Minder: Season 3, Episode 5

Dreamhouse (10 Feb. 1982)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Comedy | Crime
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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 ... See full summary »

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George Cole ...
Arthur
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Derek Farrow
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Beryl
Roger Sloman ...
Silver
Dave Atkins ...
Kenny
Sandy Ratcliff ...
Barbara
Emma Garden ...
Janet (as Emma Williams)
Ken Kitson ...
Shades 1
Niall Padden ...
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Frank Coda ...
Woods
Sylvia O'Donnell ...
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Bernard
Adrian Mills ...
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Glynn Edwards ...
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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. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Not so much jumping the shark, more sinking the piano.
26 May 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Now I have fond memories of 'Minder' as much as anybody, but after 20+ years it's amazing how much fudging the producers managed to get away with. The plot of this episode, such as it is, degenerates into complete nonsense, and as so often happened, some of the guest artists seemed to get scenery munchies.

Arthur's in danger of being seduced by the merry widow of an old mate - who's 'invested' 3 grand with him - and Terry's hired out to babysit the mansion of an unseen sixties pop sensation who still does Vegas, apparently. Throw in the neurotic brother (totally overplayed by an unstable-accented Richard Griffiths) of the said pop star whose presence is never really explained, and the popstar's agent played (ineptly) for laughs, and you have a sort of proto-Lovejoy-caper-sitcom episode, and a not very good one.

The strength of Minder was the characterisations by Cole and Waterman (and Malahide and Edwards), and this is one of the lighter episodes which allow them to clown around a bit. Good luck to them, Dennis Waterman even shares a bath with Emma Williams; but it's best not to expect any storyline - it coasts along till the end and then you realise that the production team had no more idea of what was going on than you will. Don't try to convince people that Minder was 'classic' by showing them this.


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