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This comedy drama series featured Terry McCann, a former boxer with a conviction for G.B.H., and Arthur Daley, a second-hand car dealer with an eye for a nice little earner. Alongside his many business ventures, Arthur would regularly hire Terry out as a minder or bodyguard.
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SEASON 1
Gunfight at the OK Launderette
s01e01
Terry is caught inside a launderette while it is being robbed. As the police gather outside, Arthur tries to make some money by selling Terry's life story to the press.
Air Date
29-10-1979
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Bury My Half at Waltham Green
s01e02
After George an ex bank robber is released from prison, Arthur gets Terry to mind him, until the whereabouts of a large amount of hidden cash is found. The only problem that Arthur forgot to tell Terry is that George is a decoy laying a false trail, while the real bank robber is released, and then he and Arthur will be free to find the money. but they all have a surprise in store
Air Date
05-11-1979
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The Smaller They Are...
s01e03
Scotch Harry arrives from the airport where he has been looking for easy pickings. He has struck lucky by stealing a suitcase full of banknotes, but unknown to him they are forged. Arthur hides him, until he can come to some agreement with the rightful owner
Air Date
12-11-1979
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A Tethered Goat
s01e04
Terry agrees to guard a middle eastern commodity broker, but he and Arthur get more than they bargained for.
Air Date
19-11-1979
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The Bounty Hunter
s01e05
Terry and Arthur help out a young widow forced to drive mini cabs to make ends meet after being swindled out of her savings in a Spanish villa scam by swindler Freddie Fenton.
Air Date
26-11-1979
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Aces High and Sometimes Very Low
s01e06
Professional gambler Maurice is barred from a casino after a large win, Later he is beaten up and the winnings are stolen. When he hears of a big poker game, he has to sell his car to Arthur to raise the stake money and gets Terry to mind him.
Air Date
03-12-1979
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The Bengal Tiger
s01e07
Terry minds a newspaper shop, from a group of Indians bent on revenge, over the shop owner's daughter and an arranged marriage.
Air Date
10-12-1979
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Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away
s01e08
When the mini cab company he has a share in, starts getting trouble from a couple of local louts, Arthur sends in Terry undercover as a driver. But the trouble is coming from an unexpected source.
Air Date
17-12-1979
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Monday Night Fever
s01e09
Arthur falls for a club singer, and promises to put her in the big time, but falls foul of an unscrupulous club owner. When Terry refuses to help, Arthur turns to a couple of vicious crooks. but Terry relents and tries to help.
Air Date
07-01-1980
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The Dessert Song
s01e10
Terry gets a job minding a Greek restaurant after saving a relation of the owner from being beaten up.
Air Date
14-01-1980
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You Gotta Have Friends
s01e11
When some barer bonds go missing from big time gangster Bobby Altman, the courier Billy Gilpin is suspect. He later turns up at Arthur's house wanting to get out of town. So Terry drives him to a hotel in Brighton.When Altman finds out , he suspects Arthur of being involved and takes him for a run to get at the truth.
Air Date
21-01-1980
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SEASON 2
National Pelmet
s02e01
Arthur gets Terry to guard a racehorse before he runs in a big race, but the owner and trainer are out to con the bookies and leave Arthur and Terry out in the cold.
Air Date
11-09-1980
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Whose Wife Is It Anyway?
s02e02
When an old friend of Arthur's gets injured in a so-called "hit and run accident" Terry gets involved in minding the villain's antique shop.
Air Date
18-09-1980
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You Lose Some, You Win Some
s02e03
Terry guards a group of people that Maurice the gambler has put together to win at roulette.When the casino start to protest, Terry hides them out at his flat, but this upsets his girlfriend Penny, who has taken the week off to be with him.
Air Date
25-09-1980
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Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here
s02e04
Terry trains Willie a boxer on the comeback trail, but it becomes apparent that he is not taking the fight seriously. The promoter wants Willie to lose and has had a large bet on the other boxer. Terry shames Willie into training properly but the outcome is in the balance right up to the last round.
