Shoestring was a quirky detective series first shown on BBC1 in 1979 and 1980, and starred Trevor Eve as Eddie Shoestring. In my opinion it was the best detective series ever. If you haven't already done so, please visit the excellent but unofficial Shoestring website, which has absolutely everything except a filming location guide - which is where we come in!
This website aims to identify the filming locations for all (270-ish) of the exterior scenes.
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Shoestring was shot in a variety of different locations. It was mainly set in Bristol and much of the filming was indeed shot in and around Bristol (especially Clifton), making use of the local landmarks.
The regular interior scenes such as Radio West studios and offices were filmed at the BBC studios in Ealing. Many of the more mundane shots such as shop fronts and general road scenes were shot in and around West London, and at various locations in the south of England.
|#||Series 1||Found||#||Series 2||Found|
|1.0||Opening Titles Completed!||10/10||Opening Titles (same as series 1)|
|1.1||Private Ear Completed!||10/10||2.1||Room With A View||9/13|
|1.2||Knock For Knock Completed!||25/25||2.2||The Teddy Bears’ Nightmare Completed!||10/10|
|1.3||Higher Ground updated||9/10||2.3||Mocking Bird||7/10|
|1.4||An Uncertain Circle||10/11||2.4||The Mayfly Dance||7/12|
|1.5||Listen To Me||5/6||2.5||The Farmer Had A Wife||5/11|
|1.6||Nine Tenths of the Law||16/17||2.6||Utmost Good Faith||10/14|
|1.7||The Link-Up||4/8||2.7||Looking For Mr. Wright||6/10|
|1.8||Stamp Duty||19/21||2.8||Another Man’s Castle||10/17|
|1.9||Find The Lady||14/15||2.9||Where Was I||9/13|
|1.10||The Partnership||15/16||2.10||The Dangerous Game||18/22|
|1.11||I’m A Believer||6/11|