29 October 1979
Terry McCann, an ex-boxer who has served a prison term is working for dodgy car salesman Arthur Daley. Alfie Cavallo, a friend of Arthur's, asks for the loan of Terry's services when he goes to collect the takings from one of the laundrettes he owns. However, Alfie and Terry walk in on an armed robbery by a trio who claim to be the Independent Rastafarian Army. Alfie is shot and the two men are taken hostage along with elderly customer Mrs. Mayhew. An overnight siege takes place. Because of his form Terry is suspected by the police of being an accomplice but he proves himself to be the hero of the day with Mrs. Mayhew vouching for the fact that he defused a very dangerous situation. Arthur is hopeful that he can make money by selling Terry's story to the press and foresees the start of a beautiful friendship.
5 November 1979
Terry is hired to look after George Wilson, who is fresh out of prison and anxious that the other members of his gang do not find out where he buried their ill-gotten loot. Rose Mellors, whose husband Charlie was one of the gang and is still in jail, comes after Terry and vamps him for information. However, George is only a decoy planted by Arthur, who hopes that Albert Stubbs, the man who really buried the loot, will open up to him.
12 November 1979
Small-time crook Scotch Harry steals a suit-case from an airport, which contains a lot of money. The police are after him and Arthur agrees to broker a deal for its return, minus his expenses. It turns out that the case belongs to a less than friendly gang of international counterfeiters, who also join in the chase.
19 November 1979
Terry starts work as the bodyguard for Bassam Sayin, a Lebanese businessman and diplomat, but the two men do not get on, and, when the safe house in which they are staying is raided by gunmen, Terry's view that Bassam is not as respectable as he claims is increased.
26 November 1979
When Jo, a young widow and old friend of Arthur's, is swindled out of her late husband's insurance money by con artist Freddy Fenton, Terry demands that he return it to her, and when Freddy claims that he too has been conned out of the money, Terry arranges to hold his Rolls Royce as a hostage until he repays Jo.
3 December 1979
Professional gambler Maurice Michaelson is barred from the casino where he has broken the bank and he is later robbed of his winnings. He sells Arthur his car for stake money and, minded by Terry, prepares to get rich again in a big poker game.
10 December 1979
Mr.Mukerjee, who runs a newsagent shop frequented by Arthur, has received death threats and had a brick thrown through his window. When Terry goes along to act as his minder, he discovers that this vendetta may well be down to the fact that he has promised his daughter in an arranged marriage to several other men.
17 December 1979
Arthur is running a mini-cab business with a partner but when their drivers are attacked and the cars vandalized, Kevin, the partner, is reluctant, for tax purposes, to involve the police. Terry comes in as a driver, working undercover to identify the culprits and find out why Kevin is anxious to buy Arthur out of the business
7 January 1980
Arthur is much taken by would-be singer Sharon Dobbs, who is a pretty girl but no great vocalist. He gets her a gig at a club run by dodgy Chris Lambert, who welshes on their agreement, and when Terry refuses to teach Lambert a lesson, Arthur turns to Vic Piner instead. As Piner is a well-known psycho it is down to Terry to get involved after all, to prevent a murder.
14 January 1980
Having saved Charlie, a Greek-Cypriot, from a beating, Terry learns that Christina, Charlie's cousin, is also being threatened by her brother-in-law, who wants to take over their Greek restaurant. Terry goes undercover, working in the restaurant to catch the bad guys.
21 January 1980
When some bearer bonds belonging to gangster Bobby Altman go missing, he immediately suspects the courier Billy Gilpin and sends his heavies after him. Billy turns to Arthur and Terry for help and, whilst Terry manages to get him out of town to Brighton, Arthur has to talk his way out of things when Bobby takes him for a ride.
11 September 1980
On a trip to the seaside with Arthur Terry is asked to mind a race-horse called Pelmet and is happy to do so when he meets Jocelyn, the attractive female jockey. However it is stable girl Rita who takes a shine to the minder and her ex-husband who proves to be part of a scam involving the horse.
18 September 1980
Arthur goes to the hospital to visit his friend Alex, who has been the victim of a hit-and-run incident. Whether or not it was an accident is a moot point as Terry discovers when he agrees to 'mind' Alex's antique shop for him and finds out that not everyone liked him.
25 September 1980
Maurice Michaelson, a professional gambler of Arthur's acquaintance, has assembled a group of people who are capable of winning big time at the roulette tables at the local casino. However, he needs somewhere to hide them so as not to arouse suspicion. Unfortunately for Terry, who is looking forward to some quality time with his girlfriend Penny, his flat is the chosen venue.