Air Date
02-10-1980
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Not a Bad Lad, Dad
s02e05
An old friend of Terry's has left her son at Terry's house, while she sorts her life out. Terry gets attached to the lad, but when his stepfather starts to cause trouble, Terry has to fight to save the two of them.
Air Date
09-10-1980
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The Beer Hunter
s02e06
Arthur meets his old army mate Yorkie. After a night on the town, Terry is to drive them home, but after taking him to his hotel, he goes missing. After a long search it turns out that Yorkie went to a local Hooker and somehow has lost his trousers. With his wife on her way down to London, the hunt is on for a replacement pair.
Air Date
16-10-1980
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A Nice Little Wine
s02e07
Arthur gets into the wine business, but Clive his supplier gets robbed of Arthur's wine money, so it is up to Terry and Arthur to track down the thieves.
Air Date
23-10-1980
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All Mod Cons
s02e08
Arthur tries to sell Terry's flat out from under him. Meanwhile guest star Toyah Wilcox plays an unscrupulous landlady who is trying to evict a young couple from a house so she can sell it to a developer.
Air Date
30-10-1980
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Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Enemy
s02e09
While working for a gangsters wife,Rose Mellors the car Terry is driving is stolen along with a bag of diamonds which are hidden in the car, then follows a race to recover the diamonds before the police can trace the car.
Air Date
06-11-1980
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The Old School Tie
s02e10
An old friend of Terry's (George Palmer) has escaped from prison comes to see him to get help in overturning his sentence. With the help of a newspaper reporter Terry tracks down the real culprits and George gets compensation and a pardon.
Air Date
13-11-1980
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All About Scoring, Innit?
s02e11
A young footballer Danny Varrow wants to sell his story to the press, so Terry to minds him until Arthur can arrange a deal. Unfortunately Varrow is in debt to the local bookie, and the father of his latest conquest is also looking for him to talk about the little matter of sleeping with his daughter.
Air Date
20-11-1980
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Caught in the Act, Fact
s02e12
Terry help's out Des into delivering a car that that has been used in a robbery. The police pick up Terry when they find his fingerprints on the car but Arthur provides an alibi and he is released. Terry also minds a magistrate who is a shoplifter.
Air Date
27-11-1980
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A Lot of Bull and a Pat on the Back
s02e13
Terry and Arthur are hired to move a bull from it's field to the owners new farm. Later they discover that they have stolen the bull, so they decide to find the men who hired them and get the bull returned to the rightful owner. Terry is also hired by his stripper girl friend to discourage a stalker.
Air Date
04-12-1980
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SEASON 3
Dead Men Do Tell Tales
s03e01
A crooked travel agent , Monte Wiseman gets Arthur and Terry to pick up a coffin at the airport and store it at the lock up. But when the coroner needs to perform an autopsy, Monte moves it from the lock up and despite Arthur's objections stores it at Terry's flat.
Air Date
13-01-1982
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You Need Hands
s03e02
Terry Gives Des a hand collecting a debt but gets his hand broken in a fight just when Arthur has a special job lined up so he has to hire another minder but unknown to Arthur the job involves drugs so Terry and Des come to the rescue.
Air Date
20-01-1982
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Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore
s03e03
When Arthur finds an artist who can turn out work as good as the originals, he thinks that he can make money, until a crooked art dealer tries to cut in on him.
Air Date
27-01-1982
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Looking for Mickey
s03e04
Mickey Dixon breaks out of jail in order to publicise his innocence, Terry looks after him while the press try and hunt him down.
Air Date
03-02-1982
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Dreamhouse
s03e05
Terry house sits for a rock star who has gone on tour, but it turns out that the star is broke and the bailiffs turn up to take the furniture away.
Air Date
10-02-1982
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Another Bride, Another Groom
s03e06
Arthur's niece is getting married,But Terry who should be driving the bride to the church is using the limousine to pick up a load of porn books.
