The Dennis Waterman Years
UK Dvd Boxset (2011)

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Minder: The Dennis Waterman Years [20 DVD Box Set]
The Complete Collection UK Dvd Boxset
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Details [2011]

Actors: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Glynn Edwards, Patrick Malahide
Format: Box set, PAL
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 20
Classification: 15
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 29 Aug. 2011
Run Time: 4260 minutes


Here's the official blurb:

They could be so good for you! (that's a joke btw. An official joke playing on the chorus of the theme tune. Yeah, not that good - someone should get their coat).

The legendary partnership of George Cole and Dennis Waterman play Arthur Daley, a man synonymous with dodgy goods and shady deals, and Terry McCann, Arthur's 'Minder' who protects him from small-time crooks, in this hugely successful ITV series.

Drinking in the Winchester Club, driving the Capri and chatting up the ladies, catch up with Arthur and Terry's escapades in 68 episodes of ''the most entertaining, most tightly scripted, inventively comic and sharply directed drama series on televisio'' (Daily Telegraph).

Special Features: Photo Galleries.

My own thoughts: Sorry to keep banging on about the show but, well, I just like it. Alot. More than alot. I know Cole had a long and distinguished career and if you ever switch on, say London Live, on a Saturday afternoon and see an old British movie then Cole's distinctive features invariably appear. Yes, some great parts but it's Minder that defines him - well at least to a generation of us that grew up on this TV Thames classic.

Ah, Minder. What an absolute joy of a show. If you thought you were hard you hadn't met Terry McCann. An ex-boxer, he'd have you. Any day of the week. No matter what the problem he'd sort it. And always within an hour. Remarkable. George Cole as Arthur is still an iconic figure. Even today, anyone doing anything a little bit dodgy could be referred to as Arthur Daley. What an actor. George Cole. One of the most watchable figures, watchable faces, I have ever seen, My favourite Arthur Daley moments (among many) include when he's got a load of oversized coats to sell and he's going around getting people to try them on and grasping a huge load of the coat behind their back saying: 'Fits you like a glove'. Or he's takes on a youngster as a Minder and tells him he's the hardest thing since sliced bread. A real hard b##tard. The kid believes him and goes to sort out some hardened geezers in a snooker club and the next shot you see is the youngster coming out black and blue. If you missed out on the sheer entertainment of Minder then real more here

There would have been more chance of hell freezing over than anyone other than Dennis Waterman doing the theme tune. Even if Frank Sinatra had expressed an interest there would have been no chance of Dennis Waterman letting him muscle in. 'I could be so good for you...' was Waterman's message to the world and his alone. Ever after no one has been allowed to express even an interest in doing the theme tune of any show he's starred in.

Greedy boy.

Minder was a double act. Arthur Daley & Terry McCann. Without either (well definately without Daley) the show wouldn't have been the same. If you think about it, they are every bit as memorable as Laurel & Hardy or Morecambe & Wise. They just entertained for an hour of an evening. I say 'just' as that's the hardest thing on television to to do - to get millions to come back week after week to see you.

It was never the same once Waterman left. Gary Webster was good as Waterman's replacement but any actor coming after would be Waterman-lite.

Still, that era has gone. But it doesn't hurt from time to time to remember how we were once upon a time. That's nostalgia, I guess.

And at the heart of it all is one George Cole.

What are we going to get 'Er Indoors? Indeed.

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