Only Fools and Horses

Season 1 Episode 7

Christmas Crackers

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Dec 28, 1981 on BBC
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Christmas Crackers
It's anthracite roast potatoes and green stuff all round - Grandad's cooking Christmas dinner! Trouble is, Rodney's in danger of dying of boredom. Then the glittering attractions of the Monte Carlo Club beckon...

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Del: (to Rodney, in the Monte Carlo Club) I've heard your line of patter my son. If they don't know Adam Ant's birthday or the Chelsea result it's goodnight Vienna, innit?

  • NOTES (3)

    • This was the sole episode of Only Fools and Horses between 1981 and 1987 not to be produced by Ray Butt, who after the first season of the show, was re-assigned to Seconds Out by the BBC. The initial plan was for Martin Shardlow, who had directed the first season, to also take on the producer's role for this special and the second season. However, Shardlow and John Sullivan could not agree on a future direction for the series, which eventually resulted in Shardlow deciding not to take the producer's role and leaving OFAH altogether. With this episode in danger of not being filmed in time for Christmas 1981, Ray Butt arranged for his close friend and fellow BBC producer Bernard Thompson to produce and direct the episode, and Butt would subsequently return as producer (and this time director) for the second season.

    • The Production Manager, Jo Austin, was so unfamiliar with Cockney rhyming slang... she thought the actors were misreading the script in rehearsals.

    • This episode was 35 minutes long.