Thanks to minder.org's roaming reporter felixdeburgh, some behind the scenes info from Cyd Child about the scenes when they’re in the flat at the end.
The director wanted a long shot of each one entering the room, only problem was the only way they could do it and position the camera was to enter from a small bathroom. So, they all squeezed in but it meant that Cyd and Dennis had to stand in the bath to wait for their cue. Cyd said to Dennis, “Well if nothing else on this shoot, I can say I’ve shared a bath with Dennis Waterman”.
Cyd also confirmed that she was dubbed as they wanted the character to have a butch-sounding voice.
Thanks to felixdeburgh for sourcing this info, super stuff felix.
I watched half of this yesterday evening and the other half just now (how dare people expect me to work??!!)... another excellent one imo as we have the well planned scam at the hotel, the brilliant and cleverly written wine tasting and the hilarious encounter with plod. I love this bit so much I rewound it and watched it a couple of times.
Pretty decent episode I thought. Arthur’s wine mate had some front, he sells him a load of iffy wine, then when he gets bumped by some call girl he blames Arthur. Gordon bennet. Arthur was pretty convincing too that he had nothing to do with it. Seems like the muscle he had behind him forced Arthur and Terry into some action.
The fight scene in the adult shop was pretty tasty, all playing out while plod digs up Arthur for being parked on double yellow. When Terry checked a guy against the shop window it looked a sore one, the window pane looked like it could have took his head off with a bit more force. I take it that would be safety glass, it didn’t look like it the way it cracked. Health and safety a bit more lax back then. Terry managed to sort out Arthur wit( a present for him n er indoors😬
I recognised the japanese business man as Arthur put it.
Arthur took a sore one with a vase over 5he napper by some bird near the end. It all worked out well for him at the end with Chisholm unknowingly helping out meaning he’s got the dodgy vinegar for free.
A great episode and one I remember fondly. The wine tasting at the end is classic Minder; 'Terry, that is a nice little table wine!', 'If you wanna strip the paint off the table, yeah!' That punch up in the you know what shop with that dopey copper outside was/is hilarious. One question though; who was the butch bird Terry has the fight with? She had an Aussie accent although I don't know if that was real or put on.
EDIT: Oops, that'll teach me not to read the thread first! Cyd Child it was (and she was dubbed). Thanks felix.
In the Winchester near the end when Chisholm lifts Clive Stannard he puts his hand on Arthur's shoulder as if he would just love to take Arthur in for questioning as well. Arthur's very relieved comment to Dave after they have left "You make a big saving when the law's on your side, Dave, get me a large one" and the look on his face is comic genius.
Post by nationalpelmet on Dec 17, 2020 8:39:03 GMT
Bit of an underrated episode this one. Terry playing along at the wine tasting is just great and his reaction when he thinks matey is going to spit the wine on the floor 🤣. Also a right chuckle when Arthur is on the dog in the phone box with the crossed line 😂. And as mentioned great scenes in/outside the adult store 🤭. I hadn’t really taken in how little Chisholm and Rycott are deployed in the earlier series’.