Crocodile Shoes

Crocodile Shoes is a British 7-part television series made by the BBC and screened on BBC One in 1994.

Crocodile Shoes
Created byJimmy Nail
Written byJimmy Nail
Directed byDavid Richards
Robert Knights
Malcolm Mowbray
Jimmy Nail (temporary)
StarringJimmy Nail
James Wilby
Theme music composerTony McAnaney
Opening themeCrocodile Shoes
Ending themeCrocodile Shoes
Composer(s)Tony McAnaney
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
Executive producer(s)Jimmy Nail
Linda James
Jen Samson
Producer(s)Charlie Hanson
Editor(s)Chris Gill
Running time60 mins
Production company(s)Big Boy Productions
Red Rooster
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9
First shown in1994
Original release10 November (1994-11-10) 
21 December 1994 (1994-12-21)
Followed byCrocodile Shoes II

The series was written by and starred Jimmy Nail as a factory worker who becomes a country and western singer. The show's eponymous theme tune "Crocodile Shoes" became a chart hit for Nail, as did the album of the same name.

A sequel, Crocodile Shoes II, followed in 1996 and the theme tune "Country Boy" was a hit for Nail too.

Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout supplied five original songs to the two series, all of them recorded by Jimmy Nail.

The series was re-screened on UK channel, Drama, in February 2016.

Main cast


  • Jimmy Nail Scriptwriter, executive Producer
  • David Richards Director (Episodes 1-3)
  • Robert Knights Director (Episode 4)
  • Malcolm Mowbray Director (Episode 5)
  • Jen Samson Executive Producer
  • Linda James Executive Producer
  • Peter Schmidthausen Floor Manager

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