Air Date
17-02-1982
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The Birdman of Wormwood Scrubs
s03e07
An old friend of Arthur's gets out of prison, and hopes to pick up a large amount of money left over from a bank robbery, but things start to go wrong when the retired policeman who was in charge of the case, a warden from the prison, and the other member of the gang learn of the mans release, and try and get a share of the money.
Air Date
24-02-1982
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The Son Also Rises
s03e08
When a school boy is terrorised by local thugs, his mother hires Terry to protect him. It turns out that the thugs have been hired by his father's ex partner, who is just out of jail and has been cheated out of his promised windfall.
Air Date
03-03-1982
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Why Pay Tax?
s03e09
Terry helps out Barry an independent bookmaker, when he has to pay out a large amount of cash to one of his clients, in a deserted car park, but it turns out that he only wants Terry as a witness to a fake robbery, to cover up the fact that the bookie is broke.
Air Date
10-03-1982
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Broken Arrow
s03e10
Arthur finds a potential darts champion playing for peanuts in a local pub, and enters him in a local competition, but his man is nobbled, but Arthur has seen enough to organize his own tournament., but he has a novel way to make sure he makes money, no matter who wins the match.
Air Date
17-03-1982
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Poetic Justice, Innit?
s03e11
While Arthur gets to serve on a jury, he leaves Terry in charge at the lock up. Debbie (Terry's friend) goes into the business of home hair cutting and on her first job, the clients house is robbed and as she is a witness, she tells Terry and they both go to the police, only to fall under suspicion.
Air Date
24-03-1982
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Back in Good Old England
s03e12
Jack Rag a villain who fled the country after a bank robbery is back to see old friends and to see his former gang members, to see if they are willing to come on in on another bank robbery that he has planned.
Air Date
31-03-1982
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In
s03e13
Arthur gets arrested in a drugs raid after taking possession of a car bought in from Europe Terry tries to hunt down the seller and after a long chase Terry gets the driver but back at the police station Arthur is being released.
Air Date
07-04-1982
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SEASON 4
Rocky Eight and a Half
s04e01
When Arthur goes to a pirate boxing match, it gives him the idea, of getting Terry back into the ring for a fight with Jackie Wilson the man he fought seven years ago, when Terry threw the fight, and lost his licence. Things start to get complicated when Wilson's wife shows up and suggests that her husband isn't fit to fight.
Air Date
11-01-1984
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Senior Citizen Caine
s04e02
When a wealthy garage owner's wife dies he retires and leaves the business to his children, while he hires Terry as a bodyguard to move money out of the business before the VAT man move in.
Air Date
18-01-1984
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High Drains Pilferer
s04e03
Terry is helping out a local gangster as a driver when they come back to the flat of his mistress and find that she has been robbed of her jewels. Terry knows who the thief is and tries to get the jewels back.
Air Date
25-01-1984
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Sorry Pal, Wrong Number
s04e04
Arthur joins up with legendary con artist J.J.Mooney, in a racing scam. They hire a postal address and Terry gets to mind Three public phone boxes, and then they sit back and wait for the money to roll in. Then it all starts to go wrong when J.J. has a heart attack.
Air Date
01-02-1984
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The Car Lot Baggers
s04e05
When an unscrupulous builder wants a piece of land that is occupied by a local car dealer he hires a gang of thugs to move him out and tries to lay the blame at the door of the local gypsies.
Air Date
08-02-1984
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If Money Be the Food of Love, Play On
s04e06
An Australian girl turns up at the Winchester and asks Arthur for help in finding an old boyfriend. But unknown to Arthur she and the long lost boyfriend are confidence tricksters and after pulling a big con in Australia, he has fled with her share of the money.
Air Date
15-02-1984
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A Star Is Gorn
s04e07
When a rock star fakes his death, Terry tries to protect him from his unscrupulous manager, and a record producer who both want a share of his last recording which due to a mix up has ended up in Arthur's lock up.Arthur tries to sell the tape when it becomes clear that due to his so-called "death" the record has every chance of being a hit.
