Boris Johnson stars in a remake of Minder that’s safe to watch now that Shane Ritchie’s a million miles away from it. Constantly plagued by various East End ne’er-do-wells intent on reclaiming old debts, used car dealer Arthur Daley (Johnson) assembles an unthinking monosyllabic creature (Danny Dyer) from spare parts found in a skip to help protect him from local hoodlums. Together, they get into countless scrapes and japes whilst ducking and diving around the capital.
This week, Arthur is kidnapped by an old business adversery and held hostage in a lock-up. Rescue seems a long way off as Danny, confused by his master’s abscence, circles the car lot omitting low moans and wails, occasionally stopping to hit his head against a metal shutter. Will Danny find and release his employer, or will he become so engrossed in his own shoelaces that he never gets round to tracking Arthur’s scent? Tune in to find