a big part of the old ones was the wonderful caricature portrayed by George Cole. Without his presenece it is hard to see how it could be Minder, in the same way that Taggart isnt Taggart without Mark McManus.
The first revamp without Dennis Waterman was ok, the original stood head and shoulders above it though.
Whats next, Sweeney without John Thaw? Leave the old shows alone, stop trying to trade on sentimentality for bygone favourites and come up with some new ideas please T.V execs.
They can never remake The Sweeney, The Professionals or Minder and it would be silly to try. All made shortly before my time, so I'm grateful for the repeats on ITV4. They are great when you want a bit of straightforward, old school entertainment.
hmm,in this day and age it would need to be someone to tick the remaining demographic boxes. Floella Benjamin would do a good job, or possiblty Eddie Izzard but he seems to be doing quite well in the States right now.
I jest and dont mean any offence, but to be honest this whole idea seems a bit off the wall.
If they are going to use Shane Ritchie, who was decent in Eastenders to be fair, they could at least do the decent thing and rename in Mincer.