Minder (1979)

Season 8 Episode 4

Three Cons Make a Mountain

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 26, 1991 on ITV
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Three Cons Make a Mountain
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Arthur keeps acquiring items that won't do his reputation any good. How is he going to off-load them without the rest of the manor finding out he's been conned?

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  • One of the classic Minder episodes - even without Terry

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    When three of the people conned by Arthur seek to get revenge, they do it in style : first by a fixed poker game in which Arthur reluctantly guarantees a hand by agreeing to take a "classic German car" in exchange for £2000 (it's a Trabant), then in an auction where he is lured away by a phone call and when he returns bids for what he thinks is the previous lot, only to find himself the proud owner of a greyhound, and finally when Ray is duped into taking a piano in part-exchange for a car.



    The whole episode centres around Arthur losing face "in the Manor", and he becomes quite despondent - the greyhound is a former champion but will not stud properly, and his customers are all backing out of deals when his reputation suffers.



    Finally, in a delicious "sting", Ray gets the 3 con artists to buy the Trabant off him for £10,000, leading to a final scene where Arthur is celebrating in the Winchester by singing My Way.



    Not too many of the post-Terry McCann "Minders" stand up, but this one does, indeed it could never have been made with Terry.moreless
Nick Kemp

Nick Kemp

Frank Wilson

Guest Star

Howard Ward

Howard Ward

Mark

Guest Star

Gary Powell

Gary Powell

Roger

Guest Star

Stephen Tompkinson

Stephen Tompkinson

DC Park

Recurring Role

Nicholas Day

Nicholas Day

DS Morley

Recurring Role

Glynn Edwards

Glynn Edwards

Dave

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