Crocodile Shoes

Crocodile Shoes

First Aired:
10th November 1994

Last Aired:
19th December 1996

Summary of Crocodile Shoes:
This mini-series starring, written and created by Jimmy Nail (of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Spender fame) follows Jed Shepperd (Nail), a Geordie who dreams of being a country and western singer. Jed works at the shipyards in Newcastle and he writes his own country music in his spare time. He makes cassettes for his friends and family to listen to and they all love them. Emma, his sister sends some of the cassettes off to several record companies in London. One particular company likes the music and Adrian Lynn becomes Jed's new manager. Jed enjoys fame and fortune as a singer and a celebrity and then packs it all in after accidentally killing drug dealer Snotter. But after hearing his song on the radio he starts plans for a second album.

Make way for Crocodile Shoes II. This second series sees Adrian finally meet his grissly end, and Jed is accused of murdering him and desperately attempts to clear his name. This sequel sees Jed's fall from fame, getting arrested and later jailed for possession of cocaine, assaulting a policeman and jumping bail charges and nearly getting killed by Warren Bowles and Connors.

Episode Info

Final: 2x06 -- Boom (Dec/19/1996)

The record company, Paradigm release Jed from his contract. Meanwhile, Jed discovers he has been ripped off by Pilsbury, Bowles and his former manager Adrian. Alan Clarke tells him Paradigm owe him a lot of money. Jed searches for Bowles and then he abducts Wendy. Meanwhile Ade's killer is discovered and Jed performs his new single 'Country Boy' on a TV show.
Jimmy NailJimmy Nail
As Jed Shepperd
Jimmy NailJimmy Nail
As Jed Shepperd
James WilbyJames Wilby
As Ade Lynn (Crocodile Shoes I)
James WilbyJames Wilby
As Ade Lynn (Crocodile Shoes I)
Melanie HillMelanie Hill
As Emma Shepperd
Melanie HillMelanie Hill
As Emma Shepperd
Jeffrey KnoxJeffrey Knox
As Omo
Roy PattisonRoy Pattison
As Walter Fines



Reviews: 3
Crocodile Shoes IRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

Jimmy Nail is superb as a Geordie lathe operator cum song writer who tries for the big time. Pathos and dry humour (a Nail trademark) abound in a colourful and varied story which successfully mixes action, romance, mystery and music. The music, performed and mostly written by Nail, who also wrote the series, is excellent. It makes the story all the more believable - the soundtrack album really did make a singing star out of Jimmy Nail. North American viewers may find the Newcastle accents hard to follow. Read more

Review posted on Monday, December 22nd 2008 at 12:42 pm

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2x1: Country Boy recap: The episode begins with Jed Shepperd performing live in concert and it's pretty obvious that he is doing well and continues to be successful. Jed is with his PA, Roxanne and is making music, he is mixing his new song "Country Boy". Jed moans about the fact that the Sunday Chronicle has not yet arrived from Newcastle, it was posted on Monday and its Thursday now! Roxanne apologies to her boss... read more.
Recurring Guests

Vincenzo Pellegrino as Snotter (10 eps)
John Bowler as Pep (10 eps)
Robert Morgan (2) as Warren Bowles (9 eps)
Trevor Byfield as Connors (9 eps)
Oliver Haden as Ox (9 eps)
Molly Bean as Beckie Shepperd (9 eps)
Harry Jones as Jock Campbell (7 eps)
Kenneth MacDonald as D.I. McClusky (7 eps)
Ron Senior Jnr as Curtis (7 eps)
Berwick Kaler as George (6 eps)

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Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Type: Mini-Series
Genres: Drama, Music
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Sundays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 55 Minutes
Premiere: November 10, 1994
Ended: December 19, 1996
• Crocodile Shoes II (Second series), (Used In United Kingdom)
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