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Shoestring

an Episode Guide
by Donna Lemaster
and John Lavalie

Last updated:
Fri, 21 Apr 2006 02:00

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aired from: Sep 1979 to: Dec 1980 21 eps BBC1 50 min mono ________________

regulars:

  • Trevor Eve as Eddie Shoestring
  • Michael Medwin as Don Satchley
  • Doran Godwin as Erica Bayliss
  • Liz Crowther as Sonia


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      1st Series 1979

    1. _"Private Ear"
      gs: William Russell [ Unknown ], Stacy Dorning [ Unknown ], Kenneth Gilbert [ Unknown ], Sally Sanders [ Unknown ], Sean Arnold [ Unknown ], Brian Miller [ Unknown ], Tony Haygarth [ Unknown ], Michael Crane [ Unknown ], Jeanna L'Esty [ Unknown ], Patrick Durkin [ Unknown ], Carrie Jones [ Unknown ]

      Private detective Eddie Shoestring is asked by Radio West to look into the life of a prostitute who committed suicide in a car belonging to their most popular radio personality after trying desperately to see him at the station.

      b: 30 Sep 79 w: ______________ d: Douglas Camfield
    2. _"Knock For Knock"
      gs: Shirley Ann Field [ Unknown ], Cassie MacFarlane [ Unknown ], Dominic Guard [ Unknown ], Christopher Guard [ Unknown ], Mervyn Johns [ Unknown ], Aimee Delamain [ Unknown ]

      Eddie nervously does his first "Private Ear" program and tries to locate the drivers of a van who are responsible for killing a young woman's husband in a car accident.

      b: 7 Oct 79 w: ______________ d: Mark Kanievska
    3. _"Higher Ground"
      gs: Glyn Houston [ Unknown ], Anna Cropper [ Unknown ], Derek Anders [ Unknown ], Pete Wilson [ Unknown ], Alan David [ Unknown ], Gordon Kaye [ Unknown ], Kate Percival [ Unknown ], Beau Daniels [ Unknown ]

      Eddie goes to work for the wife of a harsh former Army officer whose small prep school is being threatened by a series of grisly pranks.

      b: 14 Oct 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    4. _"An Uncertain Circle"
      gs: Anna Nyoh [ Unknown ], John Hartley [ Unknown ], Richard Durden [ Unknown ], Annette Ekblom [ Unknown ], Peter Cartwright [ Unknown ], Crispin Gillbard [ Unknown ], Anthony Carrick [ Unknown ], Andrew Bradford [ Unknown ], Peter Holt [ Unknown ], William Rourke [ Unknown ]

      A lady probation officer asks Eddie to locate one of her missing charges, a very special fellow who had been living at a holiday beach camp and taking aerial photographs.

      b: 21 Oct 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    5. _"Listen to Me"
      gs: Sandy Ratcliff [ Unknown ], Roger Leach [ Unknown ], Brian Croucher [ Unknown ], Tony Counter [ Unknown ], Jeffrey Segal [ Unknown ], Jack Lynn [ Unknown ], Linda Roberts [ Unknown ], Roger Sloman [ Unknown ]

      The wife of a man imprisoned for killing a shop assistant during a jewelry store robbery threatens to throw herself off the roof of Radio West unless Eddie investigates the case.

      b: 28 Oct 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    6. _"Nine Tenths of the Law"
      gs: Harry H. Corbett [ Unknown ], Geraldine James [ Unknown ], Nell Campbell [ Unknown ], Karl Johnson [ Unknown ], Fiona Scott [ Unknown ]

      A distraught woman asks Eddie to find her daughter, who she is sure has been kidnapped by her ex-husband.

      b: 4 Nov 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    7. _"The Link-Up"
      gs: Janet Key [ Unknown ], John Gregg [ Unknown ], John Woodnutt [ Unknown ], Keith Buckley [ Unknown ], Mela White [ Unknown ], Sherman MacDonald [ Unknown ]

      A militant defender of abused women lodges a complaint with Eddie that leads him to Jimmy Colefax, who is trying to sail around the world in a homemade boat.

      b: 11 Nov 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    8. _"Stamp Duty"
      gs: David Ashton [ Unknown ], Diana Davies [ Unknown ], David King [ Unknown ], Timothy Block [ Unknown ], William Wilde [ Unknown ]

      Andy Stapleton, an old friend of Eddie, witnesses the murder of a stamp dealer and asks his old friend for help when the thugs come after him.

      b: 18 Nov 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    9. _"Find the Lady"
      gs: Christopher Biggins [ Unknown ], Gary Holton [ Unknown ], Toyah Wilcox [ Unknown ], Christopher Jagger [ Unknown ], Peter Dean [ Unknown ], Diana Weston [ Unknown ]

      Toola, a rock singer, asks Eddie to find the missing girl friend of an ex-member of her band but the search leads to secrets someone is willing to kill for.

