Minder

The BEST episodes of Minder

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

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Caught in the Act, Fact
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Caught in the Act, Fact

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/27/1980

Terry help's out Des into delivering a car that that has been used in a robbery. The police pick up Terry when they find his fingerprints on the car but Arthur provides an alibi and he is released. Terry also minds a magistrate who is a shoplifter.

Directors: Terry Green
Poetic Justice, Innit?
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1 votes

#2 - Poetic Justice, Innit?

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/24/1982

While Arthur gets to serve on a jury, he leaves Terry in charge at the lock up. Debbie (Terry's friend) goes into the business of home hair cutting and on her first job, the clients house is robbed and as she is a witness, she tells Terry and they both go to the police, only to fall under suspicion.

Directors: Terry Green
You Need Hands
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9.67
3 votes

#3 - You Need Hands

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/20/1982

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.

Directors: Ian Sharp
Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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9.67
3 votes

#4 - Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/27/1982

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.

Directors: Tom Clegg
A Lot of Bull and a Pat on the Back
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9.00
6 votes

#5 - A Lot of Bull and a Pat on the Back

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/4/1980

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.

Directors: Terry Green
Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley
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9.00
1 votes

#6 - Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/3/1994

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.

Whose Wife Is It Anyway?
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8.50
6 votes

#7 - Whose Wife Is It Anyway?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/1980

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.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Another Bride, Another Groom
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8.50
2 votes

#8 - Another Bride, Another Groom

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/17/1982

Arthur's niece is getting married,But Terry who should be driving the bride to the church is using the limousine to pick up a load of porn books.

Directors: Mike Vardy
The Son Also Rises
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8.50
2 votes

#9 - The Son Also Rises

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/3/1982

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.

Directors: Francis Megahy
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In
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8.33
3 votes

#10 - In

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/7/1982

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.

Directors: Ian Toynton
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The Return of the Invincible Man
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8.14
7 votes

#11 - The Return of the Invincible Man

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/18/1985

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.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here
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8.00
3 votes

#12 - Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/2/1980

Terry trains Willie a boxer on the comeback trail, but it becomes apparent that he is not taking the fight seriously. The promoter wants Willie to lose and has had a large bet on the other boxer. Terry shames Willie into training properly but the outcome is in the balance right up to the last round.

Directors: Dennis Abey
The Beer Hunter
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8.00
2 votes

#13 - The Beer Hunter

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/16/1980

Arthur meets his old army mate Yorkie. After a night on the town, Terry is to drive them home, but after taking him to his hotel, he goes missing. After a long search it turns out that Yorkie went to a local Hooker and somehow has lost his trousers. With his wife on her way down to London, the hunt is on for a replacement pair.

Directors: Tom Clegg
All Mod Cons
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8.00
2 votes

#14 - All Mod Cons

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/30/1980

Arthur tries to sell Terry's flat out from under him. Meanwhile guest star Toyah Wilcox plays an unscrupulous landlady who is trying to evict a young couple from a house so she can sell it to a developer.

Directors: Ian Sharp
Rocky Eight and a Half
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8.00
3 votes

#15 - Rocky Eight and a Half

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/1984

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.

Directors: Ian Toynton
A Well Fashioned Fit-Up
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8.00
2 votes

#16 - A Well Fashioned Fit-Up

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/21/1984

When Arthur tries to sell some fake dresses to a fashion agent, he refuses, but offers Terry a job guarding his warehouse, but Terry has already promised a pub owner that he will work for him, so Arthur stands in for him.

Directors: Jim Hill
Second Hand Pose
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8.00
1 votes

#17 - Second Hand Pose

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/3/1984

When due to mix up ,Terry is left in a large industrial meat freezer, he decides to go his own way, and gets work helping out an old friend who is in the second hand furniture business.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Him Indoors
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8.00
1 votes

#18 - Him Indoors

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/24/1991

Arthur sets himself up as a 'security consultant', selling security alarms to business premises. He recruits Ron the Burglar, a reformed burglar, for his hard-won expertise, but when Ron installs a system on Arthur's lock-up, it immediately malfunctions. Arthur is unable to leave the premises and he's forced to stay there all night. A series of break-ins at premises that have installed Arthur's equipment soon arouse the suspicions of the police and Morley and Park investigate.

How to Succeed in Business without Really Retiring
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8.00
1 votes

#19 - How to Succeed in Business without Really Retiring

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/18/1993

Arthur decides to retire and leaves Ray in charge. He is initially successful, computerising the records and expanding business, but he doesn’t have Arthur’s hard-won knowledge of people and their habits. Ray falls victim to a sting operation involving jewellery and Arthur, who’s become bored with retirement anyway, returns to the business to sort out the mess.

Last Orders at the Winchester
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8.00
1 votes

#20 - Last Orders at the Winchester

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/4/1993

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.

The Great Trilby
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1 votes

#21 - The Great Trilby

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/18/1993

A private detective, Bill McCabe, arrives from Australia to investigate a claim that Arthur is heir to a fortune left by an distant relative who’s died intestate. Ray and Arthur carry out some genealogical research at the Family Records Centre (then located at St. Catherine’s House and now merged with the National Archives), and also search parish records. They finally locate what appears to be clinching evidence of Arthur’s claim to be the last surviving descendant of the deceased’s family. But the Will requires the inheritor to be ‘of good character’, and Arthur has just been charged with unauthorised use of parking infringement notices (which are also forged).

One Flew Over the Parents' Nest
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1 votes

#22 - One Flew Over the Parents' Nest

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/1994

Whilst his parents are on holiday in Spain, Ray, driving Bert’s taxi, picks up Susie, an attractive girl who claims to be on the run from a violent husband. Arthur, scenting a ‘nice little earner’, installs her in Bert and Doreen’s house.

Dead Men Do Tell Tales
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7.75
4 votes

#23 - Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/13/1982

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.

Directors: Robert Young
Get Daley!
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7.67
3 votes

#24 - Get Daley!

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/14/1984

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.

Directors: Ian Toynton
Minder on the Orient Express
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7.64
11 votes

#25 - Minder on the Orient Express

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/25/1985

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.

Directors: Francis Megahy