Minder Classic TV Show
Classic comedy/drama series featuring the exploits of Terry, Arthur and the ever illusive 'Er in doors.
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Minder Fan Tributes56 ray larkin from london: i really enjoy minder i watch them all these days
55 Dave Sprake from UK: "You only get out of life what you put in- and a bit more if you can find a couple of mugs", ;-)
54 Ian from Perth Western Australia: They've just started repeating the series from beginning here in Oz and I'm addicted all over again. Last night Arthur was looking to buy a "lorry load of frost damaged Italian refrigerators" Classic. But my favourite must be "a cotchell of hand made Italian shoes from Taiwan"
53 Nick from East Sussex: The greenhouse ep. is entitled 'Windows.' A lot of greenhouse windows get smashed and Arthur is busy running a dodgy health club. Series 4 ep.10. First shown March 84.
52 wayne campbell from sunbury: does anyone know what episode terry is goes to a greenhouse with a women and its full off skunk, the girl takes some and shows terry in car. this was filmed in sunbury around 1985 when i was a small lad. many thanks
51 Alan from Shepherds Bush: Now that i've retired I love to watch episodes and then hunt down film locations, some that you only get a glimpse of. I live in Shepherds Bush so i'm bang in the middle of Minder country. The shoe shop that Arfur tries to pass off football boots without the studs as trainers is now a musical instrument shop at the end of my street on the Uxbridge Rd. I have the best hobby because I don't have to travel far.
50 michael miller from ml54bj: there is only one man to play arthur that is BRADLEY WALSH to bring back the hat and coat also the car lot
49 David Lyth from Dorset: How is it that Minder is still so good and so much modern stuff is so poor?
The world is my lobster
He's an inverterbrate liar
He must be on them stair rods (steroids)
Stand on me
Anybody got any more?
48 sam from n/cle on tyne: wasn't arfurs stuffed dog called blower? The toon had a famous character called 'blow' & 'blower' shotton, supposedly because of his mastery of safes.
47 Angie from East Anglia: Anyone know the name of Arthur Daley's dog?
46 Nick from East Sussex: Arthur says 'Ooh, very Sistine' in the toilets. The ep. is 'Not a Bad Lad, Dad' from series 2 where Terry thinks he may be a father. I love the way Arthur peers at a piece of graffiti on his way out. Cheers.
45 Mark Smith from Dagenham: Minder, My fav prog ever. My fav episode is "Rembrandt doesn't live here anymore". But i just love it all and i have visited various sites where Minder was filmed etc. Arthur Daley was the greatest and Terry McCann was different class!! I miust admit that I didn't watch it after Terry departed and have only watched episodes with Terry and Arthur. Some i seen about 75 times.
44 Lynn from Wakefield: In S06 E05 From Fulham With love... What was Rula Lenska's "Natasha"'s FULL name?
43 Roy from Rotherham: HELP. Did Arthur say, when referring to some undercooked nouveau cuisine lamb "A good vet would have this back on it's feet" if so which episode/series.
42 Steve Kirk from Leicester: My favourite comment by Arthur was 'very Sistine Chapel' when he visited Terry in the toilets of a seedy nightclub. where he was a bouncer. Does anyone know the name of the episode?
41 daniel clapham from 15 stockdale crsecent bamber bridge preston: i wish they show minder originally from 1979 to 1980
40 Ron from Isle of Wight: Favourite Arthur and Terry lines after Arthur had got away with another dodgy deal: "Somebody up there likes me, Terry."
Terry: "Bloody good job, 'cos nobody down here does!"
39 michael from prescot: Fantasic!! Best repeat show on TV at the moment..
Remember being able to stay up late watching it and it was good then!
All part of being a 70`s kid!!
38 Nick Robinson from England: Jon, that script sounds an interesting idea. It's got to be better than the idea of re-doing the show with someone else playing Arthur. I've heard that Shane Ritchie is rumoured to be a candidate for the role.
Have you seen the old Wichester Club in Kemptown, Brighton? I know it's closed now but hope the signs's still up as I'd love a pic of it with me, cigar in mouth in my Arthur crombie coat, Cheers.
37 Alan Donlin from Crayford Kent: Superb series George Cole and Dennis Waterman patrick Malahide and the everyone else creator Leon Griffiths Thank you so much for cheering me up
36 JON FARMER from BRIGHTON: I am contemplating writing an up to date series of Minder although I not George Cole is a bit reluctant to star in anything new. Terry comes back from Oz with 2 sons and discovers The Winchester is derelict since Dave retired. Dave is in an old people's home with Arthur. Terry does up the Winchester and the scripts are one offs based around the stars who have been in the show i.e. Ray Winston, Richard Briers, Mel Smith, Toyah etc. My idea is to turn Terry into an Arthur type character who visits the old people's home for advice. Terry's sons provide the muscle. What do people think?
