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Minder (1979–1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman
On the Up (1990–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Self-made millionaire Tony Carpenter struggles his way through life, dealing with a snooty wife, troublesome daughter, opinionated mother and quirky domestic staff.

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims
Boon (1986–1992)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey
Watching (1987–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young couple from Merseyside and their off again/on again relationship.

Stars: Emma Wray, Paul Bown, Liza Tarbuck
Just Good Friends (1983–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Nicholas, Jan Francis, Sylvia Kay
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Emma Wray ...
 Pippa O'Connor 23 episodes, 1990-1993
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 Sally Hardcastle 16 episodes, 1989-1991
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According to Dennis Waterman's autobiography "ReMinder", Susan George's character Samantha Mansfield in Series 4 was written out after a few episodes because Waterman and executive producer David Reynolds decided that George was not capable of doing the job. After hasty re-writes, Leslie Ash's character Jo Blake was introduced as a replacement love interest for Thomas Gynn. See more »

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In many episodes of Season 4, the job "continuity" is spelled "continunity". This may be an in-joke, given that attention to detail and noticing small errors is one of the tasks of the continuity person. See more »


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Stay Lucky and Free
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Sung by Dennis Waterman
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Get the feeling Dennis Waterman was hoping for another Minder!
8 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Stay Lucky hasn't got the charm and wit of the Minder series with Dennis Waterman and George Cole, but it is entertaining at a certain level and the spunky Jan Francis is a great foil for Waterman and an asset to an otherwise mediocre series.

Waterman plays Thomas Gyn, a bit of a lad on the run up north to escape some misdemeanours committed in London. He happens upon Sally Hardcastle,played by Jan Francis, her car broken down on the motor way, and manages to get her back on the road again and cadge a lift in the direction of Leeds. After a bit of hi-jinx and misunderstandings between the two, they form anattraction for each other and Thomas becomes caught up in Sally'scomplicated life, involving a late unfaithful husband, a stolen painting and intimidation from sources interested in the painting's recovery.

Naturally Waterman and Francis hold this shaky plot together with their quarrelling and banter, and by the end of the first series you can't help but hope that something more permanent and substantial comes from their relationship. 7/10


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