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Minder Season 6 from Clearvision

Clearvision have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Minder The Complete Series 6 for May 5th with a retail price of £24.99. The Double Box will contain two volumes of three episodes each...

Series 6 - Part 1 of 2 (Episodes 1,2 & 3)
Episode 1 – GIVE US THIS DAY ARTHUR DALEY’S BREAD

Arthur sees the chance to use some ex-prisoners as cheap labour on his landscape enterprise, puts Terry in charge and ends up out of pocket.
(Writer – Andrew Payne, Producer - George Taylor, Executive Producer – Lloyd Shirley, Director – Francis Megahy)
Episode 2 – LIFE IN THE FAST FOOD LANE
Arthur gets an illegal car phone installed and Terry is picked up by the rich daughter of a Hamburger King who goes bankrupt.
(Writer – Alistair Beaton, Producer - George Taylor, Executive Producer – Lloyd Shirley, Director – Terry Green)
Episode 3 – THE RETURN OF THE INVINCIBLE MAN
A strike, a load of bespoke suits and a hasty agreement to rob a friend’s safe mean trouble for Arthur and Terry with a safeblower who blows himself up.
(Writer – Leon Griffiths, Producer - George Taylor, Executive Producer – Lloyd Shirley, Director – Roy Ward Baker)

Series 6 - Part 2 of 2 (Episodes 4,5 & 6)
Episode 4 – ARTHUR IS DEAD, LONG LIVE ARTHUR

Arthur fakes his suicide when he can’t bring himself to pay a £20,000 tax bill. A reporter runs a story about his disappearance and Arthur’s world threatens to fall apart.
(Writer – Tony Hoare, Producer - George Taylor, Executive Producer – Lloyd Shirley, Director – Terry Green)
Episode 5 – FROM FULHAM WITH LOVE
Arthur and skinhead Nigel sell tracksuits and Walkmans to the crew of a Russian ship and search for a way to exchange roubles. Meanwhile ship member Natasha enlists Terry’s help in finding a missing crewman.
(Writer – Tony Hoare, Producer - George Taylor, Executive Producer – Lloyd Shirley, Director – Francis Megahy)
Episode 6 – WAITING FOR GODDARD
Arthur is offered a finder’s fee by a firm of solicitors for locating elderly recluse Albert Goddard. With Arthur more interested in the inheritance, the solicitor asks for Chisholm’s help in the affair.
(Writer – Leon Griffiths, Producer - George Taylor, Executive Producer – Lloyd Shirley, Director – Roy Ward Baker)

This is the first time ever that the BAFTA Award winning series has been available to own on DVD. Extras include Series 7 Trailers, a Primetime magazine interview with the original creator Leon Griffiths, who wrote his last episode during Series 6, plus a Series 6 Guide, extracted from the new book ‘The Phenomenon That Was Minder’.

Here is a look at the cover art and a menu shot from disc one. Following that are some further details on the show taken from the Press Release...





First appearing on our screens in late 1979, ‘Minder’ was originally conceived as a vehicle for ex-Sweeney star Dennis Waterman, but its lasting contribution to TV culture was rehabilitating George Cole, whose dapper but slippery "entrepreneur", with his numerous dodgy deals, mockingly reflected the values of 1980’s Thatcherite Britain.

Series 6 bounced back in 1985 after a nine-month break between seasons at the peak of its success. George Cole and Dennis Waterman received awards from the Variety Club of Great Britain as “ITV Personalities of the Year” for their performances in ‘Minder’ and Leon Griffiths received a BAFTA for his writing on the series. Such was its mainstream popularity that even merchandise was brought out that year, including a ‘Minder’ computer game and ‘Minder Annual 1986’ for the 1985 Christmas season.

‘Minder Series 6’ will be available on 5th May 2003 from all good video and DVD stockists or by calling Mega Mail on 020 8292 4875. Clear Vision Ltd also announces the launch of www.clearvision.co.uk. The site provides easy on-line access to a catalogue of classics from British television’s golden era and by ordering directly from the publisher, www.clearvision.co.uk customers have the benefit of ready availability and speedy delivery from a company that cares about its consumers.

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