RFodchuk and I were very saddened to hear that the lovely Meic Povey passed away December 5th. His portrayal of DC Jones was perfect, and his chemistry with Patrick Malahide’s DS Chisholm is always a joy to watch. After leaving Minder, Mr. Povey went on to a highly successful and acclaimed career as a playwright, often writing in his native Welsh language. He will be missed very, very much.
In honor of his contribution to Minder, we’ve decided to pick a couple of our favorite DC Jones moments. This is no easy task as Jones provided many excellent Minder moments with his guv DS Chisholm.
Admin’s choice: The Return of the Invincible Man
Admin: My choice is their closing scene in “Return of the Invincible Man” (recapped here). Chisholm is determined to nab Arthur for a robbery at tailor Solly Solomon’s business but nothing is coming together. After main witness/suspect Scotch Harry (who managed to get himself injured while blowing up Solly’s safe) has escaped from the hospital our intrepid duo are left with very little to go on.
[A white van is parked outside Solly’s. Chisholm and Jones can be seen through its windows standing on the other side.]
Admin: I love the set up which is funny from the get go. The sight of Chisholm and Jones loitering around that squalid place in miserable weather immediately lets you know how seriously Chisholm is taking this. But is Jones taking it quite as seriously?
RF: What makes it even better is knowing that Chisholm is suffering from a crashing hangover at the time (having gotten completely snockered in the Winchester the night before) and is miserably freezing his butt off, while Jones appears impervious to the weather. I also love that Chisholm’s feet are so plainly visible behind the van. Perhaps he needs a little help with the “hiding” thing.
Admin: That is sweet the way the feet are showing there. 🙂 Continue reading