6:10pm – Saturday, February 18 on ABC1
The British comedy-drama about London’s criminal underworld – made famous in the 70s for putting the slang word ‘Minder’ into Australian and UK conversation – returns to the small screen.
This revamped series follows the escapades of Archie Daley (played by Shane Richie), a socially ambitious but highly unscrupulous importerexporter, wholesaler, used-car salesman, and anything else from which there was money to be made.
Archie ropes in the honest and unlucky taxi driver Jamie Cartwright (played by Lex Shrapnel) to help him with one of his ‘jobs’, ultimately becoming Archie’s ‘minder’.
Episode Two: In Vino Veritas Archie has to rescue an old school friend, Maurice (Rik Mayall) when plans for his daughter’s wedding go awry.
Jamie is tasked with ‘minding’ Neil the groom as last time he absconded. Jamie spots him arguing with loan shark, Teddy B, and figures Neil has some troubles of his own. The minutes tick away and the ceremony looms closer.
Can Archie and Jamie bring calm to the boat and get the couple through their nuptials?