Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)
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Del is determined to get his revenge on big-headed Irish painter and decorator Brendan O'Shaughnessy for flogging him some dodgy paint. So, when he learns of Brendan's plans to redecorate ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Butt

Writer:

John Sullivan
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Jason ... Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Rodney Trotter
Lennard Pearce ... Grandad
Eva Mottley Eva Mottley ... Corinne
Paul Barber ... Denzil
David Jackson David Jackson ... Brendan O'Shaughnessy
Anthony Morton Anthony Morton ... Louis Lombardi
Kenneth MacDonald ... Mike Fisher
Michele Winstanley Michele Winstanley ... Karen the Barmaid (as Michèle Winstanley)
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Del is determined to get his revenge on big-headed Irish painter and decorator Brendan O'Shaughnessy for flogging him some dodgy paint. So, when he learns of Brendan's plans to redecorate Denzil and Corrine's living room, he convinces them of the Trotters' credentials to do the job better. Corrine isn't impressed, but the Trotters get the job anyway. Left alone in the flat to decorate, with only Corrine's beloved pet canary for company, what could possibly go wrong... Written by stevecann2003

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1930s to 2020s | dead canary | See All (2) »

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1983 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Del refers to a house Brendan burnt down in the King's Avenue, which is seen five years later in Only Fools and Horses: Yuppy Love (1989), where Rodney is dropped off outside a large house in the King's Avenue, trying to impress Cassandra that it was in fact where he lived. See more »

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When Del is telling Denzil about Brendan's last job, the clock in the background goes from 1:30pm to 1:45pm and back again in between shots See more »

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Only Fools And Horses
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Written by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan
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Kentucky fried canary
3 September 2019 | by dominic-parisSee all my reviews

One of the best of the series thanks to the brilliant script in a very familiar story of someone trying to replace a dead pet on the sly - yes, it's been done before in other shows, but they didn't have John Sullivan's genius and such a perfect cast. We are introduced to Mike Fisher, the landlord, who within two minutes of meeting Del Boy must have been double glad that he did, and another, who we would sadly never see again, Corinne, who couldn't be more displeased to see Del Boy after he mucked up her wedding to Denzil, another regular we are introduced to. We would hear of Brendan a couple of times after this episode but he was never seen again. Italian Louie was also a memorable character after having conned grandad in to buying his 'flea-bitten' canary for £45. Great mix of characters, superb twist and a win for Del Boy at the end puts this in my list of top ten OFAH episodes.


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