Only Fools and Horses....: Season 8, Episode 1

Heroes and Villains (25 Dec. 1996)

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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... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Merryfield ...
Gwyneth Strong ...
John Challis ...
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Mike Fisher (as Kenneth Macdonald)
Sue Holderness ...
Angela Bruce ...
Councillor Murray
Roy Heather ...
Steve Weston ...
Scott Marshall ...
Gary (mugger)


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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David Jason said playing Batman was a dream role, satisfying a burning aspiration to play a superhero, which had been planted in him by the Dan Dare comic strips of his childhood. Some of the early episodes of the show had Rodney wearing a Dan Dare shirt. Jason also said it was one of the rare occasions when Batman was shorter than Robin. But Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) never did like to be conventional. Jason said this was an episode people still go back to and talk about; the sight of Del Boy and Rodney running through the streets in full costume as the least likely world-savers struck a bell with viewers that kept on ringing. Whenever Jason goes back to Bristol, that's the one they all remember. The one where people come up and say, "I was there". The one that chimes. See more »


References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »


Only Fools And Horses
Written by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan
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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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