UK Crime / Drama Series
10 seasons - 106 x 50 minute episodes,1 x 85 minutes and 1 x 100 minutes
Transmitted on ITV between 29-10-79 and 10-03-94
Made by Euston Films
Created by Leon Griffiths

Main Cast:
Arthur Daley - George Cole
Terry McCann - Dennis Waterman
Dave - Glyn Edwards
Det.Sgt.Chisholm - Patrick Malahide
Sgt.Rycott - Peter Childs
Det.Insp.Melsip - Michael Troughton
Ray Daley - Gary Webster
Det.Sgt.Morley - Nicholas Day
Det.Con. Park - Stephen Tompkinson


Outline:
Arthur Daley is a small time London crook and used car salesman who's always got some dodgy deals going on.So he 'employs' a minder to look after him,Terry McCann,ex boxer and jailbird,who usually manages at least one punch-up per episode trying to protect Arthur.Out to catch Daley in the act are Sgt.Chisholm and Sgt.Rycott,who never manage to make the evidence stand against him.
The series lasted for 14 and a half years,but Dennis Waterman left before season 8 was filmed in 1991.His place was taken by  Gary Webster,who played Daley's nephew,Ray.The show took a bit of a dive from here on in,the best episodes being those with Waterman.(Can I have me fiver now D ?)
It wasn't all serious,there were some very funny moments in it too,and some great guest stars too,such as Jimmy Nail,Kenneth Cope,Roy Kinnear,Brian Glover,Tim Healy,Max Wall,Toyah Wilcox and Patrick Troughton to name but a few.
Waterman had a hit with the theme song too, "I Could Be So Good For You",which reached the Top 5 in 1980.

Episode Guide
Season 1:
29-10-79 to 21-01-80
1.Gunfight at the OK Launderette
2.Bury my half at Waltham Green
3.The Smaller they are...
4.A Tethered Goat
5.The Bounty Hunter
6.Aces High,and Sometimes Very Low
7.The Bengali Tiger
8.Come in T64,Your time is ticking away
9.Monday Night Fever
10.The Dessert Song
11.You Gotta Have Friends

Season 2:
11-09-80 to 18-12-80
1.National Pelmet
2.Whose wife is it Anyway?
3.You Lose Some ,You Win Some
4.Don't tell them Willie Boy was here
5.Not a bad Lad ,Dad
6.The Beer Hunter
7.A Nice Little Wine
8.All Mod-cons
9.Diamonds are a girls worst enemy
10.The Old School Tie
11.All about scoring,Innit?
12.Caught in the act,fact
13.A Lot of Bull and a Pat on the Back

Season 3:
13-01-82 to 07-04-82
1.Dead Men do Tell Tales
2.You Need Hands
3.Rembrandt Dosen't live Here anymore
4.Looking for Mickey
5.Dreamhouse
6.Another Bride,Another Groom
7.The Birdman of Wormwood Scrubs
8.The Son Also Rises
9.Why Pay Tax?
10.Broken Arrow
11.Poetic Justice,Innit
12.Back in Good Old England
13.In

Christmas Special:
' Minder's Christmas Bonus '
26th December 1983

Season 4:
11-01-84 to 21-03-84
1.Rocky Eight and a half
2.Senior Citizen Caine
3.High Drains Pilferer
4.Sorry Pal,Wrong Number
5.The Car Lot Baggers
6.If money be the food of love,Play on
7.A Star is Gorn
8.Willesden Suite
9.Windows
10.Get Daley!
11.A Well Fashioned Fit-up

Season 5:
05-09-84 to 31-10-84
1.Goodbye Sailor
2.What Makes Shamy run?
3.A Number of Old Wives Tales
4.The Second Time Around
5.Second Hand Pose
6.The long ride back to Scratchwood
7.Hypnotising Rita
8.The Balance of power

Christmas Special:
' Around the Corner '
26th December 1984

Season 6:
04-09-85 to 09-10-85
1.Give us this day Arthur Daley's Bread
2.Life in the FastFood Lane
3.The Return of the Invincible Man
4.Arthur is dead,Long Live Arthur
5.From Fulham with Love
6.Waiting for Goddard

Christmas Special:
' Minder on the Orient Express '
25th December 1985

Christmas Special:
' An Officer and a Car Salesman '
26th December 1988

Season 7:
02-01-89 to 06-02-89
1.It's a Sorry Lorry, Morrie
2.Days of Fines and Closures
3.Fatal Impression
4.The Last Video Show
5.Fiddler on the Hoof
6.The Wrong Goodbye

Season 8:
05-09-91 to 21-11-91
1.The Loneliness of the Long Distance Entrepeneur
2.A Bouquet of Barbed Wire
3.Whatever Happened to Her Indoors?
4.Three Cons Make a Mountain
5.Guess Who's Coming to Pinner
6.The Last Temptation of Daley
7.A Bird in the Hand is worth Two in Shepherds Bush
8.Him Indoors
9.The Greatest Show in Willesden
10.Too Many Crooks
11.The Odds Couple
12.The Coach That came in from the Cold

Christmas Special:
' The Cruel Canal '
25th December 1991

Season 9:
07-01-93 to 01-04-93
1.I'll never forget Whatsername
2.No Way to Treat a Daley
3.Uneasy Rider
4.Looking for Mr Goodtime
5.Opportunity Knocks and Bruises
6.Gone with the Winchester
7.How to Succeed in Business without really retiring
8.The roof of all Evil
9.Last orders at the Winchester
10.Cars and Pints and Pains
11.The Great Trilby
12.A Taste of money
13.For a few Dollars More

Season 10:
06-01-94 to 01-04-94
1.A Fridge too Far
2.Another case of Van Blank
3.All things Brighton Beautiful
4.One flew over the Parents Nest
5.The Immaculate Contraption
6.All Quiet on the West End Front
7.The Great Depression of 1994
8.On the Autofront
9.Bring me the Head of Arthur Daley
10.the Long Good Thursday
 

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