Air Date
22-02-1984
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Willesden Suite
s04e08
Arthur gets in on a deal to provide a hotel with provisions. Terry helps out a young girl from Liverpool who wants to be a model but is ripped off by the photographer.
Air Date
29-02-1984
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Windows
s04e09
Arthur gets in on the keep fit fashion by opening an aerobics studio.Terry gets involved with two Italian families when the daughter of one family walks out on her husband, who is from the other family.
Air Date
07-03-1984
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Get Daley!
s04e10
When an illegal bookie threatens a customer who owes him money, the customer collapses and dies of a heart attack. Arthur, who is about to go into hospital for an operation, is an eye witness to the event and in no time he is being chased by the police, the bookie and the customers family.
Air Date
14-03-1984
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A Well Fashioned Fit-Up
s04e11
When Arthur tries to sell some fake dresses to a fashion agent, he refuses, but offers Terry a job guarding his warehouse, but Terry has already promised a pub owner that he will work for him, so Arthur stands in for him.
Air Date
21-03-1984
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SEASON 5
Goodbye Sailor
s05e01
Arthur is involved in a deal to buy some dodgy tobacco from a sailor (Commander Hawksley) so he sends Terry and Arnie down to the South Coast to complete the deal only to find that the tobacco has to be smuggled ashore from a French boat. When Arthur turns up all three and Commander Hawksley go out to sea to pick up the goods but when Terry finds out what is happening, and then the police turn up they dump the tobacco in the sea.
Air Date
05-09-1984
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What Makes Shamy Run
s05e02
Arthur is looking for Shamy,an Indian emigrant who owes him money. Shamy pays him in counterfeit money, which Arthur doesn't notice,until Dave at the Winchester draws his attention to them Later Shamy steals a master video tape and with Terry's help, flies off to India, to sell it.
Air Date
12-09-1984
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A Number of Old Wives' Tales
s05e03
Arthur gets involved with Clive Cosgrove, who has several businesses which are all run by women but it turns out that he is married to all of them.
Air Date
19-09-1984
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The Second Time Around
s05e04
When an old author friend of Arthur's comes back to town to write a book,and sell her house.When she learns that her ex husband has sold the house without her permission, she hires Terry, and a secretary to help with ideas, and Arthur to help get the money from her husband.
Air Date
26-09-1984
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Second Hand Pose
s05e05
When due to mix up ,Terry is left in a large industrial meat freezer, he decides to go his own way, and gets work helping out an old friend who is in the second hand furniture business.
Air Date
03-10-1984
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The Long Ride Back to Scratchwood
s05e06
Arthur and Terry get involved in a scam to sell football tickets to fans, for the clash between England and Scotland. But the scheme doesn't go to plan.and a surprise is in store for Arthur.
Air Date
10-10-1984
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Hypnotising Rita
s05e07
Arthur meets a young girl who is being conned by a doctor hypnotist over a large sum of money coming to her, Then the doctor disappears, when the money is withheld and the girl tries to commit suicide. Terry finds out where he lives and informs the girls brother's who sort him out.
Air Date
17-10-1984
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The Balance of Power
s05e08
When Arthur's car lot is compulsory purchased by the council, he decides to run as an independent candidate in the local bi-election for a seat on the council. Terry and a local reporter help out, but just as he is about to win, the opposition want him barred for overspending during his campaign.
Air Date
31-10-1984
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Around the Corner
s05e09
To cover a debt Arthur is given a greyhound, but while Terry is trying to train him, Arthur gets conned over video's that don't exist.
Air Date
26-12-1984
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SEASON 6
Give Us This Day Arthur Daley's Bread
s06e01
Arthur gives some landscaping work to a group of ex-criminals, who the Vicar of St Chad's, is (thus far, unsuccessfully) trying to persuade to 'go straight'.
Air Date
04-09-1985
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Life in the Fast Food Lane
s06e02
Arthur gets into the carphone business but unknown to him they are from a dodgy supplier Terry meets a girl who tries to hide her rich family background Arthur seeing his workforce being distracted does a deal with her father to break up the relationship.
