Episodes

Shoestring: Knock For Knock (BBC-1 7 Oct 1979 with Shirley Anne Field)

UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 7 October 1979

Series: Shoestring / Season 1 Episode 2

Writer: Bob Baker / Director: Roger Tucker

In the second episode of Shoestring, Knock For Knock, Eddie is now officially a Private Ear for Radio West, his latest case sees him investigating the death, in a car crash, of a young husband. His wife Claire has revealed new insight into the case whilst under a dentist’s anasthetic and Eddie’s investigations cause him to tangle with a pair of brothers who are in the antiques business.

More excellent names in the guest cast department (not least in the shape of the gorgeous Shirley Anne Field and a small but important cameo from the legendary Mervyn Johns), a tense atmosphere mixs with more lighthearted moments (such as when Eddie gets an attack of nerves before his radio show) and Eddie actually comes off better in the fist fight this time!

guest cast
SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD as Barbara Knight
CASSIE McFARLANE as Claire Stevens
DOMINIC GUARD as Jeremy
CHRISTOPHER GUARD as Charles
MERVYN JOHNS as Rev. James Appleby
AIMEE DELAMAIN as Anne Appleby
MALCOLM TERRIS as Landlord
JOHN CURRY as Norman
REX HOLDSWORTH as Dentist
JOANNE PEARCE as Nurse
JENNA L’ESTY as Liz
TERENCE EDMOND as Annoucer
PIPPA SPARKES as Phone-In Girl
COLIN MAITLAND as Studio Assistant
MARTYN TOWNSEND as Detective Inspector Dawson
ELIZABETH HAVELOCK as Madge
KEVIN FLOOD as Pascoe
JOHN McGREGOR as Humphries
RAY LA BORD as Barman
PAVEL DOUGLAS as Man at Wedding
YSANNE CHURCHMAN as Woman’s Voice
IAN CROSS as Voice of Tony Davis





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