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It's Only Rock and Roll (14 Mar. 1985)

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Rodney has joined a new band, and Del immediately capitalises on this by booking them into The Shamrock Club to play for the St Patrick's night festivities. Taking his place as the band's ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Buster Merryfield ...
Geoffrey Leesley ...
Daniel Peacock ...
Mental Mickey Maguire
Marcus Francis ...
Mike Read ...
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Rodney has joined a new band, and Del immediately capitalises on this by booking them into The Shamrock Club to play for the St Patrick's night festivities. Taking his place as the band's manager, Del winces his way through their rehearsals, and when the Shamrock gig results in a fight, the band are forced to leg it, leaving the instruments behind them. When Rodney finds out the musical equipment has vanished, he contacts the police and helps them with their enquiries. When tell sees Rodney with the constable, he quickly distracts the officer and pulls Rodney aside. It turns out that Del had the instruments on sale or return, and he'd taken them back because their band was so bad. Rodney's dreams of showbiz fame have been shattered, but he goes ballistic when he sees his group performing their old hit single on Top of the Pops and realises that without Del's interference he might have made it to number one. Written by Rune Thandy

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29 October 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Only Fools and Horses episodes. Del tries to take advantage of Rodney's music interest when he finds out that the Shamrock pub is without a band on St.Patrick's Day. So he persuades his band, led by the "charismatic" frontman psycho called Mental Mickey, to play in a really hilarious scene. The gig goes awry and a rumble breaks out. After the game is over, Del tells poor Rodney the truth-he and his band are awful and will never make it, so he has to give up his dreams of becoming a rock star. Unfortunately Del turns out to be wrong as Rodney's band progress without him and score a hit! Rodney has to watch them play Top of the Pops.:P It really is a superb episode and features the then-uknown David Thewlis as one of Rodney's bandmates. Also the actor playing Mental Mickey does a good job. The show however is stolen by David Jason's Delboy as usual. He is simply awesome here.

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