Air Date
11-09-1985
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The Return of the Invincible Man
s06e03
When the local gents tailor is going out of business, he wants Arthur to get a gang together and rob his safe so he can claim on the insurance. but things start to go wrong, when the leader of the gang, Scotch Harry is accidentally blown up and he goes to Arthur for help.
Air Date
18-09-1985
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Arthur Is Dead, Long Live Arthur
s06e04
When the tax people catch up with Arthur, he fakes his death, and starts a rumour that he was being hounded by the police, and the tax authority's When the news reaches the Winchester, they take up a collection.
Air Date
25-09-1985
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From Fulham with Love
s06e05
Arthur sells tracksuits and watches to some Russian Seaman, but one of them goes missing and tries to defect. When Arthur tries to bank the Russian money they will not except it. Arthur's nephew Nigel comes to work at the car lot.
Air Date
02-10-1985
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Waiting for Goddard
s06e06
A lawyer comes to see Arthur for some help in tracing an old man who has come into a considerable amount of money.
Air Date
09-10-1985
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Minder on the Orient Express
s06e07
When Terry helps out a girl who was being mugged, she repays him by giving him a couple of tickets for a holiday on the Orient Express. The girl turns out to be Nikki South,the daughter of Jack South, a big time crook who has died, and has left a large amount of money in a Swiss bank account. When Arthur finds out , he cons the other ticket off Terry and the two of them set off for Venice accompanied by several other travelers all of whom are also interested in the Swiss bank account, but the on
Air Date
25-12-1985
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SEASON 7
It's A Sorry Lorry, Morrie
s07e01
Arthur buy's a lorry load of electrical goods, but when he finds out that they are stolen, and the police are watching the lorry, the only way out of the problem is to set fire to the lorry, but the police pounce before they burn the goods.
Air Date
02-01-1989
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Days of Fines and Closures
s07e02
Dave goes missing while on a day trip to France. So Terry and Arthur take over the Winchester while he's away, but his wife thinks that Arthur is behind the disappearance, and calls in the police.
Air Date
09-01-1989
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Fatal Impression
s07e03
An Irish fence dies owing Arthur money.
Air Date
16-01-1989
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The Last Video Show
s07e04
Arthur opens a video shop and gets Terry to run it, but there is a mix up over a tape that has been shot by a big time gangster (Jack Last) which compromises the local police, that has been inadvertently taken back the Arthur's shop in place of the real tape, the police , the gangsters are all after it before Arthur discovers what he has.
Air Date
23-01-1989
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Fiddler on the Hoof
s07e05
After a robbery in a safety deposit bank, Arthur withdraws his money and hides it in his lock up and gets Terry to guard it.. But as Arthur leaves the bank he is caught on TV talking to an old friend, Maltese Tony,who is wanted by a local gang boss.
Air Date
30-01-1989
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The Wrong Goodbye
s07e06
Arthur's bank manager won't extend his already considerable overdraft and his car lot, lock-up and goods have been seized by the sheriff for non-payment. He contemplates retirement, but he hasn't paid National Insurance since 1956, so doesn't qualify for a state pension.
Air Date
06-02-1989
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SEASON 8
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Entrepreneur
s08e01
After Terry marries and leaves for Australia without telling anyone, Arthur appoints his nephew Ray his new minder and assistant, on similar vague and ungenerous terms as with Terry. Ray proves himself as physically capable as Terry was, and also finds his French language skills of use when he is sent to Brussels to pick up a car. He saves Arthur from being arrested for drug trafficking.
Air Date
05-09-1991
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A Bouquet of Barbed Wine
s08e02
Arthur is persuaded by Herbie Collins to buy a large consignment of British wine allegedly made by the 'Blessed Brothers of Saint Bidolph' in Kent. Before Arthur can collect the wine, Collins is arrested and the warehouse chained up prior to an inventory being taken. Ray and Arthur break in and take the cases they have already paid for. Arthur holds a official launch of 'Bulldog Wines PLC' at the Winchester, but discovers that all the wine has been 'corked' and is unsaleable.
