Episodes

Shoestring:The Partnership (BBC-1, 9 Dec 1979 Michelle Newell)

Shoestring

In The Partnership, the penultimate episode of season one, Sonia asks Eddie to investigate when she thinks her friend Jenny Kelson is being intimidated but as usual there is far more to the story than Eddie at first realises. Digging deeper he realises that Jenny’s artist boyfriend Brian Kelson maybe the key link in a property robbery scheme.

A quiet, under stated episode with Eddie realises that not everything has an answer. Watch out for a cameo from a young Kevin Whately playing a supposedly well known soccer player.

classic quote
“I’m just an interested amateur, it takes me all my time to draw a conclusion”

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 9 December 1979

Writer: Michael Armstrong / Production Design: Humphrey Jaegar / Director: Paul Ciappessoni

Series: Shoestring Season 1 Episode 10

guest cast
MICHELLE NEWELL as Jenny Kelson
TERENCE BUDD as Ray
DAVID GRIFFIN as Brian Kelson
PATRICK WESTWOOD as Martin
GILLIAN McIVER as Mrs Martin
WALTER SPARROW as Taxi Driver
NORMAN HARTLEY as Garage Manager
JULIAN LITTMAN as Dinsdale
COLIN MAITLAND as Studio Engineer
REBEL RUSSELL, GYPSIE KEMP as Hitch-hikers
PERRY GREEN as Small Boy
PHIL RYAN as Father
KEVIN WHATELY as Bobby Treen
MARK DREWRY as Nick
JOHN CANNON as Man in Betting Shop