Monday, 20 July 2009


After the short-lived but wonderful reinvention of Minder, where he was Archie Daley, the great Shane Richie is back in a 90-minute drama shot last year and called Whatever It Takes. A modern satirical tale about celebrity.

Richie plays an unscrupulous PR and talks about his role, about the TV-movie and about the fate of the new Minder in an excellent interview for Digital Spy (

We've been very supportive of this version of Minder on this blog - someday it will gain the cult status of The Persuaders - and we appreciate Shane Richie. ITV usually shows very good one-off dramas, remember Compulsion (2008) with Parminder Nagra and Ray Winstone. Whatever It Takes airs in the UK this sunday at 9pm on ITV1.

And Minder with Shane Richie and Lex Shrapnel is on DVD, thanks to Fremantle (


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