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.
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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
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 ...
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
Written by Mark Shaw
, Jasper Stainthorpe
, Steve Wren
, Scott Taylor, Rob Downes, Alex Mungo
Performed by Then Jerico See more