1 9 8 6 (UK)
1 9 8 8 (UK)
12 x 60 minute episodes
Thames Television turned tubby Derek Martin into Ronald King, a cockney heavy with hypochondriacal tendencies who decided to give up a life of crime by leaving the police force.
They teamed him with lanky Nigel Planer as gimpy David Castle – a martial-arts-practising moped-riding genealogist.
But the Laurel-and-Hardy-style debt collectors they became in this sub-Minder series were never lovable.
The theme tune (Rough With The Smooth) was composed, arranged and produced by Hugh Cornwell from The Stranglers.