      b: 2 Dec 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    10. _"The Partnership"
      gs: Michelle Newell [ Unknown ], Terence Budd [ Unknown ], David Griffin [ Unknown ], Patrick Westwood [ Unknown ], Gillian McIver [ Unknown ]

      Sonia witnesses a casual friend, Jenny Kelson, being harassed by a bully. When Jenny later accidentally leaves an envelope full of money with Sonia, Eddie picks up the story and looks into what Jenny is hiding.

      b: 9 Dec 79 w: ______________ d: ______________
    11. _"I'm a Believer"
      gs: Claire Walker [ Unknown ], Jeananne Crowley [ Unknown ], David Bearies [ Unknown ], Billy J. Mitchell [ Unknown ], Preston Lockwood [ Unknown ]

      A distraught mother asks Eddie to look into a cult her daughter has gotten involved with called the "Starshines", and who stand to receive her 15,000 pound inheritance in a few weeks.

      b: 12 Dec 79 w: ______________ d: ______________

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      2nd Series 1980

    12. _"Room With a View"
      gs: Madeline Thomas [ Unknown ], Michael Culver [ Unknown ], Bridget Brice [ Unknown ], Oscar James [ Unknown ], David Beale [ Unknown ], Maggie Riley [ Unknown ]

      A 76-year-old woman asks Eddie to look into something she saw through the window of the empty house across the street that she believes to be murder.

      b: 5 Oct 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    13. _"The Teddy Bears Nightmare"
      gs: Dave King [ Unknown ], Ken Hutchinson [ Unknown ], Charlotte Cornwall [ Unknown ], Donald Sumpter [ Unknown ], Roy North [ Unknown ], Hilary Crane [ Unknown ]

      Don Satchley witnesses a man stealing a handbag from a lady's car, but when he asks Eddie to return the empty bag to its owner, he uncovers a morass of blackmail.

      b: 12 Oct 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    14. _"Mocking Bird"
      gs: Frederick Jaeger [ Unknown ], John J. Carney [ Unknown ], David Sibley [ Unknown ], Patti Love [ Unknown ], John Vine [ Unknown ], Phyllis Logan [ Woman who gets mugged (uncredited) ]

      Eddie finds himself on the edge of another breakdown when a caller taunts him with several muggings and an attack on Sonia, daring the "Private Ear" to catch him.

      b: 19 Oct 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    15. _"The Mayfly Dance"
      gs: Michael Craig [ Unknown ], Ann Bell [ Unknown ], Lance Percival [ Unknown ], Peter Blake [ Unknown ], Philip Sayer [ Unknown ]

      Satchley asks Eddie to find a long-forgotten rock star whose records have found new popularity on Radio West's nostalgia program.

      b: 26 Oct 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    16. _"The Farmer Had a Wife"
      gs: Ronald Hines [ Unknown ], Gary Watson [ Unknown ], Yvonne Gilan [ Unknown ], Gay Hamilton [ Unknown ]

      While waiting to testify, Eddie learns about a missing wife case, where all the residents of a small town firmly believe that the arrogant watercress-farmer husband killed her.

      b: 2 Nov 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    17. _"Utmost Good Faith"
      gs: Carol Gillies [ Unknown ], Andrew McCulloch [ Unknown ], Annie Hayes [ Unknown ], Derek Martin [ Unknown ]

      Eddie must confront computers again as he investigates a nasty scheme to bankrupt a small electronics firm by manipulating its credit rating and using a strong-arm collection agency.

      b: 9 Nov 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    18. _"Looking For Mr Wright"
      gs: Diana Dors [ Unknown ], Avril Elgar [ Unknown ], Caroline Blakiston [ Unknown ], Richard Kay [ Unknown ]

      Eddie looks into the apparent mismatching of a computer dating service and finds more than just an embarrassing error.

      b: 16 Nov 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    19. _"Another Man's Castle"
      gs: John Forgeham [ Unknown ], Gordon Kane [ Unknown ], Debbie Farrington [ Unknown ], Dean Harris [ Unknown ]

      Eddie follows the convoluted trail of a young couple's stolen furniture.

      b: 7 Dec 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    20. _"Where Was I?"
      gs: Philip Bond [ Unknown ], Hillary Ryan [ Unknown ], Alan David [ Unknown ], Colin Jeavons [ Unknown ]

      Eddie agrees to help a psychiatrist try and restore a man's memory, a move that could put the fellow into danger.

      b: 14 Dec 80 w: ______________ d: ______________
    21. _"The Dangerous Game"
      gs: Michael Elphick [ Unknown ], Julie Vidler [ Unknown ], Burt Kwouk [ Unknown ], Celia Imrie [ Unknown ]

      Eddie's holidays are ruined when someone steals a load of toys off the back of a lorry.

      b: 21 Dec 80 w: ______________ d: ______________

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    NOTES

    Editor's Note (3/98): I am saddened to report that Donna died unexpectedly last month.


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