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Des (Character)
from "Minder" (1979)

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"Minder: Caught in the Act, Fact (#2.12)" (1980)
Terry McCann: [Terry does a favour for Des, delivering a motor to one of Des's customers. On the way home when he's listening to the six o'clock news on the car radio, he discovers that the car he delivered for Des was a ringer and was used in a robbery recently. First thing the next morning, Terry storms round to Des's lock-up garage to give Des a piece of his mind and to get some answers] Where were you last night and this morning?
Des: Just a minute, Terry. I don't think the young lady I was with, would care for me to discuss the details with you
Terry McCann: Don't give me any of that crap; you've been keeping out of my way
Des: Well, why would I do that? Your motor's running all right, innit?
Des: It's not my motor I'm worried about. That was a right diabolical stroke you pulled on me!
Des: A stroke? I don't know what you're talking about?
Terry McCann: [Terry raises his fist ready to thump Des] I'm going to lose my temper in a minute
Des: Just a minute Terry, there's no need for violence. I think I know what you're on about and I know you'll believe me when I tell you I had no idea that car was being used for a robbery
Terry McCann: It was a ringer and you bloody rung it!
Des: Terry, I swear to you, the plates on that car were the same as when I received it. First I knew about it was when I read it in the papers this morning
Terry McCann: [Terry knocks Des against a car in the lock-up]
[Angrily]
Terry McCann: You're a liar!
Arthur Daley: [Arthur enters Des's lock-up just as Terry's about to knock the stuffing out of Des] Ah, there you are. I've been looking all over for you. 'Ere, why you holding Des like that?
Terry McCann: So, I can give him a good hiding!
Arthur Daley: Oh, yeah?
Des: Terry, come on now, there's no need to take that attitude
Terry McCann: You must think I'm a right mug standing for this; I mean my dabs will be all over that motor
Arthur Daley: Dabs? Dabs? What are you on about?
Terry McCann: This slippery little bastard conned me into delivering a motor and guess what: it was a ringer and it was used in a robbery yesterday
Arthur Daley: Not the mailbag thing?
Terry McCann: Exactly and my fingerprints will be all over it
Arthur Daley: Des, that wasn't very nice
Des: I don't want to be nice Arthur; I just want to be rich
Terry McCann: [Terry goes to lunge at Des, but Arthur holds him] You want to...?
Des: [Defensively] A joke, a joke, Terry! Arthur, tell him would I do a thing like that?
Arthur Daley: Probably