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Season 01, Episode 01 Private Ear

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Sep 30, 1979
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Private Ear Sep 30, 1979 Private detective Eddie Shoestring is asked by Radio West to look into the life of Sarah Marshall, a prostitute who has committed suicide. She died in a Rolls Royce belonging to David Carn, the station's most popular disc jockey, immediately after she had desperately tried to see him, and Radio West wants Eddie to show Sarah had no connection with their man.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Knock for Knock

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Oct 7, 1979
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Knock for Knock Oct 7, 1979 Eddie nervously does his first ""Private Ear"" program and tries to locate the drivers of a van who are responsible for killing a young woman's husband in a car accident.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Higher Ground

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Oct 14, 1979
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Higher Ground Oct 14, 1979 Eddie goes to work for Jean, the wife of Major Hansford, a tough prep school headmaster (and retired Army officer) whose small school is being threatened by a series of nasty pranks.

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Season 01, Episode 04 An Uncertain Circle

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Oct 21, 1979
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An Uncertain Circle Oct 21, 1979 Marion Cutler, a social worker, asks Eddie to look for Nick Forrest, one of her charges who has gone missing. Nick is a remarkable fellow who had been living in a hut on the beach. But Steve, the owner of the hut, tells Eddie he's never heard of him. The mystery begins to centre on some aerial photographs of the coast-line taken by Nick, and Eddie soon finds he is onto a dangerous gang of drug-smugglers.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Listen to Me

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Oct 28, 1979
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Listen to Me Oct 28, 1979 The wife of a convict threatens to throw herself off the roof of the Radio West building unless Eddie investigates her claim of a miscarriage of justice. Her husband was jailed for killing a shop assistant while robbing a local jeweller's shop - but did he do it?

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Season 01, Episode 06 Nine Tenths of The Law

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Nov 4, 1979
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Nine Tenths of The Law Nov 4, 1979 A distraught woman asks Eddie to find her daughter, who she is sure has been kidnapped by her ex-husband.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Link-Up

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Nov 11, 1979
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The Link-Up Nov 11, 1979 A militant defender of abused women lodges a complaint with Eddie that leads him to Jimmy Colefax, who is trying to sail around the world in a homemade boat.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Stamp Duty

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Nov 18, 1979
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Stamp Duty Nov 18, 1979 Andy Stapleton, an old friend of Eddie, witnesses the murder of a stamp dealer and asks his old friend for help when the thugs come after him.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Find the Lady

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Dec 2, 1979
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Find the Lady Dec 2, 1979 Toola, a rock singer, asks Eddie to find the missing girl friend of an ex-member of her band but the search leads to secrets someone is willing to kill for.

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Season 01, Episode 10 The Partnership

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Dec 9, 1979
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The Partnership Dec 9, 1979 Sonia witnesses a casual friend, Jenny Kelson, being harassed by a bully. When Jenny later accidentally leaves an envelope full of money with Sonia, Eddie picks up the story and looks into what Jenny is hiding.

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Season 01, Episode 11 I'm a Believer

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Dec 12, 1979
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I'm a Believer Dec 12, 1979 A distraught mother asks Eddie to look into a cult her daughter has gotten involved with called the ""Starshines"", and who stand to receive her 15,000 pound inheritance in a few weeks.

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