Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)
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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.


Tony Dow


John Sullivan




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Rodney Trotter
Buster Merryfield ... Uncle Albert Trotter
Paul Barber ... Denzil
John Challis ... Boycie
Roy Heather ... Sid
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ... Marlene
Denis Lill ... Alan Parry
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Trigger
Kenneth MacDonald ... Mike Fisher
Patrick Murray ... Mickey Pearce
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Raquel Turner
Gwyneth Strong ... Cassandra Trotter
Steven Woodcock Steven Woodcock ... Jevon
Wanda Ventham ... 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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The coach used in the film is a Ford R1014 Plaxton Panorama Elite MkII, PEL 915M. 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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References Rainbow (1972) See more »


Move On Out
Written by Mick Hucknall
Performed by Simply Red
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Let Me Run This Past You!
27 June 2020 | by LunerarSee all my reviews

Thought of as the best episode by many fans and cast members alike. It's pretty hard to argue with these opinions. The second half is stronger than the first which maybe implies that it isn't perfect but it's certainly damn close.

I know that some fans think that the addition of Cassandra and Raquel as love interests for the Trotters kills the show a bit but I disagree. It makes for more nuanced plot-lines and relationships, the show growing as its characters do, although I do find myself nostalgic for the sitcom style 30 minute episodes at times.

Given that this episode comes off the back of the excellent series 6 and with the brilliant series 7 just around the corner, The Jolly Boy's Outing has the privilege of being smack bang in the middle as Only Fools and Horses was on one of the greatest rolls in television history.


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25 December 1989 (UK) See more »

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Margate, Kent, England, UK See more »

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