2 October 1980
Terry is anxious to help boxer Willie Reynolds make a comeback in the ring but he is less than inspiring to the point that Barney, the promoter, is betting on his opponent to win. Terry is going to have to teach Willie about self-respect if he is going to get anywhere.
9 October 1980
Beryl Sharp, an old flame of Terry's, comes to see him with her nine-year old son Peter, telling Terry that she believes him to the boy's father. Beryl leaves peter with Terry and the pair bond but the real father is the truculent Ronnie and when he comes looking for Peter Terry has to teach him a lesson in fatherhood.
16 October 1980
An old Army pal of Arthur's, known as Yorkie, comes down to London to chat about old times and have a night on the ale. After a drinking session he goes missing and when Arthur catches up with him he has lost his trousers, apparently after a visit to a lady of pleasure. Yorkie's wife is due to arrive very soon and the trousers, or their replacement, will have to be found.
23 October 1980
Arthur buys a consignment of cheap red wine from dodgy wine merchant Clive Stannard but Clive is robbed of his takings by a masseuse at his hotel and suspects Arthur, sending a heavy after him. The police also suspect Arthur so he and Terry visit a sex shop in order to find the real culprits.
30 October 1980
A landlady named Kate asks Terry to provide the muscle to help her remove a young couple of squatters. However Terry comes to realize that Kate is in the wrong and is illegally evicting the pair in order to get wealthier tenants. Arthur is no less unscrupulous when his first efforts to enter the property market involve trying to sell Terry's flat from under him.
6 November 1980
Terry is acting as chauffeur for old flame Rose Mellors, a local gangster's wife. Unfortunately the car is stolen along with a bag of diamonds Rose had been handling for diamond dealer Mr Tajvir, who suspects Arthur and Terry of stealing them. To prove their innocence Terry uncovers a deception involving Rose herself.
13 November 1980
With only three months to go of his sentence Terry's old school-friend George Palmer escapes from prison, protesting his innocence of the diamond robbery for which he was convicted. Terry gets a journalist to help clear George's name but then George is abducted by the real robbers and Terry has to rescue him.
20 November 1980
When footballer Danny Varrow wants to sell his story to the press Arthur is only too happy to act as broker and gets Terry to mind him. Unfortunately Danny is a hopeless gambler who is wanted by a local bookie, and a hopeless womanizer being pursued by the irate dad of his latest girlfriend.
27 November 1980
Terry helps out his friend Des by delivering a car but it is a getaway car that has been used in a robbery and Terry's finger-prints are found in it. Amazingly Arthur comes to his young minder's rescue by providing him with an alibi though more aggravation is provided by a magistrate who is also a thief.
4 December 1980
Arthur and Terry are hired by two farmers to transport a prize bull but when they find that it has been stolen Terry persuades Arthur to take a hated trip to the countryside to retrieve it and return it to its rightful owner. Terry also finds time to help his friend Debbie to identify her stalker, a brothel owner who has been scaring her fellow strippers.
13 January 1982
Monty Wiseman, a dodgy travel agent, pays Terry to collect a coffin from the airport and store it at Arthur's lock-up. It soon becomes clear that something very fishy is going on when a coroner demands to see the body for an autopsy and the coffin is moved to Terry's flat.
20 January 1982
Terry gets his hand broken in a fight whilst collecting a debt so Arthur temporarily employs a new minder in Vernon, to help him guard a consignment of diamonds that he is shipping out. In fact the consignment turns out to be drugs, placing Arthur in danger and requiring Terry to come to his assistance.
27 January 1982
When Terry gets a job as a security guard at an art gallery Arthur sees yet another golden opportunity to make money - forging old masters. He manages to find an extremely competent forger but along the way is blackmailed by an art dealer anxious to get in on the act.
3 February 1982
With Terry looking out for him, 'Mad' Micky Dixon goes on the run from prison in order to protest his innocence over his latest conviction. The press are interested in finding Micky. Arthur is also interested as he is intent on making money by selling Micky's 'exclusive' story to them.
Season 3, Episode 5: Dreamhouse10 February 1982
Terry is hired to house-sit for the former sixties pop sensation Frankie Farrow whilst Frankie is appearing at a Las Vegas night-club. However after meeting Frankie's brother Derek he discovers that Frankie is a washed-up has-been touring the working men's clubs. He is also a bankrupt as Terry finds out when bailiffs arrive at Frankie's 'dream house' to repossess his belongings.
17 February 1982
Arthur is organizing the limousine for his niece Trina's wedding with Terry as the chauffeur. To Terry's annoyance Arthur decides they must use the car to get rid of a load of pornographic magazines he has bought believing them to be books. The owner of the magazines and a corrupt policeman out to blackmail Arthur give chase.
