Earlier than Solely Fools and Horses, David Jason hadn’t had a serious TV function, except for Open All Hours. Even supposing he regarded nothing like his on-screen brother, he was forged for the function after Jim Broadbent turned it down.
Though set in Peckham, south London, the vast majority of the filming happened in and round Bristol. The outside of ‘Nelson Mandela Home’ was truly filmed at Whitemead Home, in Ashton, Bristol.
Jim Broadbent was initially requested to play Del Boy. David Jason was not the producers’ first alternative.
The BBC weren’t certain initially concerning the casting of David Jason as a result of he and Nicholas Lyndhurst regarded nothing alike. However John Sullivan disagreed. Del wanted to be shorter to indicate the suspected illegitimacy of the Trotters.
Elizabeth Hurley truly auditioned for the a part of Rodney’s girlfriend, Cassandra. However she was turned down for the function, because it was thought she was too ‘mannequin like’.
The collection was nearly referred to as The Readies.
Within the episode the place Del Boy and Rodney take away a chandelier, the actors solely had one shot to do an ideal scene. If Nicholas Lyndhurst or David Jason had laughed when the chandelier fell, they might have misplaced the episode. They had been solely allowed one take because the chandelier value £6,000!
Over a dozen Reliant Regals (the three-wheeled vans) had been used through the collection.
Buster Merryfield, who performed Uncle Albert, and was well-known for his catchphrase, ‘In the course of the warfare,’ was surprisingly just like his character. He truly was a warfare hero and served within the Royal Artillery.
A lot of Sullivan’s materials for Solely Fools and Horses scripts got here from his real-life experiences. E.g falling by means of a raised bar flap, the chandelier falling and his father’s poker classes.
20 Quotes, sayings and one-liners from “Solely Fools and Horses”
Do you know, 500 years in the past this was a inexperienced and peaceable space? The previous Earl of Peckham had a fortress the place the Kwik-Match exhaust centre now stands.
Flaxen-haired maidens used to bop around the village maypole of a night. After which one fateful medieval day, the Trotter clan arrived in a stolen Zephyr.
Earlier than you knew it, the flaxen-haired maiden was up the spout, the previous Earl had been bought some hooky armour and somebody nicked the maypole. BOYCIE
As Macbeth said to Hamlet in A Midsummer Evening’s Dream, “We’ve been completed up like a few kippers”. DEL
I’m a Ming fan myself. He made some fantastic stuff, that Ming. Pity he needed to go and die when he did. DEL
At some point they may make a musical concerning the Trotter household. Then, as a sequel, they might do Schindler’s Listing on ice. RODNEY
They’re yuppies. They don’t speak proper English like what we do. DEL
God is aware of the way you’ve acquired the braveness to stroll down darkish alleys sporting all that gold. Once they see you coming it’s essential to appear to be a mugger’s pension scheme. RODNEY to DEL
Dodgy geezer: However Del Boy had some traditional gags
Regardless of the topic is, Mum had one thing to say about it on her deathbed. She should’ve spent her closing few hours on this mortal realm doing nothing however rabbiting. RODNEY
Asking a Trotter if he is aware of something about chandeliers is like asking Mr Kipling if he is aware of something about truffles. DEL
I’ve at all times wished to go to Benidorm. The place is it? GRANDAD
’Ere Boyce. This automotive’s a GTI. If you happen to rearrange the letters, you’ve acquired your self a personalised quantity plate. RODNEY
Pricey previous grandad, bless him. He was about as helpful as a pair of sun shades on a bloke with one ear. DEL
What concerning the time he was within the Navy, eh? Each single ship he ever sailed on both acquired torpedoed or dive-bombed… two of ’em in peace time. RODNEY on ALBERT
I do not know what you’re fearful about. I’ve been consuming British beef all my life. TRIGGER
Do you keep in mind your cousin Audrey? I went to stick with her and her husband Kevin for a 12 months. At some point he despatched me all the way down to Sainsbury’s with a purchasing listing. After I acquired again, they’d emigrated. ALBERT
You will need to’ve spent a 3rd of your life standing in entrance of mirrors. My earliest childhood recollection is of you standing in entrance of a mirror. Up till I used to be 4, I believed you was twins. RODNEY to DEL
Del: The French have a phrase for folks like me. Rodney: Yeah, the English have a few good ’uns an’ all.
He died a few years earlier than I used to be born. TRIGGER on his dad
It is a well-known indisputable fact that 90% of all overseas vacationers come from overseas. DEL
What is the title of that bloke who invented the Dyson vacuum cleaner? TRIGGER
Give my like to Marlene… Everybody else used to. SLATER to BOYCIE