1979, Crime
An unusual detective drama where Trevor Eve plays a private eye with a history of mental illness.
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Episode Guide

  • Shoestring - The Dangerous Game (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Dangerous Game

    Eddie investigates when a doctor voices doubts about a father's attribution of a young boy's injury to a toy.

  • Shoestring - Where Was It? (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Where Was It?

    Eddie investigates when an overworked executive loses his memory and is found wandering aimlessly about the moors.

  • Shoestring - Another Man's Castle (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Another Man's Castle

    Eddie becomes involved with a bully and a robbery as he investigates the disappearance of a young couple's furniture.

  • Shoestring - Looking for Mr. Wright (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Looking for Mr. Wright

    A lonely spinster asks Eddie to investigate the disappearance of the suitor she met through a dating agency.

  • Shoestring - Utmost Good Faith (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Utmost Good Faith

    Eddie clashes with rough characters when he investigates the suicide of a bankrupt businessman tricked by a computer.

  • Shoestring - The Farmer Had a Wife (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Farmer Had a Wife

    Shoestring investigates a violent farmer suspected of murder when his wife mysteriously disappears.

  • Shoestring - The Mayfly Dance (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Mayfly Dance

    A record request from a dead girl leads Eddie on a search for a former pop star whose old hit song regains popularity.

  • Shoestring - Mockingbird (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    Erica's life is endangered when a deranged mugger who attacks women phones Radio West with a challenge for Eddie to catch him.

  • Shoestring - The Teddy Bears' Nightmare (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Teddy Bears' Nightmare

    Eddie must untangle blackmail, drugs and a double-cross to trace the owner of a stolen handbag.

  • Shoestring - Room With a View (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Room With a View

    Eddie must separate fact from fantasy when a 90-year-old former music hall performer witnesses a murder.

  • Shoestring - I'm a Believer (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    I'm a Believer

    A mother seeks Eddie's help when her daughter plans to sign over her considerable inheritance to a semi-religious cult.

  • Shoestring - The Partnership (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Partnership

    The receptionist's respectable girlfriend appears to be a victim of blackmail when she is spotted with a local crook.

  • Shoestring - Find the Lady (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Find the Lady

    Eddie investigates a local businessman acccused by a punk guitarist of murdering his beautiful girlfriend; guest Toyah Willcox.

  • Shoestring - Stamp Duty (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Stamp Duty

    Practical joker Andy Stapleton has difficulty making Eddie believe he actually witnessed a brutal beating death.

  • Shoestring - The Link-Up (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Link-Up

    A corpse found wearing someone else's blazer provides Eddie with clues pointing to a yachtsman on a round-the-world trip.

  • Shoestring - Nine Tenths of the Law (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Nine Tenths of the Law

    Both the grandfather and mother of an abducted child ask for Eddie's help in finding her; guest Harry H. Corbett.

  • Shoestring - Listen to Me (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Listen to Me

    A distraught wife threatens to jump off the roof of the radio station unless Eddie helps get her husband released from jail.

  • Shoestring - An Uncertain Circle (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    An Uncertain Circle

    A social worker searching for her missing boyfriend leads Eddie to a mystery concerning the cargo of a sunken plane.

  • Shoestring - Higher Ground (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Higher Ground

    The wife of an ex-army officer calls Eddie for help at a local prep school where her husband is headmaster.

  • Shoestring - Knock for Knock (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Knock for Knock

    The radio program "Private Ear" begins and leads Eddie to the driver of a hit-and-run van; guest Shirley Anne Field.

  • Shoestring - Private Ear (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Private Ear

    A dead prostitute leads former computer programmer Eddie Shoestring to a duel career as disc jockey and private eye.

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