24 February 1982
An old lag who is a chum of Arthur's is released from prison determined to recover the remains of the loot from a bank robbery. However, the retired policeman who sent him down, a prison warder and various other interested parties join in the paper chase.
3 March 1982
Muriel Standen calls upon Terry's services as a bodyguard when her teenage son John is beaten up by local thugs and Terry ends up taking the lad to and from school. John's father Ted is a wealthy property developer and it soon transpires that his ex-business partner, recently out of jail, is behind the attacks on John as he feels cheated by Ted.
10 March 1982
Terry agrees to accompany a bookie named Barry to an empty car-park where Barry is going to hand over the winnings to a punter. Too late, however, Terry realizes that he has been caught up in a scam, as a witness to a fake robbery for insurance purposes.
17 March 1982
Arthur encounters Dafydd, a young Welshman who is a superb darts player and enters him for a contest, where he gets nobbled. Undeterred Arthur decides to manage Dafydd and enter him for a darts competition financed by himself with a win-win situation for him. Unfortunately very few people want to enter and Arthur has trouble in getting together the prize money.
24 March 1982
Terry's girlfriend Debbie is now working as a mobile hair-dresser but unfortunately the first house she visits gets robbed. Debbie is a witness to the robbery but the police suspect that she and Terry may be the perpetrators. Meanwhile Arthur prepares for jury service to the horror of his arch-enemy DS Chisholm.
31 March 1982
When Jack 'Oily' Wragg, a villain who has fled the country, returns to London, Terry is in two minds as to whether to welcome him or not. That is, until it transpires that Wragg has come back to try and re-group his old gang for one more heist.
Season 3, Episode 13: In7 April 1982
Arthur takes possession of a BMW imported from Germany but his car lot is raided and the car proved to be part of a drug importation racket. Whilst Arthur is interrogated by Inspector Klingmann Terry sets out to locate the delivery driver, leading to a punch-up on a bus.
26 December 1983
In a less than humming Winchester Club Arthur, Terry and Dave look back on some of the scrapes into which Arthur has got himself and Terry over the past months in what is essentially a clip show, using extracts from earlier episodes and some new material filmed inside the Winchester Club.
11 January 1984
After watching a pirate boxing match Arthur suggests to Terry that he should get back into the ring and fight Jackie Wilson. This was the man whom Terry last fought several years earlier, losing his licence when he deliberately threw the fight.
18 January 1984
Recently-widowed garage owner Cecil Caine asks for Terry's help in protecting his interests. He wants money moved out to thwart the V.A.T man but he has left the business to his greedy children who are all out for themselves. Terry's principles are at odds with Arthur's desire to get himself a cheap Rolls Royce.
25 January 1984
Terry is working as a driver for Mickey 'The Fish' Metcalfe, who is not a man to be trifled with, so that when a sneak thief of Terry's acquaintance climbs through a window and makes off with Mickey's girlfriend's jewels it is down to Terry to retrieve them.
1 February 1984
Arthur's latest money-making scheme, in partnership with veteran con artist J.J. Mooney, involves a race tipping scam with an imaginary office. They hire a postal address and use three public telephone boxes, which it is Terry's job to mind, making sure they are free. However, things go horribly wrong when Mooney has a heart attack.
8 February 1984
A group of gypsies are suspected of intimidating a car-dealer friend of Arthur's but they come to Terry's rescue when the real villains turn out to be supposedly respectable businessmen. Arthur is pursued by a merry widow to whose funeral parlour he hopes to sell hearses.
15 February 1984
When the lovely Dee Collins arrives in the Winchester, with her friend Greg, having flown all the way from their native Australia, everybody is captivated by her charm, especially Arthur, who agrees to help her trace her missing fiancé. She is, of course, not what she seems and the supposed love of her life is a fellow villain whom she is pursuing with a vengeance.
22 February 1984
Pressurized pop star Zack Zolar fakes his own death and Terry tries to protect him from his ruthless manager and producer, both of whom seek to exploit him by releasing his 'posthumous' last hit. The recording somehow ends up in Arthur's lock-up and, inevitably, he too wants to get in on the act.
29 February 1984
Having been invited to speak at the Rotary Club where Terry is the security guard, Arthur sees the chance to better himself by providing the catering for a local hotel. Terry, meanwhile, helps a young girl from Liverpool who wants to be a model but is ripped off by an unscrupulous photographer.