35 Dave from Southampton: As being a second hand car dealer myself, I'd like to say how wonderful the minder series was. I have collected every DVD and i have also started to collect memrobility from minder,including signed photographs and posters. The Series was brillant and still i find is very popular today.Would anybody be able to tell me whether or not there is a minder fans convention/reunion. thanks
34 Drew from Brisbane Australia: A truly Great show. I love the humor and language. Do people in London still talk like that or do they speak American English like Australians?
33 Nick Robinson from England: What a wonderful show in every way. The banter between the regulars in the good old Winchester, the schemes and the scams, Arthur and Terry's run-ins with the law,and the endless stream of shady characters and nastier villains Terry has to 'slap.' The Ford Capris and Cortinas,the cigar and ciggy smoke, the gee-gees, the dogs and Terry's birds. Minder so perfectly captures the spirit of a time and way of life so many are nostalgic for today...including many of us who were just ankle-biters when the show was first aired. It gets better with every viewing and the list of wonderful extras is astounding: Ray Winstone, Jimmy Nail and June Whitfield all feature in one ep for gawds sake! And Mike Reid's performance as Vern is simply brilliant. Frank Butcher in the making! Yet I have to wonder what Arthur would make of the London of today. Would Dave really have to enforce the no smoking ban in The Winchester? A terrible thought. Golden TV from a golden age.
32 wasim from East London: I am 36 now, and with the usual stress in life, things have changed so much, but anytime a episode of Minder comes on, gives me so much pleasure and Terry and Arthur are just perfect duo, next time you watch a episode, see the original backdrop of East London, hardly any cars, proper sunshine, everything closed on Sunday, trip down memory lane (oh how i would love to be back in that time era). The scams unbelievable and the language true cockney. Loved it to bits.
31 Dave Roberts from Watford: Being a great Minder fan i liked everything that was done, Arthur and Terry were the perfect pairing and their acting was so true to life, but for me the introduction of Ray Winstone as Arnie was superb, my favourite sketch was Arthur being chosen to give away the bride and Arnie turning up with the tow truck. Fantastic!!
30 jacqui c-w from bournemouth: George Cole was born to play Arthur as was Dennis to play Terry. My favourite has to be the snake slithering over Arthurs foot! We can all sing the theme tune!
29 cyd nicholls from london: i loved the episode where terry is in the winchester, and the guy on the old jo-anna breaks out in song 'leave it out john' it really takes you back and reminds you of what was
28 matt from somerset: Brill TV I think george cole an gary webster were great act aswell as dennis waterman fav one has to be where arthur buys sky dishes and has ray putting them up classic tv great.
27 Chris from Dudley: What a piece of British television excellence. I've got all the episodes, love them all, no favourite really but Arthur Daley quotes are superb. In an episode called broken arrow, Arthur is discussing his crashed Granada with Wally Brabham. When asked if it was insured Arthur replies" what? one lamp post, two witnesses and nine vodka and tonics, I'd be lucky to get bail never mind insurance".. great stuff, to finish two other classis Daley Quotes. "I'll have to reduce that motor........by 2 owners and 30,000 miles" and the final one for now..."Do unto others as they would do unto you...if you gave them the chance".... anyone got any more Arthur Daley quotes????? and remember...a friend in need is a pest
26 Speedy from Carlisle: That episode where someone comes into Terry's 'drum' Some bird appears from the bedroom with her tits out. Dunno what happens after that 'cos I was sent to bed by my babysitter. (was only about 7 at the time though!)
25 Beverley from Somerset: Favourite episode was where George Cole appeared with his real life wife Penny Morrell, a little seen actress now. Both were very professional, George has to be the best actor this country has for comedy.
24 david rees from surrey: one of my favourite minders was when arthur sets up the horse racing tips con with jj. only he could get telephone boxes instead of a real office! class!
23 Lisa from Isle of Wight: I was a kid when Minder started but I'm now such a fan! I was born and brought up in East Acton. My favourite DC is Morley and my favourite episode is when Arthur passed out when he realised his 25 grand was part of a robbery, I think he never got to finish those immortal words of "Oh my Gawd"!! Love it!
22 William from Belfast: The best programme ever to be aired on tv, i have every single episode on dvd and never tire watching them. Timeless comedy/drama
21 david rees from surrey: minder on the orient express was superb throughout with action and comedy.
20 Jason from Slough: Fav episode was the one where Arfur faked his death and the mayhem that set in when he found out that people started to cotton on he was alive.
Long live Arfur!!!!!
19 $kill$ from Sussex: Any episode with Cheerfull Charlie Chisholm in is an instant classic - Give Us This Day Arthurs Daley Bread springs to mind. Thought the introduction of Justine, seen mostly in Series 6 & 7 was quality.
18 Paul from Kent: The episode in which Harry Fowler is a dodgy undertaker...the scene where a very corpse-shy Arthur faints after a stray mongrel sneaks in to the lock-up, knocks the coffin and ends up covered in a white sheet!!! Priceless stuff from one of TV's greatest performers.
