Categorized as a comedy drama, Minder was originally written as a vehicle for Dennis Waterman and follow up to the immensely popular crime series The Sweeney. Critically acclaimed, at its peak the show was one of ITV’s most popular programmes with viewing figures topping 17 million.
The plot centres on ex boxer turned bodyguard Terry McCann played by Dennis Waterman. McCann has recently been released from prison and is employed as a personal minder by second-hand car salesman, con man, dodgy dealer and all round lovable rogue, Arthur Daly played by the incomparable George Cole.
During its fifteen year run, the show played host to a number of up and coming young actors including Vicki.
In the episode Don’t Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here she played the role of Sarah Jane, one of two young girls employed to keep champion boxer Willie Reynolds amused between fights following his return to the ring after a two year absence. Bubbly and full of fun she is well suited to her job. McCann becomes involved when Daly offers to lend him out as Willie’s minder. This episode also starred Alfred Marks as Willie’s boxing promoter.