Comic Relief special
|"Comic Relief special"|
|Only Fools and Horses episode|
|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|
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.
|David Jason||Del Boy|
|Nicholas Lyndhurst||Rodney Trotter|
|Buster Merryfield||Uncle Albert|
"Time on Our Hands"
|Only Fools and Horses
14 March 1997 (Comic Relief special)
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