Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)
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Time on Our Hands 

Things aren't too good at Nelson Mandela house. Raquel's parents are due to visit for dinner and will be meeting Del for the first time, causing her to panic. Dinner is ultimately ruined ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Dow

Writer:

John Sullivan

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Rodney Trotter
Buster Merryfield ... Uncle Albert Trotter
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Raquel Turner
Gwyneth Strong ... Cassandra Trotter
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Trigger
Kenneth MacDonald ... Mike Fisher (as Kenneth Macdonald)
John Challis ... Boycie
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ... Marlene
Paul Barber ... Denzil
Patrick Murray Patrick Murray ... Mickey Pearce
Michael Jayston ... James Turner
Ann Lynn ... Audrey Turner
Seymour Matthews Seymour Matthews ... Auctioneer
Jamie Smith Jamie Smith ... Damien Trotter
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Storyline

Things aren't too good at Nelson Mandela house. Raquel's parents are due to visit for dinner and will be meeting Del for the first time, causing her to panic. Dinner is ultimately ruined after Albert unfortunately mixes up the gravy and coffee jars. Meanwhile, Rodney appears to be struggling to come to terms with Cassandra's miscarriage, causing Del to take extreme steps to get him talking about it. Things begin to look up however, in the shape of an antique watch. Is Del's vision of becoming millionaire finally going to come to pass? Written by Iantjambo

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1996 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Following Fatal Extraction, many assumed that was the end of Only Fools and Horses (1981) because of a three-year gap until the next episode, but John Sullivan was keen on tying up the loose ends by making the Trotters millionaires. See more »

Goofs

While Rodney was discussing his dream with Del, he mentioned the Bible and king David's dream in which David saw 7 fat and 7 thin cows. However, this was actually Pharaoh of Egypt's dream which Joseph interpreted. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Albert: It doesn't usually take us this long to finish.
Del Boy: Yes, but that is because we are not golloping down a Big Mac and chips. We're taking our time. We're savouring the food and ambience. People in there are conversing between each mouthful. It's sophisticated... No matter, I'll whack this in the microwave... Hey, wait a minute. Wait a minute. This isn't coffee. Smell it, it's bloody gravy.
Uncle Albert: Yeah, that's gravy. Well it's them jars. How am I supposed to tell the difference?
Del Boy: I tell you how you tell the ...
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Alternate Versions

On the VHS and DVD releases, the song "Our House" was not sung by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Due to contractual reasons, it was sung by Helen Reddy. The lyrics were also modified. Instead of the word "cats", it was "dogs" in the subsequent version. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Comedy Christmas (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Together
(uncredited)
Written by Ronan Keating, Ray Hedges and Martin Brannigan
Performed by Boyzone
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