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.
Shane Richie is best known for playing Alfie Moon in EastEnders
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.