Del has applied for a council grant but been turned down. After giving Rodney a bracelet for his birthday inscribed 'Rooney', Del drives Rodney to a fancy dress party where they are dressed... See full summary »

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Del has applied for a council grant but been turned down. After giving Rodney a bracelet for his birthday inscribed 'Rooney', Del drives Rodney to a fancy dress party where they are dressed as Batman and Robin. However the Reliant Robin breaks down and, as the brothers are running through the fog in costume, they scare off a gang of muggers about to rob a female councillor. At the party they are the only guests in costume because the birthday boy has actually died and the party is now a wake. But there is good news next day when Del catches one of the muggers as he is about to rob an old lady and knocks him unconscious. He gets a medal AND his council grant as a reward for helping the female councillor. Good news for Rodney too as Cassandra announces that she is pregnant. Written by don @ minifie-1

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25 December 1996 (UK)  »

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Heroes and Villains and Modern Men were watched by 21.3 million viewers while Time on our Hands was watched by 24.3 million viewers, a record for a British sitcom. David Jason said that was "a staggering number. It made me dizzy to think about it. You simply couldn't get it into your head how popular this show had grown to be". See more »

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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Written by John Sullivan
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Only Fools
9 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a VERY god series!!!! i love David Jason(Del-Boy) he is a great actor and i don't think anyone could have done a better job! The best episode is when Del and Rodney dress up as Batman and Robbin and are forced to run down the street due to the van braking down. I love it when the 'villan' thinks they have come to get him and protect the lady he is robbing!

Only Fools and Horses is very well put together and David Jason plays a great role as Derick Trotter. It is a pity they are not making anymore episodes. I love the way the Director and scene management has put together the flat to make it look old and tacky, i think that many people can relate to Del and Rodney's life because they are just normal people.


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