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The Jolly Boys' Outing 

The Nag's Head regulars head to the seaside town of Margate for an eventful day trip.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Merryfield ...
John Challis ...
Roy Heather ...
Sue Holderness ...
Denis Lill ...
Patrick Murray ...
Raquel Turner
Cassandra Trotter
Steven Woodcock ...
Pamela Parry


The Trotters join other Nag's Head regulars on a day trip to Margate. However, possibly due to one of the Albanian radios Del has imported and is fitted in the coach there is a fire and an explosion and, due to a train strike, the party are forced to stay overnight. As it is a Bank Holiday accommodation is scarce and the Trotters find themselves in a creepy old guest house run by scary Mrs. Cresswell. Del and Rodney go to a club where they see magician the Great Ramondo and his assistant, Raquel, a former girl-friend of Del. Returning to the guest house they find themselves locked out and return to Raquel's flat, where Del, who still has feelings for her, makes a fool of himself by assuming that Ramondo, who is actually gay, is sexually harassing her and hits him, throwing his suit-case out of a window. On return to London Rodney makes a similar fool of himself by assuming that Cassandra is having an affair with her boss, whilst Del finds out that the suit-case he threw out of the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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David Jason felt everyone acted their socks off in this episode. See more »


When smoke is seen coming from the coach radio by Del and Boycie, Mike states that it's best to turn the radio off as the main petrol line runs right underneath it. This is incorrect in two ways. Firstly, the fuel line would run nowhere near the front of the coach as it is likely mid engined. Secondly, the coach would run on diesel fuel rather than petrol. While Mike could be mistaken, Boycie (a car dealer) doesn't correct him, and furthermore, the explosion shown wouldn't happen due to diesel not being explosively combustible in this way (from sparks and small flames). See more »


Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: She's a blinding bird isn't she Rodney?
Rodney Trotter: What Raquel? Yeah, terrific Del.
Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: She's got a radiant smile. Have you noticed that?
Rodney Trotter: What, her radiant smile? Yeah.
Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: I mean, when she walks in she lights up a room.
Rodney Trotter: Yeah. Most of your birds walk in and light up a fag.
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Referenced in Only Fools and Horses....: Sleepless in Peckham...! (2003) See more »


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Turning point
26 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Very funny episode of the situation comedy Only Fools and Horses but to me this was the turning point in the series when Raquel and Cassandra were firmly established as characters and personally I think they ruined the series. Only fools and horses was in my opinion a very funny series but I think the crux of the humour came from del rodney and grandad, I personally liked Lennard Pearce more as he in my opinion was a more believable Grandad. I think Raquel and Cassandra spolit the series as it was a sign Del and Rodney were growing characters and they now had family responsibilities whereas before Del and Rodney were concentrating on making money and getting into funny situations but Raquel and Cassandra made them concentrate more on settling down and having a family. Family responsibility destroyed the comedy, Steptoe and Son was very funny but the Humour came from Harold and his dad, if they had been married the comedy element would have been lost.

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