Season 4, Episode 9: Windows7 March 1984
Arthur decides to cash in on the fitness craze by opening his own aerobics suite named the Daley Work-out staffed by moon-lighting casino staff but runs into trouble when his business partner's wife and daughter disappear. Inevitably the project is forced to close whilst Terry plays marriage guidance councillor to the Anglo-Italian Mancini family.
Season 4, Episode 10: Get Daley14 March 1984
Arthur is the sole witness when a punter drops down dead after being threatened by the illegal bookie Albert Wendle, to whom he owed money. Arthur is questioned by Chisholm but released. However whilst in hospital for a minor operation Arthur is threatened by Wendle and it is fortunate that Terry is able to persuade Chisholm to arrest him.
21 March 1984
Terry is engaged to act as minder for the fashion collection of buyer Ronald Shyver, guarding his warehouse overnight but as he has another appointment Arthur agrees to take his place. Next morning the entire collection has disappeared leading Terry to suspect a scam to cheat Zoe, the collection's designer.
5 September 1984
Arthur plans to make a killing by buying some cheap tobacco from a sailor coming over from France and sends Terry and young Arnie down to the coast to meet the prospective sellers. When Arthur joins them he learns that two respectable sailing club members are the actual importers and the party sets out in a yacht to make the deal. On their return they are intercepted by a customs launch and the spoils thrown overboard though Arthur is quick to retrieve then when they are washed up on a beach.
12 September 1984
Shamy is a young Indian who has owed Arthur money for a while and eventually gets round to paying him. Unfortunately the £20 notes he gives Arthur are forgeries, a fact which comes to Arthur's attention when he is accused of trying to spend them in the Winchester Club. In the meantime Shamy is heading for the airport and a flight back to India.
19 September 1984
Arthur and Terry are initially surprised that the apparently confident and successful businessman Clive Cosgrove should be so apprehensive about getting married. Until, that is, the truth dawns on them. All of Clive's business concerns are run by manageresses and he is already married to all of them.
26 September 1984
Arthur's friend Ruby Hubbard, an authoress, returns to London to write a new book and to sell her house, only to find that Barney, her ex-husband, has sold the house behind her back. She seeks Arthur's help in recouping the money whilst Terry and Ruby's secretary come up with ideas for the latest book.
3 October 1984
After he has got himself stuck in an industrial meat freezer cabinet whilst working for Arthur, Terry decides to leave his services and help his friend Charlie in the second hand business. Unfortunately for Terry, whatever he does Arthur is never far away.
10 October 1984
Ever on the look-out to make money, Arthur buys two thousand tickets for an England-Scotland match at Wembley from ex-Liverpool footballer 'Benno' Benson, and drives North to Scotland with the long-suffering Terry and eager apprentice Justin to sell them to Scots fans. The tickets are, however, forgeries as Benno is a con-man and a van-load of angry men are in pursuit of Arthur and his travelling companions.
17 October 1984
Arthur and Terry help Dr. Sudbury, a hypnotherapist, and his teenaged fiancee Rita, who is an heiress about to inherit £25,000, escape her disapproving family who say the doctor has hypnotized Rita into falling for him so he can claim her money. Terry, meanwhile, becomes a hit with the ladies when he becomes a steam-cleaning operative.
31 October 1984
Arthur stands as an independent candidate at the local bye-election but the seat holds the balance of power for the whole borough and his rivals use dirty tricks, landing him in custody. Can Terry's journalist girlfriend Julie spring him in time for him to address his crucial campaign meeting?
26 December 1984
Arthur's get-rich-quick schemes are, as usual, going nowhere fast. He invests in a racing greyhound which he calls Daley's Deal but it is a non-starter. Furthermore his efforts to make a profit from some dodgy video recorders obtained from Tasty Tim attract the attention of several members of the police, with the resultant pursuit ending with a bang.
4 September 1985
When Arthur Daley meets a philanthropic vicar who runs a social club for ex-convicts he greedily recruits them as cheap labour to build a garden rockery for a trusting client. Alas, they are not only incompetent but they are also robbing local houses, hiding the loot at the church. Chisholm is suspicious. Arthur and Terry have to think fast.
11 September 1985
Terry's new girlfriend Sarah turns out to be the daughter of a possessive burger millionaire who is paranoid that all her boyfriends are after her money. Arthur, in the red after a deal involving dodgy car-phones, agrees, for a fee, to split the couple up by telling Sarah that Terry has a terminal illness.
18 September 1985
When Arthur's tailor Solly's staff strike for more pay Solly asks Arthur to stage a burglary to prove the wages were stolen. Inept safe-cracker Scotch Harry is keen to oblige but fails miserably, ending up in hospital, swathed in bandages. Arthur and Terry spring him before Chisholm can identify him but his aggrieved ex-wife is not the best choice of sanctuary.
