Minder (1979–1994)
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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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ian Toynton

Writers:

Andrew Payne, Leon Griffiths (series devised by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Waterman ... Terry
George Cole ... Arthur
Maureen O'Farrell Maureen O'Farrell ... Sandra
Patrick Malahide ... Chisholm
Glynn Edwards ... Dave
Roger Hammond ... Albert Wendell
Ian Bartholomew Ian Bartholomew ... Keith Wendell
Michael Povey Michael Povey ... D.C. Jones
Kevin Lloyd Kevin Lloyd ... Dermott
Brian Peck ... Vic Harrison
Brian Osborne Brian Osborne ... Joe Harrison
Harold Goodwin ... Dunning
Gorden Kaye ... Sammy (as Gordon Kaye)
Frank Mills ... Harry Martin
Peter Alexander Peter Alexander ... Tony Apsey
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Storyline

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. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1984 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euston Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Black and White (stills)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The warehouse filled with tailor's dummies is the same one that was used in The Professionals: Spy Probe (1982) where Ferris and Twig took Doyle to test his shooting abilities. See more »

Goofs

During the fight on the rugby pitch near the end, the character played by Gordon Kaye splits his trousers. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Daley: [writing] Dear Terrence. No. Terry. Dear Terry, I am writing this in case something happens to me. You would laugh if you could see me now, but what with having this operation, I seem to have gone a bit morbid. This is just to say that you have been like a son to me, even though at times I might have been a bit inconsiderate. But you know what the pressures on the entrepreneur are, in this day and age. I hope you have enjoyed our long association, as much as I have, despite the vicississitu... ...
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Fun, Intriguing and Exciting!
5 October 2016 | by Robinson2511See all my reviews

It's always fun when Arthur is fitted up for a crime by the slimy Chisholm, and mixed with a comedic storyline involving Arthur being taken into hospital, presents a fun and interesting hour of TV that is one of the best for showing off George Cole's comedy skills.

The main plot is interesting, and ranks among one of Minder's more creatively diverse stories. It collates all of the primary concepts such as the anarchist bookmaker, the antagonistic cops and the dark thugs, but also some very interesting elements, particularly Arthur's hospital visit and Chisholm's informer.

The way the plot unfolds makes for maximum intrigue and I found myself glued to the screen right to the end. It episode keeps a constant and cautious pace that pays off brilliantly during the climax.

The fight scenes are well-designed and the acting is entirely convincing. Obviously, George Cole gives the best performance in the episode but from the supporting cast, I'd say Roger Hammond's performance as Albert Wendell is the most convincing of the bunch. He fits the agoraphobic bookmaker role incredibly well and leaves a lasting impression

Overall, Get Daley is a fun and interesting episode that I always enjoy watching. The humour is excellent, the action is spot-on and the cast is stellar, a truly great Minder.


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