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Five set to revive Minder drama
Shane Richie
Shane Richie is best known for playing Alfie Moon in EastEnders
Classic drama Minder could be making a television comeback, with actor Shane Richie "tipped" to star in it, a spokesman for TV channel Five has said.

Scripts for the show are currently being developed, with a view to commissioning a series later this year.

George Cole, who played dodgy salesman Arthur Daley, and actor Dennis Waterman starred in the original ITV series.

Richie's agent Phil Dale said: "I am currently in negotiations and unable to discuss this further."

The London-based show, which at its peak was one of ITV's most popular programmes, ran for 15 years.

The original theme tune, I Could Be So Good For You, was written by Waterman's then-wife, Patricia, and Gerard Kenny.

The track, sung by Waterman himself, went on to reach number three in the UK Top 40 charts in 1980.



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