The Trotters take a trip down to Cornwall to make use of Boycie's country cottage for a spot of salmon poaching. The fishing trip should be a nice little earner with £10 a salmon being paid... See full summary »




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Tom Witton


The Trotters take a trip down to Cornwall to make use of Boycie's country cottage for a spot of salmon poaching. The fishing trip should be a nice little earner with £10 a salmon being paid for by Mario's fish restaurant. Del thinks that Rodney, Grandad and he will catch the fish and split the profits 50-50 with Boycie for providing the accommodation - they just didn't bank on an escapee from the mental institute. On the rainy journey down to the cottage, a policeman stops their Robin Reliant and warns the tourists that a patient has escaped from the institute for the criminally insane - precisely a decade after he killed a party of weekend fishermen with an axe. Never one to let a psychotic killer get in the way of a nifty bargain, Del ignores the objections of Rodders and Grandad, and they settle down for their first night in the cottage. As the storm worsens, Rodney thinks he hears noises outside, and when a face appears at the window, he's convinced it's the killer. There's a ... Written by Rune Thandy

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24 November 1983 (UK)  »

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When the 'axe murderer' panics at the sound of a police helicopter, Del Boy says the line "No it's Barratt's". He is referring to a 1970's TV commercial in which the actor Patrick Allen flew in a helicopter over a new housing estate by Barratt Homes to promote their cheap starter homes. See more »


Del Boy: So what are you telling me then? The psycho's upstairs having a kip?
Grandad: Well he could be up there Del...
Del Boy: Well I shouldn't let it worry you, Grandad, cos the three bears have probably eaten him by now!
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Not my favourite Only Fools but a very good horror spoof.
13 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not my favourite episode of Fools especially after two terrific episodes in series 3 but I like how the series tried a different type of story here with a Friday The 13th type spoof.

The Trotters travel to Cornwall for a bit of salmon poaching at Boycie's weekend cottage but upon arriving are told by police that a killer escaped patient from the local mental hospital is on the loose and on the lookout for more people to murder.Can Del,Rodders and Granddad survive the night playing Monopoly or will that knock at the door be bad news.

Funny moments include Del offering Rodney some maggots with his rice,Del thinking he is doomed after finding Monopoly,Del thinking the psycho is unlikely not upstairs as the three bears have probably eaten him by now,Del saying what Rodders seen outside might of been a reflection after he thought he saw a man with grotesque eyes and evil face and Del Boy saying to the psycho its not a police helicopter its only Barrett's.

A very good horror spoof with some laugh out load moments and a creepy setting but not my favourite episode as it can border on silly but nice to see they tried something different.

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