Only Fools and Horses

The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before Grandad suggests building the shelter in the New Forest, as Del goes to look the plans for the shelter you can see Grandad sit forwards in his chair. In the next shot Grandad is now sitting back. (00:06:55)

Dwarf

To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: Rodney says that he picked up the money off the table when they were trying to escape from the police, yet if you look closely he never goes near it. And he never has another chance to pick it up.

Migster

May the Force Be with You - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Del is proposing Slater a deal, Slater says "I don't like deals" and shoves Del's hand off the phone hook (Del was trying to stop Slater keeping him in custody overnight). But in the next shot Del's hand is still on the hook.

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Suggested correction: Watch it more carefully, he just puts his hand back on the phone hook.

Show generally

Continuity mistake: The layout of the flat changes throughout the course of the show. Most noticeable is the area by the bedrooms. In series 2 it's a tiny little hall. In series 7 it's a sprawling hallway.

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Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: In 'The Frog's Legacy' (1987), Del & Rodney learnt the story of Freddy The Frog for the first time - neither of them had ever heard of him before (Aunt Irene explains to Del who Freddy was. She mentions both 'Freddy The Frog' and his real name 'Frederick Robdal'. Del has heard of neither of these names). Yet in 'Sleepless in Peckham', it would seem that Del had known Freddy since he was 15. He even went on their first Jolly Boys' Outing with the rest of the gang.

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Hole in One - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Rodney says "yeah he did. The landlord.", in reply to Solly, he has a glass up to his mouth. In the next shot, he has obviously just swallowed what was in there, the glass is back on the table and you can see his cheekbones moving.

Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Rodney and Grandad are arguing, Del walks past Grandad and past the chair next to him, yet in the next shot he walks past the chair again. (00:01:15)

Dwarf

Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del takes his washing up gloves off to chat with Boycie's neighbour, he is not wearing any rings. But when he goes into the house and grabs Marlene's behind, he is now wearing two rings on his hand.

The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Continuity mistake: When Del says to Rodney "Rodney, give me that ball!", while Rodney and his mates are playing football, Boycie is walking behind them. The next shot is Rodney and behind him is Boycie in the coach as if he has been sitting there all along.

Joe Mc

Friday the 14th - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When the policeman stops the car, when you see him through the front window of the van, he has a torch in his left hand. When he moves towards the van he hasn't.

Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the episode, when Del talks about his Polaroid, there are no extras walking behind him. The shot changes quickly to Rodney, then to a wide shot of both Rodney and Del in which time the 2 extras walking in front of Vimmal have manages to walk down the stairs behind them. (00:02:30)

Dwarf

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Trigger: Problems, Dave?
Rodney: I don't want to talk about it Trig. You ever been wrongly accused of something?
Trigger: Yeah once.
Rodney: Yeah, How did you get out of it?
Trigger: Well I didn't - I was guilty.

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Trivia: Only Fools and Horses was recently voted Britain's Best Sitcom, beating BlackAdder and the Vicar of Dibley into second and third place respectively.

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Chosen answer: An apparent long string of illnesses.

Answer: Joan Mavis Trotter (Nee Hollins) was an unseen character in Only Fools And Horses, having died in 1964, 17 years before the series began. She died of an alcohol related illness due to both her sham marriage to Reg Trotter and being hit hard by the death of her secret lover Freddie "The Frog" Robdal.

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Answer: Short of breath.

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