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Sickness & Wealth 

Del is having health problems - stomach aches - and the usual cash flow problem, so, to raise money, he organizes a series of séances run by Albert's psychic friend Elsie, who correctly ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Dow

Writer:

John Sullivan

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Jason ... Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Rodney Trotter
Buster Merryfield ... Uncle Albert Trotter
Gwyneth Strong ... Cassandra Parry
John Challis ... Boycie
Kenneth MacDonald ... Mike Fisher (as Kenneth Macdonald)
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ... Marlene
Constance Chapman ... Elsie Partridge
Patrick Murray ... Mickey Pearce
Steven Woodcock Steven Woodcock ... Jevon
Andrée Bernard ... Nerys the Barmaid
Josephine Welcome ... Dr. Shaheed
Ewan Stewart ... Dr. Robbie Meadows
Ann Bryson Ann Bryson ... Nurse
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Storyline

Del is having health problems - stomach aches - and the usual cash flow problem, so, to raise money, he organizes a series of séances run by Albert's psychic friend Elsie, who correctly predicts Marlene's pregnancy. When Elsie tells him his mother wants him to go to the doctor about his pains Del reluctantly agrees and ultimately finds he has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is not life threatening but requires a very strict health food diet. This is not really to his liking but a bigger shock comes when Rodney tells him he and Cassandra are getting married. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1989 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

This episode also began the sub-plot of Marlene's pregnancy, changing it from Boycie and Marlene's desperation for a child. Their son Tyler would later make a number of appearances in the show and later become a prominent character in the spin-off series The Green Green Grass (2005). See more »

Quotes

Del Boy: Anyway, how come you're in charge?
Dr. Robbie Meadows: It was an accident really. I just happened to be talking to some colleagues when the name "Derek Trotter" cropped up. So I asked if I could read your GP's report and have a look at your tests. I was amazed. I found myself reading about this non-smoking, tee total, celibate, vegetarian health freak. I thought "Can this be the same Derek Trotter that I know and begrudgingly admire? That uptight, wheeling, dealing Pina Colada lout? The Castella King? The curry ...
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Alternate Versions

The original broadcast version had Simply Red's "It's Only Love" playing in the background of the Nag's Head scene where Rodney, Cassandra, and Albert were discussing their concerns for Del's health. In the VHS and DVD versions, the song is removed due to licensing issues. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Area
(uncredited)
Written by Mark Shaw, Jasper Stainthorpe, Steve Wren, Scott Taylor, Rob Downes, Alex Mungo
Performed by Then Jerico
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