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Only Fools and Horses

Season 6 Episode 5

Sickness & Wealth

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Feb 05, 1989 on BBC
9.3
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While excruciating stomach cramps and a constant diet of health salts might drive some people to visit the doctor, not our Del! Oh no, he's only suffering from that scourge of all yuppies, PMA- Positive Mental Attitude! So, it's going to require some nifty plotting by Rodney and Uncle Albert to get Del to visit the dreaded "D" word!moreless

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  • Probably the least interesting episode of the sixth series, but very revealing.

    8.0
    We all remember the sixth series as a revolutionary one, because the episodes got longer, the plots more complex and more dramatic tension was introduced. This episode shows what can go wrong if these elements are not very well balanced. You have to admire John Sullivan that he dared to make an episode that ended with Del breaking down. But, unlike other emotional scenes, there was no laugh line to balance it. It's the plot that lets you down a bit. It feels like a half hour show stretched to 50 minutes. Some scenes, such as the one with Rodney, Cassandra and Albert discussing Del's predicament in the pub, bring nothing to the story, apart from some jokes. As such, I found it strange to read that the show actually overran its normal length. I presume Sullivan got caught up in the drama of the story and couldn't bring himself to cutting serious scenes.moreless
Andrée Bernard

Andrée Bernard

Nerys

Guest Star

Constance Chapman

Constance Chapman

Elsie Partridge

Guest Star

Josephine Welcome

Josephine Welcome

Doctor Shaheed

Guest Star

Kenneth MacDonald

Kenneth MacDonald

Mike Fisher

Recurring Role

John Challis

John Challis

'Boycie'

Recurring Role

Roger Lloyd-Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack

'Trigger'

Recurring Role

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