I have to disagree, I really like this one. Yes, there's a few holes in it - Arthur at the train window, how do they get home etc. but this is Christmas classic and Chisholm is top in this.
Having watched Murder On The Express the other night, mrs jno watched this Minder episode for the first time this evening. The result was she enjoyed it too but few laugh out loud moments and she said the ending was rubbish.
Nevertheless, I watched this Christmas 1985 and it holds a special place for me. The drama is out in this one and this a light hearted Christmas jolly with two guys you want to win, but you just know they won't as they're both losers. A great 80s British TV film, broadcast when Minder was at its peak.
It probably got away with a little more back in the day I concede, due to the show being at the height of its popularity when it went out.
It was more like a half baked film version of a 70s sitcom, where they throw everying plus the kitchen sink at it and lost something in translation to the big screen for me.
I enjoyed it, but something just didn't feel right about it in my opinion.