Only Fools and Horses....: Season 3, Episode 1

Homesick (10 Nov. 1983)

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The wear and tear of climbing twelve floors in Mandela House takes its toll as Grandad's legs finally give way. And after a visit to the Doctors' it is recommended that they seek some ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Lennard Pearce ...
Sandra Payne ...
Margaret MacKenzie
Ron Pember ...
John Bryans ...
Dr. Becker
Gilly Flower ...
Renee Roberts ...


The wear and tear of climbing twelve floors in Mandela House takes its toll as Grandad's legs finally give way. And after a visit to the Doctors' it is recommended that they seek some different housing for the Trotter family - on the ground floor! Rodney has just been elected Chairman of the Housing Committee, and with a little pressure from Del, he persuades housing and welfare co-ordinator Miss Mackenzie to move the Trotters into a three-bedroom bungalow in Herrington Road. All seems hunky dory, until Miss Mackenzie catches Del and Grandad sharing a celebratory dance and cancels the deal. An ashamed Rodney agrees to resign as Chairman of the Committee immediately. Written by Rune Thandy

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Renee Roberts plays Miss Gatsby and Gilly Flower plays Miss Tibbs. They played characters with the same names in Fawlty Towers (1975). See more »


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Written by John Sullivan
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Top start to series 3 with star turn from Pearce.
9 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a great start to possibly the best series in Only Fools history with a lot of emotion and at last a episode where Lennard Pearce could shine as Granddad. The plot is about how the stairs to the flat become too much for Granddad and he collapses causing Del to apply for a bungalow which is handy as Rodney has become Chairman of the tenant association,if only they can get past Miss MacKenzie the housing and warfare co-ordinator.

Funny moments include Del telling Rodney about poor Rita Aldridge or Del selling oranges in the market or Rodney trying to tell Trigger his name is not Dave its Rodney(so what's Dave a nickname like)or Del getting Nijinsky and Arkle mixed up or Del thinking a choreographer is in the medical profession.

Cracking start with superb acting by the three mains stars and at last Pearce gets a chance to shine.

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