023. All About Scoring, Innit? - Written by Willis Hall #2.12
Directed by Martin Campbell

TV Times Listing All About Scoring Innit? Episode Locations

First Broadcast in the UK: 4th December 1980

When Arthur accidentally answers a telephone call from runaway footballer Danny Varrow at the Winchester Club, he sets about tracking down Fleet Street reporter and full time alcoholic Ronnie Raikes in order to sell the story. Meanwhile, Terry is assigned as his minder and Varrow decides against staying at Terry's gaff, preferring a penthouse suite instead. Minding Varrow soon turns out to be more trouble than it is worth when Terry encounters a shotgun wound and Arthur & Terry discover the details of Varrow's seedy past.

Cast: Glynn Edwards as Dave, Karl Howman as Danny Varrow, Adrienne Posta as Jenny, George Sweeney as Clifton Fields, Malcolm Hayes as Robbie Costello, Sean Caffrey as Leo Rafferty, Anthony Douse as Ronnie Raikes, Forbes Collins as Arklow, Martin Neil as Reporter, Bill Dean as Police Sgt, Rachel Herbert as Club Receptionist, Mitzi Rogers as Barmaid, Dino Shafeek as Mini Cab Driver, Nikola Rowley as Student Nurse

Uncredited: Gill Clark as Rafferty's secretary. Gill was a member of the BBC's 'Top Of The Pops' dance group 'Legs & Co' between 1976 and 1981.

Facts: This episode has a definite football theme, containing clips of an actual football match between Chelsea and Preston filmed on the 20th September 1980. Watch carefully and you can see the entrance price of just 2.00 to Chelsea's Stamford Bridge - how times have changed. The police car and ambulance that feature at the end of this episode in the scene directly after Terry's scuffle in the underground car park are exactly the same vehicles that feature at the end of 'The Professionals' episode 'The Purging of CI5' transmitted almost a year earlier.

Filming Dates: Late September 1980 into October 1980.

Double Take: Karl Howman would later appear as a different character in #6.7 Minder On The Orient Express. George Sweeney who plays hardman Clifton Fields would later appear as a different character (Alfie) in #7.0 An Officer & A Car Salesman and again as another character (Little Pete) in #9.9 Last Orders At The Winchester.

Bloopers: None found.

German Title: Vom Platz gestellt.
Episode 15 of 16 shown in Germany on ARD.

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Last updated : 1st December 2019 by jno

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