Minder Filming Dates & Production Order

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This page shows details of the filming dates for each episode. Episodes are listed in production order. These are estimates based on all information currently available.

Column C/L refers to either CONFIRMED or LIKELY i.e. based on other dates and evidence available. N/A is not available.

Series 1 / MINDER I

Production # Episode Title  Starts Ends Weeks C/L Script Date Source/Comments (OPP = Original Production Paperwork) Transmission #
#1.1 The Bounty Hunter Mon 23 Apr 79 Fri 04 May 79 2 C N/A Production # confirmed by Grip Nick Pearson. #1.5
#1.2 Gunfight at the OK Laundrette Mon 07 May 79 Fri 25 May 79 3 C 04 May 79 Production # confirmed by Grip Nick Pearson. + #1.1
#1.3 The Smaller They Are Mon 28 May 79 Fri 08 Jun 79 2 C 10 May 79 OPP. #1.3
#1.4   Mon 11 Jun 79 Fri 22 Jun 79 2 L N/A    
#1.5   Mon 25 Jun 79 Fri 06 Jul 79 2 L N/A    
#1.6 The Bengal Tiger Mon 09 Jul 79 Fri 20 Jul 79 2 L N/A   #1.7
#1.7 Aces High and Sometimes Very Low Mon 23 Jul 79 Fri 03 Aug 79 2 C 11 Jul 79 OPP. #1.6
#1.8 Come in T-64, Your Time is Ticking Away Mon 06 Aug 79 Fri 17 Aug 79 2 L N/A Calendar visible (40m53) clearly showing August 1979. #1.8
#1.9 Monday Night Fever Mon 20 Aug 79 Fri 31 Aug 79 2 L N/A Poster visible (47m46s) advertising concert on Sat 29th September. #1.9
#1.10 The Dessert Song Mon 10 Sep 79 Fri 21 Sep 79 2 L 04 Sep 79 Original paperwork - date on script 4th September 1979. #1.10
#1.11 You Gotta Have Friends Mon 24 Sep 79 Fri 05 Oct 79 2 L N/A Screen International. #1.11

Series 2 / MINDER II

Production # Episode Title  Starts Ends Weeks C/L Script Date Source/Comments (OPP = Original Production Paperwork) Transmission #
#2.1 Whose Wife Is It Anyway? Mon 10 Mar 80 Fri 21 Mar 80 2 C 11 Feb 80 OPP + Outake clapperboard dated 21 Mar 80. + #2.2
#2.2 A Lot Of Bull And A Pat On The Back ? ? 2 L 22 Feb 80 Script has blue cover suggesting it is the final version? #2.4
#2.3 ? ? ? 2 L N/A    
#2.4? A Nice Little Wine Mon 21 Apr 80 Fri 02 May 80 2 L N/A George Cole presented with birthday cake in outtake on 22 Apr 1980. #2.8
#2.5? Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here Mon 05 May 80 Fri 16 May 80 2 L 21 Apr 80 Original script date: 04 Feb 1980. Issued date: 21 Apr 1980. #2.5
#2.6 ? ? ? 2 L N/A    
#2.7 ? ? ? 2 L N/A    
#2.8 ? ? ? 2 L N/A    
#2.9 ? ? ? 2 L N/A    
#2.10 ? ? ? 2 L N/A    
#2.11 Diamonds Are A Girl's Worst Enemy Mon 25 Aug 80 Fri 05 Sep 80 2 L N/A Outtake clapperboard dated ?? Aug 1980. #2.10
#2.12 Caught In The Act, Fact Mon 08 Sep 80 Fri 19 Sep 80 2 L N/A Outtake clapperboard dated 16 Sep 1980. #2.13
#2.13 All About Scoring 'Innit? Sat 20 Sep 80 Fri 03 Oct 80 2 L N/A Football game featured is from 20 Sep 1980. Radio/TV Times in episode. #2.12

Notes:  In You Lose Some, You Win Some, the tax disc on Terry's Capri is dated 31st May 1980 which infers this was filmed before that date.


Series 3 / MINDER III

Series 3 dates are being researched - very limited information available.

Production # Episode Title  Starts Ends Weeks C/L Script Date Source/Comments (OPP = Original Production Paperwork) Transmission #
#?.? Dead Men Do Tell Tales Thu 09 Apr 81 Thu 09 Apr 81 2 L N/A Meic Povey's diary + 2 Calendars in ep (a) Thu 09 Apr 1981 & (b) April 1981. + #3.1
#?.? Looking For Micky Mon 27 Apr 81 Fri 08 May 81 2 L 13 Apr 1981 OPP + Newspaper in episode clearly shows Monday 4th May 1981. + #3.4
#?.? Poetic Justice, Innit? Mon 24 Aug 81 Fri 04 Sep 81 2 L N/A Meic Povey's diary shows many dates for 1 episode (for bigger role in this one). #3.11

Series 4 / MINDER IV (block 1)

Production # Episode Title  Starts Ends Weeks C/L Script Date Source/Comments (OPP = Original Production Paperwork) Transmission #
#4.1 If Money Be the Food of Love, Play On Mon 04 Jul 83 Fri 15 Jul 83 2 C N/A OPP. 2 separate documents confirm this date. #4.6
#4.2 Rocky Eight & A Half Mon 18 Jul 83 Fri 29 Jul 83 2 C N/A OPP. #4.1
#4.3 Senior Citizen Caine Mon 01 Aug 83 Fri 12 Aug 83 2 C 15 Mar 83 OPP. Script date shown is first draft date. #4.2
#4.4 ? Mon 15 Aug 83 Fri 26 Aug 83 2 L N/A    
#4.5 Willesden Suite Mon 29 Aug 83 Fri 09 Sep 83 2 C N/A Outtake clapperboards dated 31 Aug 83 and 01 Sep 83. #4.8
#4.6 A Star Is Gorn Mon 12 Sep 83 Fri 23 Sep 83 2 L N/A OPP (cast list only) dated Sept 8th 83, which is consistent with other OPP. #4.7
#4.7 High Drains Pilferer Mon 26 Sep 83 Fri 07 Oct 83 2 C N/A Meic Povey's diary: one of two dates in this block. Get Daley the other. #4.3
#4.8 ? Mon 10 Oct 83 Fri 21 Oct 83 2 L N/A    
#4.9 Get Daley Sat 22 Oct 83 Fri 04 Nov 83 2 C 10 Oct 1983 OPP. Teletext in ep shows Sat 22 Oct. Script changes dated 17 Oct 83. #4.10
#4.10 ? Mon 07 Nov 83 Fri 18 Nov 83 2 L N/A    
#4.11 A Well Fashioned Fit Up Mon 21 Nov 83 Fri 02 Dec 83 2 C N/A OPP. #4,11
#4.12 Christmas Bonus ? ? ? L 17 Oct 83 This is a guess - only 13 minutes of footage could be filmed anywhere. #4.0

Still missing The Car Lot Baggers, Sorry Pal, Wrong Number and Windows.

Other series coming soon.


Last updated : 25th April 2016 by jno.

Many thanks to cornershop15 & Billy Farmer @ Britmovie.co.uk forum for their help with the information that has contributed to this page.

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