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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Episode complete credited cast:
Lennard Pearce ...
Rosalind Lloyd ...
Roger Brierley ...
John Moreno ...
Dev Sagoo ...
George Kish ...
Choir Lead Singer
The Fred Tomlinson Singers ...
Carol 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 »


References Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »


Written by Len Barry and Bobby Eli
Performed by Fat Larry's Band
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Derek Trotter, friend of children and family man? You bet.
27 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Diamonds Are for Heather" is being unfairly considered one of the worst episodes ever, and people just hate it because it's the "cool" thing to do. That's not true. It's actually good to watch if you give it a chance.

Del meets a beautiful woman named Heather during Christmas time, and becomes smitten with her and her son Darren. They get along so well, until Heather is forced to join her husband Vic in Southampton.

Y'see, it's a real good episode character-wise for Del Boy, and shows us his soft spot for children when he gets along with Heather's son Darren, and how Del would make a good father and husband if he put his mind to it. This would later develop when Del meets Raquel and they have Damien. In other words, anybody who hates this episode does not like watching sitcoms! Anybody who likes this episode is a true Only Fools and Horses fan.

Best Bit: HEATHER: (after listening to Old Shep) Did you have an old dog? DEL BOY: I've had many old dogs in my time!

Second Best Bit: The montage of Del taking Heather and Darren all around London for the day set to Fat Larry's Band's "Zoom".

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