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Arthur Daley resurrected

Original wheeler-dealer Arthur Daley will be back on our screens this autumn in classic series Minder.

The 1980s icon, who is often said to have given car salesmen a bad name, will be played by Shane Richie, who was previously the publican Alfie Moon in Eastenders.

Millions tuned in to the adventures of the dodgy car salesman and his long-suffering ‘minder’, played by George Cole and Dennis Waterman.

Between money-making schemes and dodgy motors, ‘Arfur’ Daley embodied the Thatcherite entrepreneurial spirit of the time. His catchphrases, such as ‘the world is your lobster’ and ‘a nice little earner’ became commonplace speech.

The show will be airing on Five.

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