Del employs younger brother Rodney as a member of Trotters' Independent Traders, despite warnings from his business colleagues. When Rodney decides to become the Trotters' financial adviser - monitoring the accounts and keeping Del's dodgy dealings in check - Del has second thoughts about their partnership. Cracks show in the partnership when Rodney inadvertently bungles a deal with Trigger. But despite Del's anger, it turns out that Rodder's advice would have prevented the purchase of 25 briefcases that are locked with the serial number inside. Del and Rodney have yet another row and 'Little Bruv' plans a career change. Desperate to make his mark on the world, Rodney decides to leave for Hong Kong - a great plan, if only he'd remembered his passport. Written by
Did You Know?
When David Jason
was first handed the script for the pilot, Del Boy was the character that jumped out at him. He described his accent as something "you could have rolled up and beaten someone over the head with." Jason was expected to play Grandad but he had his heart set on Del, even though John Sullivan
felt he was wrong for the part; Sullivan had envisioned Del a winner, whereas Jason was known for playing life's losers. See more
When Grandad is trying to play draughts on the talking chess game, the voice on the game talks before he presses the button. See more
That Sydney Potter's a good actor, ain't he, Rodney?
Written by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan See more