Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


The death of British TV screenwriter Robert Banks Stewart (RIP, below) reminds us of two of his biggest successes - SHOESTRING, that quirky private eye series set around Bristol (1979-80) and which caught that new 1980s vibe nicely, and BERGERAC which followed and was an even bigger success - repeats are still on television here. Trevor Eve made his name as the rather rumpled radio detective - and among the actors who featured was a young Daniel Day Lewis - below.  I need to dig out that box set filed away ...

1 comment:

  1. I never really watched them but time for a name-drop; a friend of mine from Derry, Colm Villa, directed a few episodes of BERGERAC.