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Shoestring was a BBC television show set in Bristol. 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.

  1. Robert Banks Stewart


Series Cast

  1. Trevor Eve

    Trevor Eve

    Eddie Shoestring

    21 Episodes

  2. Doran Godwin

    Erica Bayliss

    21 Episodes

  3. Liz Crowther

    Liz Crowther


    21 Episodes

  4. Michael Medwin

    Michael Medwin

    Don Satchley

    21 Episodes

  5. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    , DJ

    12 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1980 | 10 Episodes

Season 2 of Shoestring premiered on October 5, 1980.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m, 50m, 55m, 52m



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