17 Richard from Tottenham: There are far too many favourite moments to list, but as heard in so many episodes, no one can say "Oh my Gawd" like Arthur could.
16 Emma from Northampton: I absolutly love Minder, there was a great partnership between George cole and Dennis waterman. I think my favourite episode was "The balance of power" because everyone would love "Arfur" to be their counseller.
15 TR from Scarboro: Dreamhouse is quality!
14 stuart wright from chelmsford: Like laurel and hardy a double act many years before then they dont seem to get along at all but really one cannot live without the other. Terry would always be critisising arthur one way or another but when he was in trouble terry would be there for him like a true friend. Like Laurel and Hardy it was the chemistry between them what was magical to watch...!
13 ROBERT HOGAN from LONDON: Lets not forget the other characters who made minder great, especially Chisholm who's spiteful personality allways made me laugh. Fave Chisholm quote from episode "from Russia with love" where he first meets Arthur's skinhead nephew and says "Who or what is that"
12 pete six from wales: cant talk now there's old bill outside me drum and they look like wrong uns, gis half a lager please dave yeah cheers.
11 Glen Templeton from Glasgow: I watched it may years ago when I was very young, and it still maintains the magic it done now as it did back then. Although both Arthur & Terry argued like cat & dog, secretly, Arthur would have loved to have Terry as his son, and they both looked out for one another regardless who was to blame !! Brilliant memories !!
10 Glen templeton from Glasgow, Scotland: Watched it when i was very young, loved it then, love it more now. The comradeship between Arthur and Terry is fantastic, and although they fought like cat & dog, they always looked out for one another unconditionally, and secretly, Arthur would have given anything to have Terry as his own son. Great Memories and brilliant show. Minder on the Orient Express has both me and wife in hysterics.
9 Andy West from Lymington: I grew up watching Minder and it is without doubt the best programme ever made, or ever likely to be made. My children love it as well now. Favourite episode? Has to be 'A Load of Bull', no matter how many times I watch it, it still makes me roar with laughter.
8 David Craig from Northern Ireland: I always did enjoy Arthur and Terry and now I am building up a collection of DVDs. Better than some of the junk on the box now.
7 Stephen Mcccarten from Northern Ireland: Am 37 now watched minder when i was a kid and still watching it now on Sky, I think the 2 together George Cole and Dennis Waterman make the perfect comedy duo.
6 giulio robertson from brighton: Good old minder, great show, always something new just around the corner, Terry & Arthur are two of a kind, i always chuckle when Arthur says "oh my goud", its good to see British old school culture once again.
5 Pete Woodcock from Warrington: It was a great comedy drama Dennis Waterman and George Cole were a great double act,and the programmes were hilarious.
4 Barbara Kearns from Winchester: It made me laugh before and it still makes me laugh. Arfur and Terry are two of the greatest comic creations and they are portrayed to perfection by George Cole and Denis Waterman. Minder would certainly be one of my 'Desert Island' DVDs.
3 John Forbes from Darlington: Long running series that appeals to a wide range of people. How they created the many funny and different scripts I will never know. Each episode had more twists and turns than a country road. You simply couldn't work out what was going to happen at the end of the show - but you knew it would be alright on the night. Speaking of which, hasn't Arthur used up all of his 'Get Out Of Jail' cards? I could continue for a while longer, but I won't bore you...
2 Kath Casbolt from Kent: George Cole and Dennis Waterman were the perfect partnership. Great stories -but loads of laughs. Arthur Daley was a terrible person but he was everyones favourite rogue - you couldn't help but like him. I can watch this program over and over again and still find myself chuckling.
1 Louise Dyce from Blackburn: Its a great laugh! i used to live in Fulham London and so i'm familiar with the cockney lingo. The mess Arthur gets himself in! great show !
George Cole as Arthur Daley
Dennis Waterman as Terry McCann
Glynn Edwards as Dave Harris
Patrick Malahide as D.S. Chisholm
Peter Childs as D.S. Rycott
Nicholas Day as D.S. Morley
Michael Troughton as D.I. Melsip
Marina Sirtis, Robbie Coltrane, Beryl Reid, June Brown, Billy Connolly, Ben Chaplin, Brian Blessed, Ian McShane, Rula Lenska, Lesley Joseph, Jackie Collins, Pam St Clement, Toyah Willcox, Suzi Quatro, Warren Clarke, Max Wall, Alfie Bass, Nigel Humphreys, Pete Postlethwaite, Gillian Taylforth, Jimmy Nail, Ray Winstone and Stephenm Rea.
Nominated for a BAFTA award for George Cole in 1983.
1925-04-22: George Cole (Arthur Daley) was born.
1980-11-29: I Could Be So Good For You by Dennis Waterman (Terry McCann) reached number 3 in the UK charts
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