Only Fools and Horses is a BAFTA winning British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. Episodes are regularly repeated on GOLD.
Set in Peckham in south London, it stars David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek "Del Boy" Trotter, Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney, and Lennard Pearce as their ageing grandfather (later replaced by Buster Merryfield as their Uncle Albert). Backed by a strong supporting cast, the series chronicles their highs and lows in life, in particular their attempts to get rich.
A Royal Flush
Duration: 75 minutes
Viewing Figures: 18.8 million
Rodney meets Vicky, a seemingly impoverished artist who it transpires is the daughter of the Duke of Maylebury.
Having obtained a pair of tickets to the sold-out production of Carmen, Rodders seems to have deeply impressed Vicky. She is less taken by the presence of Del and his peroxide blonde dolly bird. Especially when they open the crisps.
Vicky then invites Rodney to a party at the Duke’s country home, and it seems romance may be on the cards. Then Del Boy turns up, hits the vino-plonko and ruins everything for his little brother.
"Del Boy"is trying to make a "hit" sale at the market using his known Cockney rhetoric's ...
In the meanwhile his brother Rodney is on the watch ... for the police ...
Bored ... suddenly he sees a nice looking girl on the other side of the market ...
She smiles back ... and Rodney is very suprised ...
Rodney approaches her ... and they start talking
Immediately we realise that she uses an "U" speech ...or URP pronunciation
This brings them to colourful adventures ...
I let you with the images ... Try to "decode" what happens ...
As Del Boy
sells cutlery to the local market crowd, Rodney spots an attractive woman, and
abandons his lookout position to talk to her. At Sid's cafe, she introduces
herself as Vicky. Upon further reading, Rodney discovers that she is Lady
Victoria Marsham Hales of Covington House, Berkshire, the daughter of the Duke
of Maylebury, a second cousin of the Queen and explains that her mother died in
a skiing accident. Sensing a chance to make the Trotter family millionaires,
Del decides to assist Rodney's blossoming friendship with Lady Victoria, such
as by acquiring tickets for the opera Carmen.
night of the opera, Rodney and Victoria arrive, only to see that Del has also
shown up, along with June Snell (last seen in "Happy Returns"), a
former girlfriend of Del and mother of one of Rodney's ex-girlfriends. Del and
June ruin the night by noisily eating snacks, talking during the performance,
and arguing with other members of the audience. Nonetheless, Victoria invites
Rodney to stay at Covington House for the weekend. Wanting Rodney to make a
good impression, Del insists that he dresses as a country gentleman in a tweed
suit. Already nervous during the weekend in Berkshire, Rodney is horrified when
Del arrives with a reluctant Albert in the Reliant Regal, claiming to have
turned up to deliver Rodney's evening suit that he "forgot" (although
Rodney knows that he packed it and Del removed it so he had an excuse to turn
up). As Rodney seethes with anger, Del introduces himself to Victoria's father
Henry and invites himself to that evening's dinner having coincidentally
brought his own evening suit. Del takes part in their clay pigeon shoot using a
pump-action shotgun borrowed from Iggy Iggins, a local bank robber, and quickly
begins to irritate Henry.
Del gets drunk and boorish and starts insulting the guests with lewd comments,
touting a marriage between Rodney and Victoria, not shutting up about the
artist Leonardo Da Vinci and embarrassing Rodney by revealing his conviction
for possession of cannabis. Del finally pushes the Duke over the edge by
telling a skiing joke (despite knowing that's how Victoria's mother died). In a
fury, the Duke demands Del meets him outside. As the two leave, Victoria asks
Rodney if he's still staying overnight. He regretfully declines and decides to
go home, which Victoria allows. Outside the Duke orders that Del, Rodney and
Albert are to leave his premises immediately. Del tells the Duke that Rodney
may need to be paid off to leave Victoria alone.
Back at the
flat, a furious Rodney relates to a very hung over Del how he has always ruined
his opportunities to make a success of his life by interfering, and injures his
hand punching a vent cover out of anger. After Rodney reveals that he refused
the offer of a £1000 pay-off from the Duke to stop seeing Vicky (angering Del,
who had arranged the offer), Del says that had Rodney refused to stop seeing
Victoria, he would probably have been assassinated by the Special Branch
because of his conviction for marijuana use. Del ostensibly apologises to
Rodney and asks him to shake his hand, but this turns out to be a ploy for Del
to inflict punishment on Rodney for refusing the £1000 by squeezing his bad