25 September 1985
Faced with a huge tax bill, Arthur fakes his own death by drowning and hides out in a hotel but Chisholm is suspicious as there is no body, Arthur's creditors steal what he owes them, his wife puts the car lot up for sale and the hotel owner, Daphne, recognizes him. Fortunately she is bribeable which works to his advantage.
2 October 1985
Already put out at having to employ gormless nephew Nigel at the car lot, Arthur's day gets worse when he sells a load of goods to Russian sailor Sergei, who goes off on a pub crawl, leaving Arthur with a wad of roubles the bank cannot cash (as "forbidden currency") and the ship's glamorous bosun pursuing him for aiding a defector. When the over-zealous Chisholm arrests crew members along with Arthur, Terry and Nigel, an international incident is only narrowly avoided.
9 October 1985
Private investigator Caroline Selby seeks Arthur's help in locating eccentric recluse and inventor Albert Goddard, who has come into an inheritance. Seeking a rake-off, Arthur acts as go-between, installing Albert in a 'safe house' - rather against his will - and trying to palm off one of the inventions as his own. The finder's fee is, however, paltry compared to the sum involved. Chisholm, meanwhile, finds he has literally been 'stitched up' on a visit to his tailor.
25 December 1985
Feature-length special from the popular TV series "Minder". Saving deceased gangster Jack South's daughter Nikki from an attack by hired thugs earns "minder" Terry McCann a trip for two across Europe on the famous Orient Express. But a perfect romantic opportunity with his girlfriend Annie is ruined when his dodgy employer & "friend" Arthur Daley cons his way onto the trip to avoid a court appearance, and Terry again finds himself battling to protect Nikki from a whole train load of sinister characters all after Nikki's legacy. Add to this a Mafia hitman, a gun-toting Interpol officer and an unwelcome appearance by Terry & Arthurs' London nemesis, the long suffering Detective Sergeant Chisholm...
A public information film to spread the anti-drugs message to children.
26 December 1988
Special feature length edition of the popular TV series. After "minder" Terry McCann does a stretch in prison for getting caught up in one of his boss Arthur Daley's shady deals, their long & turbulent partnership seems to be at an end. But Arthur's dealings with a former army Colonel, Caplan, who is running a "survivalist" centre in suburban England and for whom Arthur is supplying army surplus equipment, reunites the two when they stumble across a plot hatched by Caplan and his "troops" to stage a bullion robbery - the security for which is supervised by their old enemy, former detective sergeant "Charlie" Chisholm!
2 January 1989
Terry goes into panic mode when he finds himself facing the prospect of another stint in prison after the police stake-out a stolen van full of electrical items that he has collected for Arthur. Meanwhile, Arthur has his own preoccupations, especially as his used-car business remains dead.
9 January 1989
When Dave's relief manager lets him down at short notice he asks Terry to step into the breach and run the Winchester Club for him. Dave's failure to show up the following day gets Terry and Arthur worrying, not least because they need to attend court in Dave's place in order to apply for the renewal of the Club's licence - firmly opposed by Detective Sergeant Rycott.
16 January 1989
A so-called reformed gambler suddenly dies owing Arthur two thousand pounds, but Terry isn't interested: he has his own problems to contend with when an old flame turns up at his door after she and her son walk out on her abusive husband.
23 January 1989
A video tape incriminating an officer in the Serious Crime division is mistakenly returned to Daley's Videos, which brings Arthur and Terry into contact with a local major crime boss as he had been using the tape to blackmail his way out of trouble.
30 January 1989
Arthur panics when he learns that there has been a robbery of safety deposit boxes in The City. He is relieved to learn that the contents of his box are intact, but decides that the safe in his lock-up would be a more secure storage location.
6 February 1989
With his bank refusing to honour his cheques and a Court Bailiff pursuing him for unpaid bills, Arthur is delighted when a mysterious businessman makes him a very attractive offer for the whole of his business empire.
5 September 1991
Arthur is taken aback when he finds that Terry has emigrated to Australia without telling him, leaving only his old Capri behind. He is anxious to find a new minder and this is where his young nephew Ray comes in. Ray is not a fighter like Terry but he can speak French and this comes in mighty handy when Arthur seeks to expand his business interests onto the Continent, only to find that he is involved with drug smugglers.
12 September 1991
Arthur buys a consignment of wine from dodgy Herbie, which he intends to sell to the local corner shop. When the wine is impounded Arthur and Ray break into the warehouse to retrieve it but, after a disastrous tasting session, have to put it back - and end up getting locked in for the night.
