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Minder: The Complete Collection [DVD]

George Cole , Dennis Waterman    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
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  • Actors: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Glyn Edwards, Gary Webster, Michael Gothard
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 33
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 5096 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QV6JCA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,402 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Box set containing all 107 episodes of the BAFTA award-winning Thames TV comedy drama series starring Dennis Waterman and George Cole. The set also includes the 1985 feature-length special 'Minder On the Orient Express'. Series 1 episodes comprise: 'Gunfight at the OK Launderette', 'Bury My Half at Waltham Green', 'The Smaller They Are...', 'A Tethered Goat', 'The Bounty Hunter', 'Aces High - and Sometimes Very Low', 'The Bengal Tiger', 'Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away', 'Monday Night Fever', 'The Dessert Song' and 'You Gotta Have Friends'; Series 2 episodes are: 'National Pelmet', 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?', 'You Lose Some, You Win Some', 'Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here', 'Not a Bad Lad, Dad', 'The Beer Hunter', 'A Nice Little Wine', 'All Mod Cons', 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Enemy', 'The Old School Tie', 'All About Scoring, Innit?', 'Caught in the Act, Fact' and 'A Lot of Bull and a Pat On the Back'; Series 3 episodes comprise: 'Dead Men Do Tell Tales', 'You Need Hands', 'Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore', 'Looking for Micky', 'Dreamhouse', 'Another Bride, Another Groom', 'The Birdman of Wormwood Scrubs', 'The Son Also Rises', 'Why Pay Tax?', 'Broken Arrow', 'Poetic Justice, Innit?', 'Back in Good Old England' and 'In'; Series 4 episodes are: 'Minder's Christmas Bonus', 'Rocky Eight and a Half', 'Senior Citizen Caine', 'High Drains Pilferer', 'Sorry Pal, Wrong Number', 'The Car Lot Baggers', 'If Money Be the Food of Love, Play On', 'A Star Is Gorn', 'Willesden Suite', 'Windows', 'Get Daley!' and 'A Well Fashioned Fit-Up'; Series 5 episodes comprise: 'Goodbye Sailor', 'What Makes Shamy Run?', 'A Number of Old Wives' Tales', 'The Second Time Around', 'Second-Hand Rose', 'Ride to Scratchwood', 'Hypnotising Rita', 'The Balance of Power' and 'Around the Corner'; Series 6 episodes are: 'Give Us This Day Arthur Daley's Bread', 'Life in the Fast Food Lane', 'The Return of the Invincible Man', 'Arthur Is Dead, Long Live Arthur', 'From Fulham With Love', 'Waiting for Goddard' and 'Minder On the Orient Express'; Series 7 episodes comprise: 'It's a Sorry Lorry Morrie', 'Days of Fine and Closures', 'Fatal Impression', 'The Last Video Show', 'Fiddler On the Hoof' and 'The Wrong Goodbye'; Series 8 episodes are: 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Entrepreneur', 'A Bouquet of Barbed Wire', 'Whatever Happened to Her Indoors?', 'Three Coins Make a Mountain', 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?', 'The Last Temptation of Daley', 'A Bird in the Hand', 'Him Indoors', 'The Greatest Show in Willesden', 'Too Many Crooks', 'The Odds Couple' and 'The Coach That Came in from the Cold'; Series 9 episodes comprise: 'I'll Never Forget Whats 'Ername', 'No Way to Treat a Daley', 'Uneasy Rider', 'Looking for Mr Goodtime', 'Opportunity Knocks and Bruises', 'Gone With the Winchester', 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Retiring', 'The Roof of All Evil', 'Last Orders at the Winchester', 'Cars and Pints and Pains', 'The Great Trilby', 'A Taste of Money' and 'For a Few Dollars More'; Series 10 episodes are: 'A Fridge Too Far', 'Another Case of Van Blank', 'All Things Brighton Beautiful', 'One Flew Over the Parents' Nest', 'The Immaculate Contraption', 'All Quiet On the West End Front', 'The Great Depression of 1994', 'On the Autofront', 'Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley' and 'The Long Good Thursday'.

Product Description

Classic Minder: The Complete Series Box Set (33 Discs) Featuring: Dennis Waterman, George Cole & Glynn Edwards... The legendary George Cole plays Arthur Daly, a man synonymous with dodgy goods and shady deals and who knew a 'nice little earner' when he saw one, hires Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) to be his 'Minder' to protect him from other small time crooks. Rediscover all 10 series of this fantastic, classic British comedy series in all its glory.

