MINDER was one of Britain's top television shows, spanning the 1980s and 1990s, seen by millions of viewers in more than 80 countries around the world. THE COMPLETE MINDER takes a detailed look at how Leon Griffiths' original concept of a tough and gritty London crime drama with a hint of humour saw the humour overtake the drama and evolve into a show the reflected the social, political and economic conditions of the era. With comprehensive details of every episode, writer, director and actor, this is an invaluable reference source not just for MINDER fans but anyone interested in television history. This new edition is updated, revised and expanded from the bestselling 2002 edition (titled 'The Phenomenon That Was Minder'), now with discussion of the new MINDER series in 2009, 'missing' material not intended for general transmission, and information on MINDER in Australia, where the show had its biggest success outside Britain. The Author: Cockney born and bred, raised in and around East London, a committed 'Minderphile', and with extensive research and writing experience, Brian Hawkins was the ideal person to put together this fascinating and detailed study of an important chapter of British television history.