19 September 1991
With a serious cash-flow problem and a newly-erected flag-pole advertising "British is Best" at the car lot, Arthur is suspected of bumping off his wife for the insurance and burying her on the forecourt when she disappears and he cannot account for her. Needless to say she returns, having gone to a health farm, but Arthur is more concerned about the flag-pole than Her Indoors.
26 September 1991
Three victims of Arthur's past cons conspire to trick him into buying an East German car, a retired greyhound and a piano. He strives to find buyers for them before business rival Ashley Brown broadcasts his gullibility around the manor - though he is fortunate that Ray is no mean con-artist himself.
3 October 1991
Whilst attending Charlie Johnson's wake in Pinner, Arthur attracts the lustful attention of merry widow 'Ron' Johnson but gets so drunk he has no recollection of his conversation with fellow mourner, dodgy Tommy Hambury, which he believes to be important, and takes desperate steps to find him. The police, believing Arthur is trying to take over Charlie's dubious empire, give chase.
10 October 1991
Having given up smoking and drinking on doctor's orders an already nervy Arthur is not helped when 'Mad' Benny McLeish, a truculent dissatisfied customer, threatens violence unless he gets a refund. Having been denied police protection, the cowardly Arthur hides at Ray's but when he disappears behind his minder's back to buy his forbidden pleasures, Ray convinces the police that McLeish has abducted him, leading to a punch-up in a pub car park.
17 October 1991
Arthur's Yorkshire contact Billy hires Ray to guard Young Sam, his racing pigeon, on the eve of a race whose prize money is worth ten thousand pounds. Due to Arthur's stupidity, Young Sam escapes, requiring Arthur and Ray to 'acquire' a substitute from a station platform. Although Young Sam ultimately returns, matters are complicated when Ray falls for Donna, daughter of a rival pigeon-fancier.
24 October 1991
Stuck in his lock-up, due to a faulty alarm system fitted by ex-burglar Ron, when he should be taking his wife out for her birthday, Arthur is arrested as a prowler by a zealous rookie cop. Ron, meanwhile, is robbing warehouses on a list given him by Arthur as potential customers for security alarms and gets Ray nicked when he tries to stop him. For once it is Arthur who has to bail out his minder, rather than the other way around.
31 October 1991
A nostalgic Arthur plans to host a number of variety acts at his local pub, including the great ventriloquist Tommy Pickford, now retired. To please the youth market he hires a karaoke machine. Both go down a storm but then the machine, rented to Arthur by the fearsome Gabadini family, is stolen. Ray plays detective to get it back.
7 November 1991
Arthur's latest ill-starred venture is Daley's Catering International Cuisine, booking on banquets. Unfortunately for him his chef is wanted by a group of gangsters and goes on the run, leaving Arthur in the lurch as he is about to cater for a policeman's retirement party. Once again the services of the long-suffering Ray are required.
14 November 1991
Wealthy Lewis Nelson hires Ray to keep his much younger, gambling-addicted wife Lorna away from the casino he part owns, as she has run up heavy debts. Lorna persuades Arthur to play the roulette wheels on her behalf whilst she is gated and he wins. Whilst collecting bin-bags of used cards from casinos to sell on, Arthur has also picked up a bag of money Lewis intended to steal from the casino to pay Lorna's debts. He decides to return it - in his own fashion.
21 November 1991
Arthur buys a coach from the cash-strapped local police to use for sight-seeing tours but it breaks down, so he takes the tourists to the Winchester Club, where they are thrilled to see a genuine old English pub brawl between Arthur's creditors and Ray. After the police buy back the coach, Ray also becomes a hero at the local golf club, ensuring Arthur full membership.
25 December 1991
When Ray's van breaks down whilst delivering two hundred video recorders to a client in Limehouse Arthur needs alternative transport - and fast, especially as he learns they were stolen property and psychotic Big Dai wants them back. His answer is to take them by barge, the ancient 'Persephone', a journey which inevitably ends in disaster and some very wet video recorders.
7 January 1993
The Winchester is about to take part in a quiz against a rival pub and Arthur picks Marty 'Brains' Goldblum, a man with an encyclopaedic general knowledge, for the home team. Unfortunately Marty is an escaped prisoner and, after suffering a turn, gives himself up. Can the unlikely pairing of Ray and Detective Constable Field win the quiz and satisfy Daley family honour?
14 January 1993
Arthur buys a hot air balloon with a view to going into aerial advertising. Unfortunately this arouses the anger of psychotic business rival Tony Pike who, under the guise of taking Arthur out for a drink, abducts him and, with his henchman Warren, takes him to a disused power station. However by the time Ray locates the site, Arthur has disappeared, being more persuasive at talking his way out of trouble than Ray had thought.
