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Only Fools and Horses

Season 4 Episode 3

Hole in One

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Mar 07, 1985 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Trotters are potless so Uncle Albert comes to the rescue by having an 'accident' with the open cellar door of the Nag's Head.

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    Colin Jeavons

    Colin Jeavons

    Solly Attwell

    Guest Star

    Dennis Ramsden

    Dennis Ramsden


    Guest Star

    Andrew Tourell

    Andrew Tourell

    Mr Gerrard

    Guest Star

    Kenneth MacDonald

    Kenneth MacDonald

    Mike Fisher

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • During the court case, the judge says that the Trotters live at 368 Nelson Mandela House, yet in "Time On Our Hands" while Del and Rodney are stuck in the lift, as Denzil and Mickey Pearce take furniture out of the Trotters' flat, the door number is clearly 127.

      • After the court case, Albert tells Rodney and Del that everytime himself and Grandad were short of some money, Albert just fell down a hole. In the court case it was revealed that the incidents occurred after the war. In "Tea for Three", Albert said that he and Grandad didn't speak to each other after they met and fought over Ada. In "Miami Twice", Albert revealed that he left Ada behind when he went to war, so Albert clearly met Ada before the war and therefore couldn't be speaking to Grandad after the war when they allegedly worked together falling down holes.

      • Lennard Pearce orginally began filming scenes in which he fell down the hole, but unfortunatly died during filming, The episode was put on hold, and a farewell episode was filmed and produced as the first episode four series four, Buster Merryfield joined the cast and the shots with Grandad, were re-shot with Buster falling down the Hole and at the Court House.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Rodney: I've been thinking ...

        Del: Leave it out, Rodney, we're in enough trouble as it is.

      • Rodney: There's nothing wrong with him. He said so himself.

        Del: How does he know that? He might have hit his head and got percussion.

      • Del: The worstest thing of all, Your Honour, is these sudden bouts of amnesia. They have led to him having some very nasty falls.

        Judge: I fail to see the connection. How can amnesia cause one to fall?

        Del: He keeps forgetting he can't walk.

      • Del: The only hole he hasn't fallen down is the black one in Calcutta.

    • NOTES (1)

      • The idea for the script was based on a true story about John Sullivan's grandfather, a coal-man named Dickie, who claimed compensation by falling down holes.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Del: He's been down more holes than Tony Jacklin!

        Tony Jacklin is one of the more successful British professional golfers of the past century.