When Rodney helps a drunken woman on the street, he is stunned when she looks petrified, accuses him of man-handling her, and promptly cries "rape!" Without thinking straight, and fearing the consequences, Rodders decides to leg it. Del hears about the escapade and realises his naïve Little Bruv must have encountered Blossom, a psychologically unhinged woman who is allowed out in public on weekend breaks. Not wanting to prey on Rodney's nervous disposition, Del naturally does the humane thing and concocts a story about the police conducting a search for 'The Peckham Pouncer'. It's not long before Rodney disappears, believing he's a fugitive wanted for the worst of reasons. Regretting what he's done, Del Boy goes in search of his brother, and it's not long before the scent of 'funny fags' from the air vents of Mandela House leads him to Rodney's hiding place - in the water tank room of the same building.
Did You Know?
The idea for the script was based on a true story that happened to a friend of John Sullivan
. Even the name of the woman in real life was Blossom. See more
Grandad says that Rodney has a two-year suspended sentence for smoking cannabis in art college, but in "Only Fools and Horses: Big Brother
", Del said that Rodney had an 18-month suspended sentence. See more
Only Fools And Horses
Written by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan See more