Episodes

Crocodile Shoes: Country Boy (BBC-1 14 Nov 1996)

In Country Boy the first episode of the second season of Crocodile Shoes it’s two years later and Jed has well and truly hit the big time and is renting a manor house in the country working on his second album. The record company are pushing for a completion date but Ade Lynn, Jed’s manager, has gone missing. It soon becomes apparent that all is not rosy in Jed’s garden after all. Ade has been siphoning huge amounts of money from their joint business and it’s no real surprise when he then turns up dead. The police, especially a certain Detective Inspector McCluckey, think Jed may have been involved in Ade’s death and take him in for questioning.

Jed meets Ade’s sister Lucy at Ade’s funeral as well as business man Warren Bowles who seems to know an awful lot about Jed and Ade’s business affairs.

A strong opening even if theme tune isn’t quite as memorable this time around and if we ignore the well dodgy moment when Jed sings at Ade’s funeral. It quickly becomes apparent that all is not going to be plain sailing for Jed this time around either. There is also the introduction of a new possible love interest for Jed in the shape of Elizabeth Carling’s Wendy who Jed meets at a record fair.

production details
UK / BBC One – Big Boy – Red Rooster / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 14 November 1996

Writer: Jimmy Nail / Director: Roger Bamford

Series: Crocodile Shoes Season Two Episode One

guest cast
NADESHDA RICHTER BRENNICKE as Roxanne
ELIZABETH CARLING as Wendy
MARK BURDIS as Stand Owner
VICKY MURRAY as Sales Assistant
STEPHEN FINEGOLD as Detective Calder
KENNETH MacDONALD as D.I. McCluskey
SARA STEWART as Lucy Flynn
CHRISTOPHER FAIRBANK as Allan Clarke
TREVOR BYFIELD as Connors
JULIAN LITTMAN as Smooth Guy
ROBERT MORGAN as Warren Bowles
PAUL PALANCE as Big Chrissie
JEFFREY KNOX as Omo
MOLLY BEAN as Beckie Shpperd
JOHN BOWLER as Pep
SAMMY JOHNSON as Archie
ROY PATTISON as Walter Fines
BRIAN WALSH as Bobby
CHRISTOPHER CONNEL as Paul
MICKEY HUTTON as Tony
GLENN McCRORY as Nigel
RON SENIOR JR as Curtis
JOHN PICKLES as Hotel Porter