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90 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than I remembered... 27 Mar 2010
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I bought this boxset for my husband expecting just the ten seperate series but found the last two 'bonus' discs actually contain five additional episodes including Minder on the Orient Express. For value for money this set can't be beaten. I hadn't intended watching much of this but listening to my husband's laughter I found myself getting drawn in. Yes as other reviewers, and my husband, have said, the Terry years are much stronger - I didn't appreciate this until watching them back to back. However, for my money one of the funniest episodes of the whole collection is in a 'Ray episode' involving the policeman Mr Morley, the car he bought from Arthur and the hidden drugs. If you don't watch this episode you are really missing out. Everybody mentions Chisolm and Ryecott but Morley was a star too and is well worth a look.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value 26 Dec 2010
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Really very pleased with this box set especially the price. Every episode is a pleasure to watch the acting is superb and very funny. The extras are brilliant and that includes the 3 short interviews with George Cole he talks about the early years, the middle years and the Gary Webster years.
I found that one of the episodes 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' has a bit of interference (a bit fuzy in places) nothing to worry about propably to do with the age of that episode. Also some discs have some minor surface scratches (but i am not complaining as it must be a terrible job trying to package 33 discs into a box on a restricted time limit).
I always say that the old ITV were never much good at making sit-coms, but when it comes to comedy dramas they were the tops 'Minder' being the best they ever produced, closely followed by 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet'.
Like with all my Amazon orders this came perfectly well packaged and in good quick time. Thanks for reading my review!....
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5.0 out of 5 stars An All-time TV Great 24 Nov 2011
By Keith M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Minder is a difficult series to classify - comedy drama, I guess. All I know is it is one of the funniest and most entertaining series ever to have graced our TV screens. Also, for me, when Gary Webster replaced Dennis Waterman (post-1989), the series lost its original appeal and some of its spark.

The series contains two of the greatest TV comedy acting performances ever. George Cole is, of course, recognised by all (hopefully) as a comic genius, and indeed a true acting genius. But, equally, although only featuring in 24 episodes, Patrick Malahide's performance as 'cheerful Charlie' (Albert) Chisholm is absolutely key to the funniest episodes - it is noticeable to me that those episodes where he does not appear are generally weaker. He delivered some of the greatest lines of the series, such 'I'll take that Irish into custody' and 'Very tactful, you Welsh cretin!'. Of course, Malahide went on to feature in other great TV including The Singing Detective and numerous historical dramas (including Dickens).

Difficult, I know, but if I had to pick one standout episode it would be from Series 4, The Car Lot Baggers, featuring Jimmy Nail as the gypsy (I mean traveller) Nathan, and June Whitfield (who is after Arthur's cherry, allegedly). The script is pure comic poetry.

Incidently, given the quality of writing for the series, I did some quick digging into one of the most common episode writers, Tony Hoare (now sadly deceased). It appears Tony was a failed, getaway driver(!), and whilst in prison he wrote a novel, which he showed to the writer Alan Plater, and the rest is history (as they say).

A series which merits much repeated viewing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice little box set to earn! 29 Nov 2011
By CJ1980
When the television world said goodbye to the Sweeney in 1978, ITV pushed Euston Films to produce a TV series that would succeed the tales of the flying squad and become another hit in it's own right. It was already decided that Sweeney star Dennis Waterman would be the star attraction and after a bit of talent spotting, Euston cast experienced actor George Cole (of the St Trinian's fame) as Waterman's co-star. Ultimately in 1979 Minder was born and another television revolution began.

After four years playing tough DS George Carter in the Sweeney, Dennis moved over to the opposite side of the fence to play a ex-con Terry McCann. Fresh out of the nick and trying deperately to earn an honest crust, Terry's criminal record means reliable employment is had to come by. The only source of income Terry can muster is using his former boxing skills as muscle for eastend 'ducker & diver' Arthur Daley (Cole) - a man with about as much spine as a jellyfish but with a solid heart of eastend values. The basis of the show is McCann finding himself 'loaned' out for muscle by the sly Arthur and finding himself in all manner of situations.

A very slow burner for ITV, it wasn't until the third series in 1982 that this excellent series really took off and became one of televisions greatest hits of the 1980s.

The show would go on to last almost fifteen years, with over 100 episodes filmed and aired over 10 series including a feature length film and various Christmas specials. This complete collection of every Minder installment is an absolute gem to own and provides enough enjoyable viewing time to last several months.

In my opinion, the show was at it's best during the first three series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT series well worth the money
EXCELLENT series well worth the money.Picture quality on a few of the early episodes is poor in places.No doubt copied off the original VHS tapes.
Published 14 days ago by Swanny
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great thanks
Published 1 month ago by walterp
5.0 out of 5 stars arthur daley
a first class programme lots of fancy stories the terry years are the best ones and it's good to hear all the specials included well worth the money
Published 1 month ago by kojak
5.0 out of 5 stars diabolical liberties
What is there to say? Simply brilliant. Not sure if it's available in blu ray, but would be even better.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. M. Heaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
If you remember and enjoy television from the 1970's and 1980's then you will enjoy Minder. Every episode and all the specials are here to be enjoyed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pete.
5.0 out of 5 stars an absolutle must own box set for any fan of minder
a must own dvd box set for any minder fan i have watched this box set over and over again and still enjoy it every time i watch it, hours of enjoyment, money well spent, includes... Read more
Published 4 months ago by barry rigg
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Tis is good but there is abit of injury to the last DVD case which was a bit disappointing but apart from that it's good
Published 4 months ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Minder: The Complete Collection
This collection presents all ten series of the clever, television show set in the London crime underworld and starring George Cole and Dennis Waterman.
Published 4 months ago by India Whiskey
5.0 out of 5 stars Super collection.
Great series and very good value. Complete series with both Dennis Waterman and Gary Webster. Includes also 'Minder on the Orient Express' which I'd never seen! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Francesca N
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old Minder
I love these old minders episodes it takes me right back. George Cole is brilliant in all of them as is Dennis. Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. Wilkinson
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