Arthur Daley (George Cole), a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) to be his "minder", so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other small-time crooks. While ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
George Cole ...  Arthur / ... 109 episodes, 1979-1994
Glynn Edwards ...  Dave / ... 95 episodes, 1979-1994
Dennis Waterman ...  Terry / ... 73 episodes, 1979-1989
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Arthur Daley (George Cole), a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) to be his "minder", so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other small-time crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to satisfy his employer's demands, and putting his own life at risk, Arthur is busy exploiting Terry for all he is worth. For when other people hire Terry's services, through Arthur, Arthur usually keeps most of Terry's share of the money for himself, by misleading the hard-working Terry as to the amount of money, he (as Terry's agent) is receiving on Terry's behalf. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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Official Sites:

The Fans of Minder Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Aufpasser See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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Runtime:

(108 episodes)

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Stereo | Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was originally conceived as a vehicle for Dennis Waterman, after The Sweeney (1974), in which Waterman co-starred, had finished the previous year. Initially, George Cole's character, Arthur Daley, was more of a secondary character, finding situations for Terry (Waterman) to get involved in each episode. But the great chemistry between the two characters quickly made itself apparent, and as a result, Arthur was brought to the fore of storylines much more. See more »

Goofs

In the opening titles for the Terry McCann episodes (Seasons 1-7) a sporty white Ford Escort with a blue stripe down the side is seen in the background. In a close-up shot of Terry looking at the Ford Capri he is about to buy, the Escort's window is up, but in a later shot where Arthur and Terry walk from the back of the Capri to admire it from a distance, the Escort's window is wound down. See more »

Alternate Versions

The title sequence originally had 'Euston Films presents' over the opening shot. Later prints of the same episodes did not have this. (Additionally, early episodes also began with the Thames Television ident sequence, which, particularly after Thames lost their broadcast franchise in 1992, have been dropped from most repeat runs). See more »

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I Could Be So Good For You
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This is one of my favourite programmes and i wasn't even born when it started.
20 February 2008 | by LuckyGoldStarSee all my reviews

Minder is about Arthur Daley(George Cole)who is a second hand car salesman,but he also sells dodgy gear that falls off the back of lorries or things that are stolen.As you would think in a business like this he would need some protection from small time crooks or the owners of the merchandise,so he hires Terry Mccann(Dennis Waterman)as his Minder.Terry more often looks after Arthurs friends,which always results in something bad happening to someone. Minder is an excellent show.It has everything,its a good comedy and drama and there's the occasional car chase and there's a lot of good fight scenes from Dennis Waterman.Cole and Waterman are a brilliant duo,I would recommend this fantastic programme to everyone that enjoys good action and comedy.


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