Only Fools and Horses....: Season 5, Episode 9

Dates (25 Dec. 1988)

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Uncle Albert's birthday looms on the horizon, and Del Boy books The Nag's Head for private drinks and a party. Trigger surprises everyone by inviting a date he met through an agency. This ... See full summary »

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Uncle Albert's birthday looms on the horizon, and Del Boy books The Nag's Head for private drinks and a party. Trigger surprises everyone by inviting a date he met through an agency. This arouses Del's curiosity and soon he too has a date from the match-making company. Rodney takes the initiative by going for the 'James Dean' look, though this ends in disaster due to an encounter with some punks. Things look rosy for Del though. His date with Raquel Turner (unemployed actress) goes swimmingly... until it turns out she is works as a strippergram twice a week. Despite a small run in with the police, love conquers all in the end. Written by Rune Thandy

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Extending the running times of the episodes was the point where Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) came into its own as a comedy-drama, according to David Jason, rather than as a sitcom. It wasn't just that there was now time to get more of John Sullivan's great lines in; there was now more space in which things could unfold. Jason doubted that without the extra length, the romances between Del Boy and Raquel and Rodney and Cassandra would never have developed, and he was glad to have Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Strong in the cast because they knew what they were doing and fit right in. See more »

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When the police drives out of the Nags Head car park after arresting Del the bonnet of the car is damaged from earlier in the show, but when the car pulls up outside the police station there is no damage to the car. See more »

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A True Classic
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Uncle Albert's birthday looms on the horizon, and Del Boy books The Nag's Head for private drinks and a party.

Trigger surprises everyone by inviting a date he met through an agency. This arouses Del's curiosity and soon he too has a date from the match-making company.

Rodney takes the initiative by going for the 'James Dean' look, though this ends in disaster due to an encounter with some punks.

TriggerThings look rosy for Del though. His date with Raquel Turner (unemployed actress) goes swimmingly... until it turns out she works as a stripper-gram twice a week. Despite a small run in with the police, love conquers all in the end.


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