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Cash and Curry (22 Sep. 1981)

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Eager to forge new business contacts, Del befriends Vimmal Malik, a wealthy businessman who seems eager to work with Trotters Independent Traders. After a dance at the Camberwell Chamber of... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Renu Setna ...
Mr. Ram
Ahmed Khalil ...
Vimmal Malik
Barbar Bhatti ...
Restaurant Owner (as Babar Bhatti)


Eager to forge new business contacts, Del befriends Vimmal Malik, a wealthy businessman who seems eager to work with Trotters Independent Traders. After a dance at the Camberwell Chamber of Trade, Del and Vimmal are cornered by Mr Ram and his heavy boys. It seems that Vimmal is holding onto a pricey porcelain family heirloom that belongs to the Ram family - and they want it back. In order to make an impression, Del offers to mediate between the two men, especially because Mr Ram is willing to pay four grand for the return of the statue to his family. Unluckily for Del the four grand is just a ruse and he ends up losing a fortune to Vimmal and Mr Ram, a couple of con men touring the country using the same scam on local businessmen wherever they go. Written by Rune Thandy

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22 September 1981 (UK)  »

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Mediocre, Mediocre
17 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Cash and Curry' is based on a rather repetitive and unfunny script and the episode it self is filled with unbelievable situations and annoying characters. The story itself isn't very clever and the story-line goes like this: Del gets into a business deal with this Indian bloke who gets him to try and buy of an ancient statue of a god from his mortal enemy. He can't do it himself because of their class differences. Soon however Del Boy discovers he is being conned.

Del seems drunk during most of the episode and compered to the others it isn't the worst ever but it's definitely forgettable. Also another factor which makes it even worse is the fact it aired right after a brilliant episode "Go West Young Man".

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