Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)
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Rodney Come Home 

Rodney and Cassandra's marriage is in trouble - Cassy is ambitious and wants to better herself with her banking colleagues, while Rodney is set in his ways and expects her to be an ... See full summary »


Tony Dow


John Sullivan

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Episode cast overview:
David Jason ... Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Rodney Trotter
Buster Merryfield ... Uncle Albert Trotter
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Raquel Turner
Gwyneth Strong ... Cassandra Trotter
Denis Lill Denis Lill ... Alan Parry
Patrick Murray ... Mickey Pearce
Tony Marshall Tony Marshall ... Chris
Paula Ann Bland ... Michelle
Jean Harrington ... Woman in Club
Philip Blaine Philip Blaine ... Frank


Rodney and Cassandra's marriage is in trouble - Cassy is ambitious and wants to better herself with her banking colleagues, while Rodney is set in his ways and expects her to be an old-fashioned housewife. After a bust-up, Rodney decides to leave and return to the Trotter household. He still yearns for her though, and is unwisely advised that making her jealous might be the key to winning back her affections. He asks another girl to join him on a date to the cinema - could this be a perfect Hollywood ending for Rodney, or could the curtain finally come down on his marriage? Written by stevecann2003

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25 December 1990 (UK) See more »

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This is the first episode since Only Fools and Horses: The Longest Night (1986) not to feature the Nag's Head pub See more »


References Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) See more »


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Written by John Sullivan
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Not quite a classic, but a good scene-setter for season 7
17 July 2018 | by canndymanSee all my reviews

This is the 6th annual OF & H Xmas Day special. It acts really as a transitionary episode, picking up the story from the events at the end of the 'Jolly Boys' Outing'.

The events here are set 18 months later, & deal with the cementing of Del & Racquel's relationship, & the unfortunate break-up of Rodney's marriage, culminating in him returning to the Trotter household (after a distrastrous attempt by Del to intervene by suggesting Rodney ask another girl to the 'pictures' to make Cassandra jealous) - all ready for season 7 to unfold the following week. In that respect, this episode is best viewed chronologically, & not in isolation - as it doesn't make so much sense otherwise. There's less stand-out humour here too, as it's more a scene-setter for the following season of episodes.

The plot is far more relationship-based than usual - so as such, we see less of the usual cast (other than Rodney's friends - no Boycie, Trigger etc.), &, rare for an OF & H special, no scenes at all in the Nag's Head!

There's still a fair amount of the usual wonderful humour here to be enjoyed though - particularly Del's attempts to sell tiny tears-type dolls from his suitcase in a crowded shopping centre. Cassandra and Rodney's scenes are hilarious too, as they both accuse each other of being childish & fail to agree on anything - similar in style to the writer's earlier 'Just Good Friends'.

Though not quite classic OF & H, this is is definitely a must for completists, & for anyone wishing to view the episodes chronologically in order to follow the storyline through.

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