A Life Of Bliss

A Life Of Bliss On Radio And TV A Life Of Bliss started life as a BBC Radio sitcom in 1953.  The show ran for one hundred and sixteen episodes and a one off short over seven series between 1953 and 1969.In...

Minder – The Cruel Canal

Minder - The Cruel Canal - 1991 Arthur had returned for an eighth series with a new minder in the form of his nephew Ray Daley.  Through the original series Christmas specials had not been used until the later...

Minder On The Orient Express

Minder On The Orient Express - 1985 Minder's first feature length episode headed ITV's Christmas schedules for 1985.  Accompanied by an all star cast it's laughs from start to finish with Terry and Arthur as t...

Minder At 40

Minder Is 40 Years Old It was 9pm Monday 29th October 1979 that we first met Terry McCann and Arthur Daley in an episode entitled "Gunfight At The OK Launderette".Originally intended as a vehicle for Denni...

Comrade Dad

Comrade Dad, 1984 Comrade Dad is a largely forgotten BBC satirical sitcom.It starred George Cole(Minder) and Doris Hare (On The Buses).  It ran for just one series of eight episodes in 1986 following a pil...

Minder, 1979

Minder - The Dennis Waterman Years - 1979 - 1985 and 1988 - 1989 Repeated on ITV 3 on a regular basis it's hard to believe that Minder is 40 years old this year.Originally intended as a vehicle for Dennis ...

Blott On The Landscape

Blott On The Landscape, 1985 The six part TV comedy drama series based on the 1975 novel by Tom Sharpe.Screened on the BBC the in 1985, the TV series is set ten years after the book and makes a number of s...

Are You In Or Out?

Root Into Europe, 1992 Classic comedy drama with George Cole.  Root into Europe was definitely of it's time, as at the time of broadcast (1992) there was plenty of talk about the single European market.  Here ...
Schoolgirl tearaways at St Trinians

The Belles of St Trinian’s, 1954

St Trinian's is of course is the fictional boarding school for girls, the creation of English cartoonist Ronald Searle.  The first cartoon had appeared in 1941, but shortly afterwards Searle had to fulfil his m...