|110. The Art Of The Matter - Written by Tim Loane #11.3
Directed by Karl Neilson
First Broadcast in the UK: 18th February 2009
Acquiring furniture from hard up pensioners Anita and Brian Richardson, Archie uncovers some graffiti on the bedroom wallpaper. He later has this authenticated as being the work of 'Banksy', a former lodger at the Richardsons' house. Archie soon decides to set up his own art exhibition in order to display the masterpiece, where an employee informs him it is worth a fortune. When Jamie finds Brian painting in his garage, the Richardsons are forced to come clean to Archie, explaining that it is a forgery by Brian. Things turn bad for Archie when fraud officer Inspector Willoughby believes Archie could be an underworld forged art dealer, known as 'Picasso'. Archie thinks his only way out of the problem is to steal the false Banksy back from the gallery before the truth is out.
Cast: Shane Richie as Archie Daley, Lex Shrapnel as Jamie Cartwright, Jenna Russell as Petra Bennett, Maureen Lipman as Anita Richardson, David Ross as Brian Richardson, Camilla Arfwedsonas as Henriette Phillips, Nickolas Grace as Tasty Tim, Rory Kinnear as DI Peter Willoughby, Josette Simon as DI Murray, Mark Tandy as Auctioneer, John Warnaby as Caulfield
Facts: A great scene at the end of this episode where Archie is being chased in an ice-cream van. Rory Kinnear's father, Roy Kinnear appeared in two episodes of the original Minder and sadly Rory Kinnear's character Willoughby is only ever seen in this one episode.
Bloopers: When Archie escapes at the end of the episode in the ice cream van he seems more than happy about leaving his lockup unlocked as he drives away. Also, despite giving the police the slip they still seem to know he has arrived at the service station to meet Jamie and the Richardsons. Also, watch very carefully at the scene straight after you return to 'Part 4' of the episode, the street that Archie drives the ice cream van out of, is in fact the same street he drives into moments later just before handing out free ice cream to the kids.
Last updated : 20th June 2016 by jno
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