Air Date
12-09-1991
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Whatever Happened to Her Indoors?
s08e03
Arthur’s bank won't extend his already large overdraft, the telephone and electricity in the lock-up have been cut off and the local council won't let him erect a flagpole on his car lot. Then Mrs Daly disappears without a word. Whilst Arthur is taken to court by the council, Morley and Park investigate his wife's disappearance. Arthur, defending himself in court, successfully has the case dismissed. But Morley has convinced himself that Arthur has killed his wife and buried her under a concrete
Air Date
19-09-1991
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Three Cons Make a Mountain
s08e04
Three men who have been conned by Arthur decide to pool their resources to get back at him. He’s drawn into a card game for big money, and is landed with a Trabant,which is worth very little. Then he bids at an auction, thinking that he's buying furniture but finds himself buying a greyhound that proves to be a non-runner. Then Ray sells a car, taking a piano in part-exchange, thinking it's a rare and valuable item, but it proves to be worth only a hundred pounds. Arthur begins to realise who i
Air Date
26-09-1991
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Guess Who’s Coming to Pinner
s08e05
Arthur is invited to the funeral of big-time gangster Charlie Johnson and the wake afterwards. The funeral is being carefully observed by police and the palatial Johnson home in Pinner is bugged. Police identify Tommy Hambury, a major crook returned after many years abroad and conclude that something major is being planned. Ray starts romancing Joanna, a friend of the family, who is later revealed to be an undercover police officer.
Air Date
03-10-1991
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The Last Temptation of Daley
s08e06
Arthur’s doctor wants him to give up alcohol and tobacco if he wants to avoid an stomach ulcer, but this causes Arthur even more stress and he begins to believe that everyone's after him. The feeling is reinforced when building contractor Benny McLeish threatens him over a paint deal that goes sour. Arthur becomes so paranoid that he demands police protection.
Air Date
10-10-1991
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A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in Shepherd’s Bush
s08e07
Bookmaker Stan Sorrell and Billy from Bradford have a £10,000 bet on a pigeon race from London to Bradford. Billy asks Arthur to lend him Ray for this job, so Ray goes to Bradford with Billy. Whilst there, he falls heavily for Sorrell's daughter Donna. Back in London, Ray starts thinking about moving to Bradford to be with Donna. Arthur sets up Donna in a nightclub with 'Nostalgic' to break up the budding romance.
Air Date
17-10-1991
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Him Indoors
s08e08
Arthur sets himself up as a 'security consultant', selling security alarms to business premises. He recruits Ron the Burglar, a reformed burglar, for his hard-won expertise, but when Ron installs a system on Arthur's lock-up, it immediately malfunctions. Arthur is unable to leave the premises and he's forced to stay there all night. A series of break-ins at premises that have installed Arthur's equipment soon arouse the suspicions of the police and Morley and Park investigate.
Air Date
24-10-1991
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The Greatest Show in Willesden
s08e09
Arthur and Monty Hinchcliffe book a former music hall act for the “British Volunteer” - retired ventriloquist 'Professor Pickford and Mystic Micky'. The act goes down well with the punters - but Tommy Pickford suffers from heart trouble and can't continue the act every night. Then some karaoke gear that Arthur's rented from Mrs Gabadini is stolen from his van. He sees dire consequences from admitting it's loss to Mrs Gabadini and her sons, but then Ray strikes lucky. He does a deal with dodgy wh
Air Date
31-10-1991
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Too Many Crooks
s08e10
Gangland boss Billy Meadows comes to London from Birmingham for a meet with his estranged brother Vinnie to locate Henri, a French chef who has got his daughter pregnant. Henri is working for 'Daley Catering' who are about to cater for a police retirement party. He is kidnapped and returned to Birmingham for a shot-gun wedding, but all’s not well with Arthur. A police Superintendent at the party is admitted to hospital with possible food poisoning.
