Tag Archives: George Cole

Lordy, Lordy…Minder is Forty!

Admin: Happy Birthday to “Minder”.  It debuted October 29, 1979 and went strong until March 1994.  We here at the Appreciation are pretty much only concerned with the Chisholm episodes which ran sporadically from ’79 to ’88, but those 24 … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XLI: Chisholm Borrows Money

Admin: It is time for a Christmas themed Analysis of a Scene.  While “Minder on the Orient Express” might not seem especially Christmassy, it actually is.  Back in 1985 it aired on Christmas day as the highlight of ITV’s Christmas … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXIX: Cool Confident Chisholm

Time for a look at another one of our favorite scenes. This time we’ll be analyzing a brilliant DS Chisholm moment from Minder S02E12 “Caught in the Act, Fact.” (Recap here.) We particularly love this episode because Chisholm is very … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in An Officer and a Car Salesman

December 26, 1988, Patrick Malahide appeared as Chisholm for the last time in Minder S07E01 “An Officer and a Car Salesman”.   It is a peculiar episode because some time has passed and the main characters have all moved on with … Continue reading

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Goodbye Sailor and Chisholm’s Moments of Win

Goodbye Sailor Minder S05E01 “Goodbye Sailor” aired 5 Sept. 1984. It is infamous for the raft gag which actually could have injured Patrick Malahide. The stunt is discussed in some detail in the Minder episode of “Drama Connections” recapped here. … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as DS Chisholm in Sorry Pal, Wrong Number

In Minder S04E04, “Sorry Pal, Wrong Number”, Arthur Daley  gets involved with charming con artist J. J. Mooney (T. P. McKenna). Mooney puts up the cash to set up a horse racing consultancy business, “Mayfair Course Consultants”. It is quite … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as DS Chisholm in A Nice Little Wine

A Nice Little Wine In Minder S02E07, A Nice Little Wine, Arthur Daley tries to get into the wine business by buying a large £900 lot from dodgy wine merchant Clive Stannard (Peter Jeffrey) .  Later Clive is drugged and … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXVI: Chisholm and British Telecom

RFodchuk and I have been going through a bit of Chisholm withdrawal, so we decided to revisit one of our favorite Chisholm moments.  This is from “Life in the Fast Food Lane” (recapped here).  Chisholm *knows* that Arthur Daley has … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as DS Chisholm: Get Daley

Chisholm is typically a put-upon copper for whom nothing goes right. But, not always; sometimes he’s different.  Get Daley (S04E10) shows a more confident, dare I say menacing, Chisholm. He almost, but not quite, acts a bit of a bully. … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in Drama Connections: Minder

In 2005, Patrick Malahide appeared in the documentary Drama Connections S01E04: Minder. Drama Connections would look at well-loved groundbreaking television shows. Actually, Mr. Malahide appeared in two episodes of this series, as they also took a look at The Singing … Continue reading

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