Strapped for cash as ever, Del is clearing Grandad's allotment, which has become a health hazard and where he finds some bottles of yellow liquid, which he dumps. He also finds a tap, ... See full summary »

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Strapped for cash as ever, Del is clearing Grandad's allotment, which has become a health hazard and where he finds some bottles of yellow liquid, which he dumps. He also finds a tap, hidden by rocks, but claims that there is an actual spring, yielding 'Peckham Spring Water'. Using a bottle of mineral water for the lab test he gets the water accepted and sold to a supermarket chain. Unfortunately he is unaware that it has been contaminated by the same yellow liquid he chucked in the reservoir and, as he turns out the light, the water starts to glow green. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The idea for the script was based on a real incident where people had their water supply closed as something had been dumped in a nearby reservoir. See more »

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Rodney: Well Trigger could be considered an expert...
Mike Fisher: Trigger still don't know which end of the dart to throw!
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Only Fools And Horses
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Written by John Sullivan
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Bottle of water Del?
20 January 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After their holiday to Miami in the previous years festive special, that was rather a bit flash for its own good, it's nice to see the Trotters back where they belong.

This is another of those iconic 'Only Fools' episodes that show off what a great sitcom it was.

The idea of Del Boy passing off tap water as bottled water in itself is a funny idea, but the brilliance of John Sullivan's writing is that it becomes far more than just a one joke episode.

There are some great moments in this episode, from Rodney's dream at the start, to the sequence in the end in Brighton. At this stage of its run 'Only Fools' only really did one off specials rather than series, but it sort of only makes us welcome them back with more affection.


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