Category: Only Fools And Horses

  • Only Yules And Horses (Part Five)
    Only Yules And Horses (Part Five)

    Given the huge ratings success of Only Fools And Horses‘ finale trilogy, I suppose it was inevitable there would be pressure from all angles to return to the show. Whatever one might think of the choice to make more, the news of that was oddly low key. And here’s how the Dublin Evening Herald previewed…

  • Only Yules And Horses (Part Four)
    Only Yules And Horses (Part Four)

    And so we come to the (first) finale trilogy of Only Fools And Horses. The show had been off our screens for three years, and this was going to be the big farewell. Surely the press were going to be all over this landmark Christmas television event. Let’s find out … The news was announced…

  • Only Yules And Horses (Part Three)
    Only Yules And Horses (Part Three)

    As Del and Rodney trotted into the 1990s, they were getting more and more press coverage through the year, even though the new series wouldn’t air until very nearly 1991. And there would of course be a big Christmas special too. So it’s fair to say that anticipation was growing. So, given all this attention,…

  • Only Yules And Horses (Part Two)
    Only Yules And Horses (Part Two)

    Yesterday we looked at the Only Fools And Horses Christmas specials that aired in the first half of the 1980s, and saw that they received a minimal amount of press coverage. Between 1986 and 1989, the show took a break, with no new series – but there were three festive episodes in that time. The…

  • Only Yules And Horses (Part One)
    Only Yules And Horses (Part One)

    I know that the received wisdom is that the first series of Only Fools And Horses was underwhelming from a ratings perpective (even if it’s first episode was the ninth most-watched show on BBC One that week), but it does bear out that it didn’t get much press coverage (as we saw yesterday). That didn’t…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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