Air Date
07-11-1991
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The Odds Couple
s08e11
Businessman and former casino owner Lewis Nelson gives Ray the job of making sure that his wife Lorna, a compulsive gambler, doesn’t visit a casino (where she habitually makes a loss). But she persuades Arthur to do her gambling for her, using her money and her ‘system’. Arthur is initially successful but then the system instructions disappear and he starts losing heavily. To make matters worse, the flirty Lorna escapes Ray’s care and turns up at the casino. Ray and Arthur struggle to get her aw
Air Date
14-11-1991
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The Coach That Came in from the Cold
s08e12
DS Morley is ordered to sell a police bus to Arthur so that their accounts will balance. The latter starts using it for tourist purposes; taking punters through “The London The Tourist Never Sees”. The bus breaks down and the whole tour ends up at the Winchester. They become spectators at a fight between Denny Willis and Ray, which pleases them greatly and they are satisfied to have had their money’s worth. In the meantime, Arthur’s trying to join an exclusive golf club and Ray discovers that th
Air Date
21-11-1991
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SEASON 9
I'll Never Forget Whats'ername
s09e01
Arthur is determined his team will defeat their old rivals at the Winchester Pub Quiz night. Unfortunately his star performer is an escaped convict with DS Morley hot on his trail.
Air Date
07-01-1993
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No Way to Treat a Daley
s09e02
The acquisition of a giant ballon introduces Arthur to the lucrative world of aerial advertising. But the launch of Daley Inflatables comes to a abrupt halt when Arthur is abducted by a psychotic business rival.
Air Date
14-01-1993
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Uneasy Rider
s09e03
Arthur can't believe his fortune: London's newest despatch business "The Daley Post" is swamped with choice customers. But Ray thinks it's all to good to be true - or legal.
Air Date
21-01-1993
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Looking for Mr Goodtime
s09e04
Whilst searching for car dealership Goodtime Motors, Arthur is arrested for kerb-crawling, soliciting a prostitute and assaulting a police officer. Despite DS Morley's opinion that Arthur would be incapable of such offences, DS Tomkins is determined to proceed with the case. Arthur insists on defending himself in court. As the trial proceeds, Ray seeks out the elusive Goodtime Motors and eventually finds them. He persuades the owner to appear in court as a defence witness, and the prosecution wi
Air Date
28-01-1993
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Opportunity Knocks and Bruises
s09e05
Arthur sells some surplus stock to Nolan, a fairground owner, in exchange for a slot machine, but discovers that the machine is full of Irish money. He realises that Nolan was part of a major Dublin bank robbery some years previously and has thus hidden the money. With Ray's help, Arthur manages to inform DS Morley of what's been happening and an operation is set up to arrest Nolan and his cronies.
Air Date
04-02-1993
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Gone with the Winchester
s09e06
Toby ‘Jug’ Johnson is released from prison after many years and a drunken reunion begins at the Winchester between him, Arthur and Dave, who were members of the same gang in their youth, the ‘Brentford Backhanders’. Arthur begins to suspect that Dave is setting up a rival business with another gang member and they fall out. So Arthur starts a rival club and a price war erupts. Ray is eventually able to arrange a mediation and peace is restored.
Air Date
11-02-1993
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How to Succeed in Business without Really Retiring
s09e07
Arthur decides to retire and leaves Ray in charge. He is initially successful, computerising the records and expanding business, but he doesn’t have Arthur’s hard-won knowledge of people and their habits. Ray falls victim to a sting operation involving jewellery and Arthur, who’s become bored with retirement anyway, returns to the business to sort out the mess.
Air Date
18-02-1993
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The Roof of all Evil
s09e08
Seeing the fashion for television satellite dishes, Arthur employs Logie Lawson, a self-trained electronics ‘expert’ to install ex-East German army dishes – but the instructions are all in German and they mess up their first job. They get an order to install one on the house of ‘Fingers’ Rossetti, who has a very bad reputation and a very short temper. The installation goes badly wrong and both Arthur and Logie, who has a fear of heights, are stranded on the roof.
