Rock & Chips: Season 1, Episode 1

Five Gold Rings (29 Dec. 2010)

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Helped by her knitting-obsessed mother-in-law Violet Joan brings up baby Rodney with Reg none the wiser that he is not the father. Del meanwhile is impressing his friends with fake diamond ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Wilcox ...
Vi Trotter
Stephen Lloyd ...
Lewis Osborne ...
Ashley Gerlach ...
Lee Long ...
Calum MacNab ...
DI Thomas
Paul Putner ...
Ernie Rayner


Helped by her knitting-obsessed mother-in-law Violet Joan brings up baby Rodney with Reg none the wiser that he is not the father. Del meanwhile is impressing his friends with fake diamond rings with which he hopes to wow the girls,whilst selling imported American records and almost getting nicked by zealous police cadet Slater. Out on bail Freddie approaches Joan who takes his money but initially sends him away. However,when she gets a job as his cleaner he declares his love for her and she is happy to succumb.They see the New Year in together,dancing cheek to cheek whilst the rest of the family are in the pub. He gives her a ring and she lets him hold Rodney. There is no such romance for Del,however,who gets engaged to two girls but is thrown over by both of them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[at the dinner table, Joan tries out a French phrase that Freddie the Frog has taught her]
Joan Trotter: J'adore un soixante-neuf.
Ted Trotter: She all right?
Reg Trotter: What's that?
Joan Trotter: It's French.
Del Trotter: Where did you learn that?
Joan Trotter: At the flicks. A Brigitte Bardot film.
Vi Trotter: What's it mean?
Joan Trotter: I was told it means "I am enjoying this dinner".
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written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson
performed by Roy Orbison
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Christmas with the Trotters
14 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the first episode of this Only Fools prequel got mixed reviews it was a shock to see this show return at Christmas. However much like the first episode this one was well made and showed the back story of Del and Rodney in a sort of comedy drama style.

This episode is more fun than the first and there are a few decent laughs to be had as Del proposes multiple times and Phil Daniels younger version of Grandad has some good lines.

This show seems to be based mainly around the love story between Joan and Freddy the frog and Sullivan writes this story to perfection with beautiful moments of comedy and warmth.

People who did not like the first episode will find nothing here to change their minds but for those who did this second episode will be a welcome chance to invite the Trotters back into their lives.

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