An Officer and a Car Salesman

An Officer and a Car Salesman is a comedy/thriller television film made in 1988 as a spin-off from the successful television series Minder. It was first broadcast on 26 December (Boxing Day) 1988. It falls between Series 6 and Series 7 of Minder, but, like Minder on the Orient Express, which preceded it, it follows a stand-alone storyline. It was the last appearance of Patrick Malahide as Chisholm.


Terry has been convicted of receiving stolen goods - actually stored in his flat by Arthur - and emerges from prison after serving 16 months, determined to have nothing further to do with Arthur. Meanwhile, Arthur has done well for himself, operating a large warehouse and import/export operation, employing several staff and driving a Rolls Royce. One of his customers is self-styled 'Colonel' Caplan, who operates a military-style executive survival programme from his country estate.