The Bounder, 1982
George Cole is probably best remembered for his role as Arthur Daley in Minder, but here he turns up in the ITV sitcom – The Bounder. Two series were made totalling 14 episodes by Yorkshire Television for ITV.
Estate agent Trevor Mountjoy arrives home from the office as usual only to be offered a drink by his wife, Mary.
Immediately suspecting something’s wrong. It’s not long before he realises just how right he was – Mary’s black sheep brother Howard is out of prison after serving two years for embezzlement and Mary wants him to stay with them.
Trevor is horrified – he can’t stand Howard because he always manages to make him feel inferior, but it seems he has little choice in the matter…
Peter Bowles – Howard Booth
George Cole – Trevor Mountjoy
Rosalind Ayres – Mary Mountjoy
Isla Blair – Laura Miles
Created and Written By: Eric Chappell
Produced By: Vernon Lawrence
Original Run: 16th April 1982 – 28th October 1983