One of my favourite Terry episodes..for lots of reasons really...right from the beginning with Rycott missing the blagging ladies at the start due to a dodgy Motor...to the end "Lets have a nice cup of tea..."
For me, I love Winchester scenes and this ep has loads...what with Mournful trying to off load the fur coat
The dodgy motor Arthur sells Dee is hilarious too...and the way he buys it! "Look at the pudding on those seals...I'll give you 70" "Seventy???" and he pays in oners
And some great Arthur action throughout ...including one of my favourite scenes..at Terry's flat when Arthur passes out for nearly being shot..."Oohh, that's water" "Yeah he's alright..."
Moving Dee into Terry's flat right under his nose lol! "Anyway, you're never there, you're always at your grans"
Also love when he's getting hassled to give a valuation on the stolen Tom..."sixty grand top whack"
And the pub scene with Terry and Jimmy Fagg, the piano player, is great.
Great script, Arthur and Terry on top form and supporting cast well on song in this one for me
Very good episode. I always enjoy a Rycott appearance. Penny Downie was very good as Dee, turning from nice to vengeful in an instant. Further glamour from the lovely Julieanne White. Line of the episode from Arthur "...a fur coat Basil Brush would change his act for". Mournful Maurice was another great Minder character. I wouldn't have objected at seeing him again. This was filmed during a glorious spell of weather in the summer of 1983.
The weird thing about this one is Larry Lamb ending up in bed with the two birds - not sure we see much like that in 'Minder' anywhere else do we? Clearly done to improve his Mr. Smooth image in this one.
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Daley & McCann are, as good as, holding hands, on the exercise yard, in the scrubs.
Worthy of a 4/5,some great moments & one - liners,good locations too. As mentioned - you can tell it was warm! A little far fetched at times. Also,again - as mentioned "Mournful" would've made a great regular character!
The scene in the park where Rycott berates Aldridge as "a moron of mind boggling inepitude" always makes me laugh. I suppose it must be down to Peter Childs' delivery. Interesting to contrast his comic relief Rycott here with the rather more menacing figure of early episodes. What a fine actor he was.
The Aussie girls are all very glamorous, although I think some of those 80s trouser outfits don't do them any favours. A strange decade fashion wise.
Far beneath the ice they sleep These dark knights of the black sun
Thanks to jno I now know the geezer in the boozer playing the Joanna singing "leave it out John" DW years to be Jimmy Fagg. Good episode, not that good an Australian accent from the usually talented Larry Lamb.
Post by I used to think I was a parrot on Feb 21, 2018 22:13:42 GMT
I watched a bit of this classic episode on tv the other day, and was reminded of a favourite scene involving Arthur (although there are about a 100). In the Winchester I love Arthur's face looking pained and looking side to side when the Australian woman gets a wedge of cash out. Arthur is always shifty around cheques and banknotes!
Not a bad episode. One thing I find intriguing are the two Aussie birds (Julianne White and Sally Taylor) who look like identical twins but I cannot find anything on net to find out whether they are related. They both have different surnames unless they are married or using stage names.