Air Date
25-02-1993
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Last Orders at the Winchester
s09e09
To celebrate Dave’s 25 years at the Winchester, Arthur offers to get the club redecorated. He gives the job to “Heart Attack” – but the latter promptly breaks through a bearing wall and the club is forced to close down. To raise the money for repairs, Arthur organises a fundraiser football match, refereed by DS Morley. Then ‘Heart Attack’, who’d vanished, reappears and hands over the money for the repairs, which he’s stolen from Vic, a rival club owner. To allay police suspicions, an auction is
Air Date
04-03-1993
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Cars and Pints and Pains
s09e10
After not selling a car for several weeks, Arthur decides to rent them out instead. This ploy is successful and soon all but one have been rented – including Arthur’s own car. One punter is late in returning and Ray and his friend Winston are forced to repossess it. This leads to accusations of theft, especially when the one car left on the lot is found to have been stolen. Arthur’s car is tracked by police as it’s driven around the country, but finally returned to the car lot.
Air Date
11-03-1993
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The Great Trilby
s09e11
A private detective, Bill McCabe, arrives from Australia to investigate a claim that Arthur is heir to a fortune left by an distant relative who’s died intestate. Ray and Arthur carry out some genealogical research at the Family Records Centre (then located at St. Catherine’s House and now merged with the National Archives), and also search parish records. They finally locate what appears to be clinching evidence of Arthur’s claim to be the last surviving descendant of the deceased’s family. Bu
Air Date
18-03-1993
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A Taste of Money
s09e12
Expecting a massive windfall from his unknown Australian relative, Arthur prepares to fly to Sydney with Ray. On arrival, they are met by Bill McCabe and booked into an expensive hotel. At the lawyers office, they discover that there are several claimants to the estate of great-uncle Joshua Daley. Arthur and Ray visit the Daley estate; Paradise Springs; a largely derelict homestead on several thousand acres of outback land - land that’s potentially valuable for grazing and possibly mineral righ
Air Date
25-03-1993
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For a Few Dollars More
s09e13
Marooned in Sydney and unable to pay their hotel bills or airfares home, Ray and Arthur move into a cheap backpackers hostel. Ray gets some bar work and Arthur falls in with Collins, a small-time street dealer and receiver of stolen goods whose methods he is very familiar with. He starts street trading and makes some money, but the police soon catch up with him. Glad to see the back of him, they give him forty-eight hours to leave Australia. Then businessman Reid mistakes Arthur for a big-time d
Air Date
01-04-1993
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SEASON 10
A Fridge too Far
s10e01
To sell a consignment of mopeds to The Pizza Man (an unseen character), Arthur gets involved in complicated money-juggling. He has pawned his wife’s jewellery to fund the purchase, but instead uses the cash to buy a lorry-load of fridge-freezers at a knockdown price.
Air Date
06-01-1994
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Another Case of Van Blank
s10e02
To take advantage of new rules concerning duty-free alcohol, Arthur, Ray and Dave take a van to Calais, planning to stock up on cheap booze. Whilst Ray and Dave go to a hypermarket, Arthur has a meet with Henry/Henri, a former mate, and gets unwittingly drawn into breaking into a liquor warehouse.
Air Date
13-01-1994
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All Things Brighton Beautiful
s10e03
Businessman Sydney Myers has himself transported in a packing case to Arthur’s lockup. He had paid a skinhead to murder him after learning that he had terminal cancer, but when the diagnosis was proved false, he has tried to keep clear of the potential murderer.
Air Date
20-01-1994
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One Flew Over the Parents Nest
s10e04
Whilst his parents are on holiday in Spain, Ray, driving Bert’s taxi, picks up Susie, an attractive girl who claims to be on the run from a violent husband. Arthur, scenting a ‘nice little earner’, installs her in Bert and Doreen’s house.
Air Date
27-01-1994
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