21 January 1993
When Arthur starts a courier service, the Daley Post, it is a predictable disaster, since his penny-pinching has bought radio equipment that does not work. He then finds himself being used by the Warnock brothers to innocently do their illegal work for them. The crazed boyfriend of a model whose nude photos went missing in Daley's care does not help and it is left to Ray to turn the tables on the Warnocks and save the day.
28 January 1993
At a fund-raising function Arthur is offered the chance to buy a cheap Daimler from Goodtime Motors but, whilst trying to locate its elusive premises, gets arrested for kerb crawling, with a gross of red light bulbs in his boot. With evidence against him mounting and his intention of self-representation in court, his only hope is that Ray can track down the Goodtime garage as well as explaining why Arthur is making regular visits to disreputable addresses in Soho.
4 February 1993
To make room for sixty Russian telescopes in his lock-up Arthur swaps his out of date old tat for a fruit machine from Alexei Nolan's funfair. However he has helped himself to one that he was not meant to have, as it contains the proceeds of the 1988 Dublin mint robbery, which Alexei was laundering. But nobody told Detective Sergeant Morley, who uses it at a charity event which soon hosts a showdown between cops and robbers.
11 February 1993
When recently released jailbird Toby 'Jug' Johnson makes revelations to Arthur about apparent betrayals by Dave when they were all younger and Dave seems to be having secret meetings which exclude him, Arthur opens his own club in competition to the Winchester out of spite, helped by Toby. However Ray is mistrustful of the ex-con and with good cause as Arthur will learn a painful lesson before he is eventually reconciled with Dave.
18 February 1993
After Ray has criticized Arthur's running of the company as out of date and former business rival 'Hapless' has extolled the joys of retirement, Arthur decides to pack it in and hand Daley Enterprises over to his nephew for good. But, too mean to afford a cruise and getting bored with his life of leisure, he cannot stop himself from interfering in the business - which comes in useful when Ray is sold stolen goods and needs to get rid of them.
25 February 1993
Arthur buys a job lot of satellite dishes with instructions in German, so he enlists the aid of ex-television repair man Logie to fit them. After fitting the first one at the wrong house they are hired by volatile Italian businessman 'Fingers' Rosetti whose offers are not to be refused. Matters are complicated by Fingers' daughter asking Ray to play Cupid when her father dislikes her boyfriend and by Logie's fear of heights.
4 March 1993
Arthur hires incompetent decorator Heart Attack to do up the Winchester for its twenty-fifth birthday but Heart Attack does more damage than good and the club faces closure until expensive repairs are made. To get the cash Ray organizes a charity football match versus the police but just before kick-off Heart Attack turns up with thousands of pounds stolen from oily rival landlord and professional nark Vic. Surrounded by the police Arthur concocts a plan to plough the money into the Winchester charity auction fund without Sregeant Morley cottoning on.
11 March 1993
Unable to sell his motors, Arthur turns to car hire, but comes to police attention when a bogus customer leaves a stolen Cortina at the lot and drives off in the Daley Bentley. Eager but clumsy assistant Winston only adds to Arthur's troubles, but at least he can claim the reward when Ray's new girlfriend turns out to be part of a gang of local burglars. His Bentley returned, Arthur decides to put the experience behind him and go back to selling.
18 March 1993
Desperate for a stroke of luck, Arthur is approached by Australian private investigator Bill McCabe who tells him that he is the possible heir of Joshua Daley, who died intestate in Woolomoroo. After - eventually - proving kinship and, thanks to Ray, avoiding a fraud charge which would have negated his eligibility, Arthur flies off with Ray to claim his fortune Down Under.
25 March 1993
Ray and a jet-lagged Arthur are met from the plane in Sydney by Bill McCabe, unaware that there are five other likely candidates for the inheritance as well as a bogus claimant, a professional criminal called Rod who has been groomed by the shady Reid. Reid employs dirty tricks to nobble Arthur, which are thwarted by Bill and lawyer Susan Hamilton but a legitimate heir is eventually found - and it is not Arthur. To make things worse the Daleys discover that their flight tickets were one-way and they are now marooned in Sydney.
1 April 1993
Broke and marooned in Sydney, the Daleys book into a cheap back packers' hostel. Ray gets bar work and Arthur falls in with street trader Derek Collins, an Antipodean version of himself, and actually does well until he catches the attention of Detective Sergeant Davis, who gives him forty-eight hours to leave Australia. Reid also causes more trouble, imagining Arthur to be a drug dealer and giving him a mere twenty-four hours to leave town. Fortunately by this time the Daleys have made enough money for a stand-by flight home and return to England.
