The man who was detective Eddie Shoestring on TV, Trevor Eve, is on tour and he's out to tell all .

And the good news is, he's heading to Malvern Theatres.

A spokesman said: "In a sparkling career spanning more than 40 years, Trevor Eve has become firmly established as one of Britain’s greatest actors.

"The two-time Olivier Award winner first hit TV fame as the cult BBC detective Shoestring, and has since enjoyed an enormously successful stage and screen career."

The spokesman added: "His role as detective superintendent Peter Boyd in BBC’s Waking The Dead led critics to describe him as the ‘most bankable TV actor in Britain’.

"Now, after publishing his debut novel 'Lomita For Ever' to yet more critical acclaim, he is embarking on a UK theatre tour to lift the lid on the noir thriller . . . and much more besides."

He’ll be joined on stage by his wife, award-winning actress Sharon Maughan, to perform excerpts from the book, as well as reflecting on a glittering career that has included working with Sir Lawrence Olivier and performing in front of The Queen.

Trevor added: “It’ll be a fun show, a good laugh, and I hope an informative insight into 45 years of acting too, with stories about a lot of the people I’ve worked with, and events in my life that have led me to put pen to paper.

“I’ve done a few literature festivals in the past, and really enjoyed the process of talking a little bit about my life, my work, and my relationships with various writer friends who have mentored me through the journey.

“This time we will be able to read some extracts from the book – a lot of the dialogue is between Lomita and Ever, and I think this heightens the reality, and gives it an extra dramatic feel.”

Born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, in 1951, Trevor studied architecture before enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal.

He has been married to Sharon since 1980.

The 'Lomita For Ever' show comes to Malvern Theatres on June 8. Tickets: 01684 892277.