hour-long episodes. Star Trevor Eve decided not to return to the role after two series, as he wanted to diversify into theatre roles, so the same production team changed the format to be based in Jersey and created 'Bergerac,' also about a detective returning to work after a bad period in his life."







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Re: Shoestring (1979)

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun May 05, 2019 6:03 pm

Much preferred this quieter, gentler show to all that testosterone fuelled tough-guy-ness of THE PROFESSIONALS on the other channel.

And it was created by Robert Banks Stewart, no less! :)
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Re: Shoestring (1979)

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun May 05, 2019 6:08 pm

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Shoestring meets Harry H Corbett






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Re: Shoestring (1979)

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Re: Shoestring (1979)

Postby Servorobot » Sun May 05, 2019 9:59 pm

I remember this programme with some fondness.

I don’t remember any tie in novels though.
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Re: Shoestring (1979)

Postby Cygnus Prime » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:22 am

Trevor Eve - Shoestring Interview - Cult of Shoestring


Trevor Eve talks about playing Eddie Shoestring. Interview clips from BBC 4 "The Cult of Shoestring", 2008.





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