Only Fools and Horses....: Season 2, Episode 1

The Long Legs of the Law (21 Oct. 1982)

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Del and Grandad are horrified to hear that Rodney is dating a police officer called Sandra. But while Grandad is worried about Sandra knowing about the Trotters' sullied reputation, Del is ... See full summary »




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Del and Grandad are horrified to hear that Rodney is dating a police officer called Sandra. But while Grandad is worried about Sandra knowing about the Trotters' sullied reputation, Del is sweating over the amount of dodgy gear stored in the flat. At the end of their date at the cinema, Rodders brings Sandra back to the flat for a nightcap. As soon as she arrives, Del spots her wearing a stolen watch that Rodney has given her as a gift. Thinking fast, he 'accidentally' pours gin over it and promises to buy her a replacement. Ever the gent, Rodney offers to walk her home, and everything appears to be forgiven. But as Sandra says goodbye, she tells Rodney he has 24 hours to empty the flat of stolen goods belonging to Trotters' Independent Traders before she notifies CID. Written by Rune Thandy

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The idea for the script was based on John Sullivan's niece, who worked as a policewoman. See more »


Sandra: Now, what do you think my commanding officer would do if he found me in possession of stolen property?
Rodney: Put you in charge of the Christmas Club more like.
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Written by John Sullivan
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17 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Long Legs of Law" opened season two in the most brilliant way possible. "Long Legs of Law" is a hilarious, well-written, well-acted episode i enjoyed thoroughly. The story is simple and there lies it's beauty: Rodney dates a policewoman !!!!

How Johnny Sullivan does it i don't know. Dialogues are brilliant, situation's are wonderful and the way he handles characters are amazing. The show finally stands on it's two feet and the way it's gonna develop is obvious for the first time. "Long Legs of Law" stands tall as a monument to a brilliant show. This episode was the first episode i re-watched after i heard the sad news that John Sullivan died. I think it should be dedicated to his memory.

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