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"Only Fools and Horses...." It's Only Rock and Roll (1985)

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Original Air Date:
14 March 1985 (Season 4, Episode 4)
Rodney has joined a new band, and Del immediately capitalises on this by booking them into The Shamrock... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Susan Belbin 
Writing credits
John Sullivan (written by)

John Sullivan  creator (uncredited)

Produced by
Ray Butt .... producer
Film Editing by
John Jarvis 
Production Design by
Eric Walmsley (designer)
Costume Design by
Richard Winter 
Makeup Department
Linda McInnes .... makeup designer
Production Management
Andy Smith .... production manager
Art Department
Chris Ferriday .... properties buyer
Sound Department
Dennis Panchen .... film sound
Dave Thompson .... studio sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Major .... studio camera supervisor
Chris Seager .... film cameraman
Peter Smee .... studio lighting director
Editorial Department
Chris Booth .... videotape editor
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer
Music Department
Ronnie Hazlehurst .... arranger: title music
Ronnie Hazlehurst .... conductor: title music
Steve Jeffries .... arranger: 'Boys will be Boys'
John Sullivan .... composer: 'Boys will be Boys'
John Sullivan .... composer: title music
John Sullivan .... singer: title music
Other crew
Caroline Andrews .... production assistant
Lesley Bywater .... production assistant
Gavin Clark .... assistant floor manager
Tony Mutimer .... technical coordinator

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Sullivan  creator

Sound Department
Mark Weber .... sound mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Falguiere .... set costumer (1990)
Other crew
Vanessa Frank .... studio runner
Production Companies

Additional Details

28 min
UK:PG (video rating) (1998)

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Near the end of the 'It's Only rock and Roll' Rodney is talking to a policeman about the supposed theft of the band equipment. In their garage they have a skeleton and bear very similar (possibly the same) as the ones found in Steptoe & Son.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 29 October 2007
Author: ereinion from Norway

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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