Only Fools and Horses....: Season 2, Episode 9

Diamonds Are for Heather (30 Dec. 1982)

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Derek Trotter has the Yuletide Blues, and drinks away his loneliness in Spanish night at The Nag's Head. There he meets Heather, who seems to be one friend short of company. Del Boy, ever ... See full summary »

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Lennard Pearce ...
Rosalind Lloyd ...
Heather
Roger Brierley ...
Brian
John Moreno ...
Enrico
Dev Sagoo ...
Indian Waiter
George Kish ...
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The Fred Tomlinson Singers ...
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Derek Trotter has the Yuletide Blues, and drinks away his loneliness in Spanish night at The Nag's Head. There he meets Heather, who seems to be one friend short of company. Del Boy, ever the gentleman, entertains her and sees her home safely. At her flat he discovers that she has a young son, to a husband who seems to have joined a very long queue at the Job Centre 18 months ago and not come back. In no time at all their romance blossoms, and all is running so smoothly Del decides to propose. However, when he takes her for a candle-lit curry, she refuses his offer of marriage. Her husband has returned, employed as a department store Santa, and she wants to give it another go... leaving Del Boy without an angel for Christmas. Written by Rune Thandy

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The idea for the script was to demonstrate Del's love for children, and that he really could be a family man if he put his mind to it. See more »

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"You got any Uncle Ben's ?".........
7 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A few week's after the end of the sublime and in my opinion the best series of "Fools" came the show's second Christmas special "Diamonds are for Heather" the title of course being a parody of the James Bond film "Diamonds are forever"

Del is drowning his sorrows at the Nags heads Spanish evening after the bird he was seeing ( "No know her with the nose") has given him the old heave-ho. Not even a good old sing song can lift his mood. After treating all the regulars to a Spanish version of "Old Shep" the evening look's like it's over , that's until he catches a glimpse of Heater out the corner of his eye. Del entertains her and being the true gentleman he is makes sure she gets safely back to her flat. He discovers that her husband is away down the job centre but he left 18 months ago. Romance soon blossoms between the two and Del becomes like a dad to her little boy Darren. Del decides it's the right time to pop the question to Heather but she has other ideas as her husband has got back in touch and leaves Del broken hearted.

This episode is considered by many as the worse episode of "Fools" i don't share this opinion and absolutely love this episode. It's nice to see a different side of Del for the first time very clever writing here by John Sullivan some real laughs and tears.The ending of the episode is particularly poignant brilliant performance by David Jason he really shines in this episode.

Best bit - The ending so moving no dialogue just David Jason's wonderful acting when he pay's the Carol singers to play "Old Shep" and drives away alone.


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