Post by myinspiration on Sept 22, 2020 21:26:16 GMT
"Have you been to a wedding, Daley?"
Once again, George Cole provides a comic high point of the whole show with his drunken speech. Not only is it a car crash, but he shows off real bitterness about his 40 years in business: "Not a sausage."
I assume Terry's attitude to his role is because he is fed up of humping boxes for Arthur and being put upon, and perhaps he dislikes Norma Bates and senses something 'dodgy' going on in the hotel. As someone says above, this 'dodgy' dealing is never fully explained.
I do like the setting of this episode, getting to see the people staying at or working at the hotel but there is no better character than Pongo (how many shirts like that have you got?) Harris brilliantly played by William Simons. Minder is so good at creating such memorable characters. The hotel setting gave the episode a different feel and it had the potential to be top drawer Minder but doesn't quite live up to it. Terry doesn't seem his usual self until the scrap at the end (I would have liked him to give the photographer a dig as well). But as always there is lots to enjoy, not least Arthur's drunken speech. Plus I have always had a soft spot for Sue and enjoyed her banter with Terry. 4 out of 5.