Post by jno on May 27, 2015 10:06:32 GMT
Link to episode on minder.org: www.minder.org/episodeguide/S03E11_PoeticJusticeInnit.htm
A very memorable episode written by Tony Hoare - Arthur is doing jury service with a lot of famous faces while Terry tries to help Debbie out.
'Gino's restaurant' at the start of this one was still on Google Street View up to 2012 but from 2014 appears as "Noodle" with Debbie's mini 1275 GT parked opposite outside the church on Windsor Road. If you look out of the window you can see the church so they are clearly eating inside there too. Debbie seems to have moved on from stripping in this one. Chisholm is in court opposite Arthur - his face when Arthur interrupts proceedings to clarify the term "fit up" is classic Chisholm! Jones is working with new copper Soames, who by all accounts nobody likes very much.
Anorak points: Dave seems to have a bit of help behind the bar in this one too in the form of a barmaid. When Terry gets Debbie from the fish'n'chip shop there is a nice little gathering of on-lookers on the street opposite. A few notable extras: Graham Cole (Tony Stamp in "The Bill") has a non-speaking role as an extra in the court and Ray Knight is sitting at the bar as Terry makes a phone call at the Winchester. The poster at Debbie's place behind Soames (pictured) is for The Who live at San Francisco's Cow Palace in November 73 (this was a concert where drummer Keith Moon collapsed and was replaced by an audience member Scot Halpin who volunteered and took over on the spot).
Due to the two separate storylines Arthur & Terry are split up for the majority of this one and there is a very good use of all the characters including Dave, Debbie, Chisholm and Jones. With a great bit of dialogue and a decent punch up at the end, this is an absolutely top episode from series three with a great final line from Terry. Product of the week: see-through yashmaks for liberated Muslim ladies.
Some top lines from Arthur:
- It's simple, if it's one of your own kind it's a not guilty innit? If, on the other hand, it's a nonce case in the dock, who's been getting at kids, it's into the shovel and plenty of porridge.
- The fella in the Father Christmas gear made that very clear.
- On top of all this agg, I am in the middle of deciding a man's fate, inn’i?
- I wonder if there would be any chance of you having a word with someone about my bit of gear?
- Boat race madam!
This is superb stuff - love it! 10/10