Episodes

Shoestring: Looking For Mr Wright (BBC-1 16 Nov 1980 with Diana Dors)

UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 16 November 1980 @ 9.25pm

Writer: Robert Bennett / Production Design: Humphrey Jaeger / Director: Laurence Moody

Series: Shoestring / Season 2 Episode 7

In Looking For Mr Wright middle aged Lois (who works as a secretary at Erica’s chambers) joins a dating agency but calls in Eddie when her first date, Clive, mysteriously vanishes half way through dinner, Eddie discovers that Clive was targetted by two men, tracking them down to a local fairground he learns that the owner Maggie has some very strong reasons for wanting Clive off the scene.

Great to see the fab Diana Dors in a guest role here as the matriarchal Maggie who rules the roost where her sons are concerned. Eddie gets a beating yet again and there is quite a bit for Erica to do in this episode too, especially when Eddie persuades her to try out the dating agency for him in a bid to find out more about Clive. There is a fun moment too when Erica accidentally rings Eddie whilst he is on the radio.

guest cast
DIANA DORS as Maggie
AVRIL ELGAR as Lois
CAROLINE BLAKISTON as Monica
RICHARD KAY as Clive
MARTIN FISK as Denny
LEE WALKER as Elvis
STANLEY LEBOR as Restaurant Manager
DANNY SCHILLER as Waiter
MILTON JOHNS as Porter
JOHN CARLIN as Florist
ROSEMARIE DUNHAM as Lilian
JULIA CHAMBERS as Jennie
JACK MAY as Judge
SAM DASTOR as Counsel
ANNETTE BADLAND as Girl in Bureau
ROGER ELLIOTT as Fairground Spieler
ROSIE COLLINS as Clerk in Bureau
ANDREW FORBES as D.J.
GENEVIEVE ALLENBURY as Hotel Maid
ROY SPENCER, DECLAN MULHOLLAND, BILL HORSLEY as Men on Cassette





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