The BEST Episodes of Minder
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2020
This comedy drama series featured Terry McCann, a former boxer with a conviction for G.B.H., and Arthur Daley, a second-hand car dealer with an eye for a nice little earner. Alongside his many business ventures, Arthur would regularly hire Terry out as a minder or bodyguard.
#1 - A Lot of Bull and a Pat on the Back
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 4, 1980
Terry and Arthur are hired to move a bull from it's field to the owners new farm. Later they discover that they have stolen the bull, so they decide to find the men who hired them and get the bull returned to the rightful owner. Terry is also hired by his stripper girl friend to discourage a stalker.
#2 - Rocky Eight and a Half
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 1984
When Arthur goes to a pirate boxing match, it gives him the idea, of getting Terry back into the ring for a fight with Jackie Wilson the man he fought seven years ago, when Terry threw the fight, and lost his licence. Things start to get complicated when Wilson's wife shows up and suggests that her husband isn't fit to fight.
#3 - A Star Is Gorn
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 1984
When a rock star fakes his death, Terry tries to protect him from his unscrupulous manager, and a record producer who both want a share of his last recording which due to a mix up has ended up in Arthur's lock up.Arthur tries to sell the tape when it becomes clear that due to his so-called "death" the record has every chance of being a hit.
#4 - Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 1982
A crooked travel agent , Monte Wiseman gets Arthur and Terry to pick up a coffin at the airport and store it at the lock up. But when the coroner needs to perform an autopsy, Monte moves it from the lock up and despite Arthur's objections stores it at Terry's flat.
#5 - You Need Hands
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 1982
Terry Gives Des a hand collecting a debt but gets his hand broken in a fight just when Arthur has a special job lined up so he has to hire another minder but unknown to Arthur the job involves drugs so Terry and Des come to the rescue.
#6 - Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 1982
When Arthur finds an artist who can turn out work as good as the originals, he thinks that he can make money, until a crooked art dealer tries to cut in on him.
#7 - The Son Also Rises
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 1982
When a school boy is terrorised by local thugs, his mother hires Terry to protect him. It turns out that the thugs have been hired by his father's ex partner, who is just out of jail and has been cheated out of his promised windfall.
#8 - In
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 7, 1982
Arthur gets arrested in a drugs raid after taking possession of a car bought in from Europe Terry tries to hunt down the seller and after a long chase Terry gets the driver but back at the police station Arthur is being released.
#9 - Willesden Suite
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 29, 1984
Arthur gets in on a deal to provide a hotel with provisions. Terry helps out a young girl from Liverpool who wants to be a model but is ripped off by the photographer.
#10 - The Immaculate Contraption
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 1994
An nun buys an Austin Allegro from Arthur’s car lot, despite Arthur knowing it’s clapped out and overpriced. Then things start going wrong with his attempts to supply equipment to Bjorn, the manager at Jorgensen’s new stress reduction clinic. He’s convinced that divine retribution is to blame and sends Ray to the convent with instructions to put the car in good order – whatever the cost.
#11 - Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley
Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 3, 1994
Violent bank robber Charlie Knowles, a life prisoner, has decided to get even with his former partners who all received lighter sentences. Phelan, his former quartermaster and ‘outside man’ sets them all up and they get extra jail time. Arthur, who sold him the getaway car that broke down and allowed police to arrest them, is set up on dangerous driving charges and cops a sentence of 100 hours community service. Despite the evidence, DS Rogerson isn’t convinced of Arthur’s guilt and Ray helps him to expose the set-up. It emerges that Phelan, who originally ‘cooperated’ with police, also double-crossed Knowles. Phelan is arrested, but Knowles dies in prison.
#12 - Whose Wife Is It Anyway?
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 1980
When an old friend of Arthur's gets injured in a so-called "hit and run accident" Terry gets involved in minding the villain's antique shop.
#13 - The Car Lot Baggers
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 1984
When an unscrupulous builder wants a piece of land that is occupied by a local car dealer he hires a gang of thugs to move him out and tries to lay the blame at the door of the local gypsies.
#14 - A Number of Old Wives' Tales
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 19, 1984
Arthur gets involved with Clive Cosgrove, who has several businesses which are all run by women but it turns out that he is married to all of them.
#15 - Around the Corner
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 26, 1984
To cover a debt Arthur is given a greyhound, but while Terry is trying to train him, Arthur gets conned over video's that don't exist.
#16 - Last Orders at the Winchester
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 1993
To celebrate Dave’s 25 years at the Winchester, Arthur offers to get the club redecorated. He gives the job to “Heart Attack” – but the latter promptly breaks through a bearing wall and the club is forced to close down. To raise the money for repairs, Arthur organises a fundraiser football match, refereed by DS Morley. Then ‘Heart Attack’, who’d vanished, reappears and hands over the money for the repairs, which he’s stolen from Vic, a rival club owner. To allay police suspicions, an auction is held in order to ‘launder’ the money.
#17 - Bury My Half at Waltham Green
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 5, 1979
After George an ex bank robber is released from prison, Arthur gets Terry to mind him, until the whereabouts of a large amount of hidden cash is found. The only problem that Arthur forgot to tell Terry is that George is a decoy laying a false trail, while the real bank robber is released, and then he and Arthur will be free to find the money. but they all have a surprise in store
#18 - Minder on the Orient Express
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 25, 1985
When Terry helps out a girl who was being mugged, she repays him by giving him a couple of tickets for a holiday on the Orient Express. The girl turns out to be Nikki South,the daughter of Jack South, a big time crook who has died, and has left a large amount of money in a Swiss bank account. When Arthur finds out , he cons the other ticket off Terry and the two of them set off for Venice accompanied by several other travelers all of whom are also interested in the Swiss bank account, but the only clue to the money is a locket that Nikki carries around her neck, and a picture of the 1971 Arsenal cup winning football team.
#19 - The Smaller They Are...
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 12, 1979
Scotch Harry arrives from the airport where he has been looking for easy pickings. He has struck lucky by stealing a suitcase full of banknotes, but unknown to him they are forged. Arthur hides him, until he can come to some agreement with the rightful owner
#20 - Gunfight at the OK Launderette
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 29, 1979
Terry is caught inside a launderette while it is being robbed. As the police gather outside, Arthur tries to make some money by selling Terry's life story to the press.
#21 - Get Daley!
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 1984
When an illegal bookie threatens a customer who owes him money, the customer collapses and dies of a heart attack. Arthur, who is about to go into hospital for an operation, is an eye witness to the event and in no time he is being chased by the police, the bookie and the customers family.
#22 - Give Us This Day Arthur Daley's Bread
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 1985
Arthur gives some landscaping work to a group of ex-criminals, who the Vicar of St Chad's, is (thus far, unsuccessfully) trying to persuade to 'go straight'.
#23 - The Return of the Invincible Man
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 1985
When the local gents tailor is going out of business, he wants Arthur to get a gang together and rob his safe so he can claim on the insurance. but things start to go wrong, when the leader of the gang, Scotch Harry is accidentally blown up and he goes to Arthur for help.
#24 - From Fulham with Love
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 2, 1985
Arthur sells tracksuits and watches to some Russian Seaman, but one of them goes missing and tries to defect. When Arthur tries to bank the Russian money they will not except it. Arthur's nephew Nigel comes to work at the car lot.
#25 - Waiting for Goddard
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 9, 1985
A lawyer comes to see Arthur for some help in tracing an old man who has come into a considerable amount of money.