6 January 1994
Arthur pawns his holidaying wife's jewels to buy a job lot of fridge freezers, though the money was ear-marked for purchasing a fleet of mopeds for the fearsome Pizza Man. When the fridges catch fire, Arthur plans a fake robbery to claim the insurance, though real robbers intervene to spoil his plan. As ever it's Ray who identifies them and allows Arthur to make them pay. However his wife returns from holiday earlier than expected.
13 January 1994
Arthur goes to Calais with Dave and Ray to buy cheap booze for the club but their van is broken into and all the drink stolen. Arthur meets an old friend Henry, who takes him to a warehouse to get some more but Henry and his gang are burglars, who flee when the police arrive, leaving only Arthur to be arrested and locked up. He is released after Henry is caught and the trio return to Dover but the Customs officer is suspicious that the van is empty and accuses them of drug smuggling.
20 January 1994
Sidney Myers seeks Arthur's help, having been erroneously diagnosed with a fatal illness and asked a skinhead to kill him so his wife got the insurance money and then found the diagnosis was wrong. Arthur takes Sidney to Brighton in Dave's sister's caravan where, after a fraught journey, the caravan burns down. Meanwhile Ray has located the skinhead, who tells him that Sidney really wanted him to kill psychopathic ex-convict Benny the Bosh - the very man who turns up at the Salvation Army hostel where Arthur and Sidney have taken refuge. Fortunately he is a forgiving, Born Again Christian who ends up singing hymns with Sidney but Arthur finds Dave's sister is less forgiving over the caravan.
27 January 1994
Whilst his parents, Bert and Doreen, are in Spain, Ray meets Susie, a young woman who claims to be fleeing a violent husband. Arthur leases out Bert's house to her but she is not the market researcher she claims to be and nor is she escaping a violent spouse. She is a high class prostitute and she is wanted by a gang of heavies - as well as the police, who charge Arthur with running a brothel.
3 February 1994
Having sold an over-priced and less than roadworthy Austin Allegro to a nun, Sister Angelica, things start to go wrong for Arthur as he attempts to supply equipment to Bjorn, the manager of the Jorgensen stress reduction clinic. He believes that he is being punished for his actions and sends Ray to the convent to fix the car, at a loss to his own wallet. However, when Jorgensen finally arrives from America for the clinic's opening, everything goes well and he considers that he has been exonerated in the eyes of God.
10 February 1994
After renting a stall at a business fair, Arthur discovers the joys of corporate entertainment and launches the Willesden Entertainment Consultancy. However, he finds himself at odds with an established company, after the glamorous and enigmatic Vanessa diverts some of its clients to him. This puts both Ray and the consultancy in danger when vicious casino owner Kenton comes looking for revenge.
17 February 1994
When Ray's Uncle Brian appears to be suffering from depression, Arthur seeks the advice of Percy Vallins, a successful businessman but known manic depressive, who suggests that Brian is shamming. And indeed he is, as a means of keeping Ray's interfering mother out of his florists' business. Having 'cured' Brian, Arthur then has to call in Detective Sergeant Rogerson when ex-cop Henry Keys, another manic depressive, to whom Arthur has sold a car, locks himself in the Winchester club toilet.
24 February 1994
Arthur's sales plummet due to rival dealer Don Gedley so he advertises with Ray's friends on their pirate radio station. Don is a fair man but his violent, greedy son Grant sets out to break Arthur by framing him for driving a car through a shop window. Don agrees to pay Arthur handsomely if he takes the rap but Grant will not be satisfied, requiring Arthur and Ray to team up with Don and the pirates to teach him a lesson.
3 March 1994
Arthur is one of several people being targeted by violent criminal Charlie Knowles, who is doing time for armed robbery and wants vengeance on accomplices who got lighter sentences or in Arthur's case, because he sold him the getaway car, which broke down and caused him to get caught. Knowles's outside man Phelan has Arthur framed on a charge of dangerous driving, for which he gets community service but Detective Sergeant Rogerson has his suspicions and joins Ray in exposing the set-up.
10 March 1994
Arthur's former employee Cranky Frankie Connor escapes from prison and takes Arthur hostage, demanding to know if his wife Rosie is having an affair with Italian restaurateur Luigi, who has just opened his Mafia-themed eatery Cosa Noshtra. Arthur persuades Frankie to go with him to the Winchester club to discuss things with Rosie but she calls the police and Arthur ends up getting arrested for sheltering an escaped prisoner.
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