Comic Relief special

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"Comic Relief special"
Only Fools and Horses episode
Only Fools & Horses Comic Relief scene.jpg
Written by John Sullivan
Production code Special edition
Original air date 14 March 1997
(10.6 million viewers)
Running time 6 mins and 30 seconds
List of episodes

The "Comic Relief special" was an edition of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses, recorded as part of the 1997 Comic Relief appeal. It was first screened on 14 March 1997. It was chronologically set before the 1996 Christmas trilogy. This special was the final appearance of Uncle Albert.


Sitting around the breakfast table in their flat, Rodney laments that he can't afford a holiday, whilst Del Boy considers signing Damien up for a modelling agency. Albert then suggests that they should be thankful for what they have. Though they are expecting another "During the war..." anecdote, Albert instead mentions the plight of the people of Africa. The show contains subtle references to Nicholas Lyndhurst and David Jason's other well-known shows, Goodnight Sweetheart and A Touch of Frost respectively. It ends with an appeal for donations from Del and Rodney.

Episode cast[edit]

Actor Role
David Jason Del Boy
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney Trotter
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Tessa Peake-Jones Raquel
Jamie Smith Damien

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Time on Our Hands"
Only Fools and Horses
14 March 1997 (Comic Relief special)
Succeeded by
"If They Could See Us Now"