Episodes

Shoestring: Another Man’s Castle (BBC-1 1980 with John Forgeham)

UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 7 December 1980 @ 9.20pm

Writer: Dave Humphries / Production Design: Gerry Scott

Series: Shoestring / Season 2 Episode 8

When a couple have all their furniture stolen in the episode Another Man’s Castle what at first seems to be a simple case of burglary soon turns out to be something a whole lot more sinister. When a TV stolen from the couple turns up at a local market Eddie discovers links to former boxer turned property developer Terry Bowen who it seems has moved into the holiday cottage business and doesn’t want anyone stopping him from increasing his portfolio.

Great guest appearance from the always excellent John Forgeham (who excels at these type of villainous roles), the actual plot is pretty slight but there is a nice bit of business with Eddie being forced to sleep on his boat because Erica is expecting her ex-husband to turn up (part of the settlement with regards to the house was that she wouldn’t sublet it).

guest cast
JOHN FORGEHAM as Terry Bowen
KEITH SMITH as Nat Povey
GORDON KANE as Trader
DEBBIE FARRINGTON as Cleo
DEAN HARRIS as Cleo’s Boyfriend
DAVID GILLIES as Philip Hosken
HELEN COOPER as Diana Hosken
ROGER WALKER as Howard
IAN MacFARLANE as Billy
ERIC FRANCIS as Mr King
JON CROFT as Gang Leader
SHEILA DUNN as Carol
TERRY GURRY as C.I.D. Policeman
JOHN OWENS as C.I.D. Inspector
GRAHAM SIMPSON as D.J.
LES CONRAD as Nat’s Helper
DECIMA FRANCIS as Health Food Girl
SAMMY SUNSHINE as Clown





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