When Trigger's Grandmother passes away, the Trotters gather round to offer their condolences. Ever the considerate friend, Del offers to take some of her valuables off Trig's hands - he ... See full summary »

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When Trigger's Grandmother passes away, the Trotters gather round to offer their condolences. Ever the considerate friend, Del offers to take some of her valuables off Trig's hands - he wouldn't want just anyone to come along and rip him off, after all. Del spots two urns that might be worth a bob or two, but Rodney and Grandad agree that they must contain the ashes of Trig's Grandfather. As they remember he was an avid bowler, they decide to scatter his ashes on the local bowling green - but to no avail. A second plan to throw his ashes into the Thames is scuppered, and a passing road sweeping lorry eventually sucks them up - a poetic ending when they remember that Trig's Grandad was a road sweeper too. Written by Rune Thandy

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During the scene where Del is pretending to be Triggers deceased grandfather, Rodney comes out of his bedroom wearing a Dan Dare T-shirt. Dan Dare was a science fiction hero that appeared in the Eagle comic book during the 1950's and 60's. He has also appeared in other comic strips and a mini- series during the 80's and 90's. See more »

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Only Fools And Horses
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Written by John Sullivan
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Season Two, Episode Two, Rating Ten
17 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Again, a brilliant episode. Season Two really stands out as a cry of brilliance from the incredibly talented pen of John Sullivan. The story stands out by it's wackiness, brilliance and hilariousness. It goes: Del Boy buys two urns at the funeral of Trigger's grandma. During the inspection of them he finds one of them is full. As it turns out Grandad had a major fall out with Arthur (Trigger's grandam's husband, who's ashes is in the urn) when Grandad cheated with his wife. So Arthur (having some gypsy blood in him) puts a curse on old Grandad to haunt him when he dies. Del and Rodney try everything to get rid of the ashes but it doesn't work. When finally it is sucked into a garbage truck they find out Trigger's grandma married twice and there is ashes in the second urn too.

"Ashes to Ashes" is absolutely brilliant, funny and well made.


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