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Only Fools and Horses: The Jolly Boys' Outing

Del is organising the annual beano to Margate, the traditional Jolly Boys' Outing. But Rodney and Cassandra have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary, and she's worried about him going out with the boys - especially as Cassandra's angling for a promotion with her yuppie boss. When Rodney is arrested and the whole party is stranded by a very nasty accident, her worst fears are realised.

But there's more to Margate than chips, cockles, ice-cream, doughnuts, Pina Colada, and lobster vindaloo. There's magician The Great Ramondo and his lovely assistant Raquel.

All right for Del, but back home, Cassandra's ambitions appear to have got out of hand...

Source: Only Fools and Horses The Jolly Boys' Outing DVD

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x7
Airdate: Monday December 25th, 1989
Special Runtime: 80 Minutes

Director: Tony Dow (2)
Writer: John Sullivan

Guest Stars
Denis LillDenis Lill
As Alan Parry
Roy HeatherRoy Heather
As Sid
Steven WoodcockSteven Woodcock
As Jevon
Wanda VenthamWanda Ventham
As Pamela Parry
Daniel HillDaniel Hill
As Steven
Dawn FunnellDawn Funnell
As Helen
Del BakerDel Baker
As Policeman
Gail HarrisonGail Harrison
As Joanne
Jake WoodJake Wood
As Trainee
Katharine PageKatharine Page
As Mrs. Baker
Lee GibsonLee Gibson
As Singer
Robin Driscoll (1)Robin Driscoll (1)
As The Great Ramondo
Rosalind KnightRosalind Knight
As Mrs. Creswell
Roy EvansRoy Evans
As Harry
Steve AlderSteve Alder
As Eddie

Lee RichardsLee Richards
As Woman customer in pub
Dave RichmondDave Richmond
As Bass Player
Main Cast
David JasonDavid Jason
As Del Boy Trotter
Nicholas LyndhurstNicholas Lyndhurst
As Rodney Trotter
Buster MerryfieldBuster Merryfield
As Uncle Albert
Tessa Peake-JonesTessa Peake-Jones
As Raquel Turner Trotter
Gwyneth StrongGwyneth Strong
As Cassandra Trotter
John ChallisJohn Challis
As Boycie
Patrick MurrayPatrick Murray
As Mickey Pearce


Nearly a year has passed since Rodney married his sweetheart Cassandra. He is now working for her father's printing firm, while Uncle Albert has to act as "Executive Lookout" for Trotters' Independent Traders, i.e: watching out for the police. Whilst Albert and Del Boy flog car radios "as recommended by Nigel Mansell" down at the market, Cassandra visits them both and narrowly avoids one of Albert's war-stories. She also tries to put them off from coming to dinner at her and Rodney's flat the following evening, but Del is naively slow on the uptake and proclaims he and Albert will be there. Soon Marlene, with her newborn son named Tyler, pops by and chats with Del, who talks about how he, Rodney, Albert, Boycie, and numerous Nag's Head regulars are going off on their traditional once-a-year annual "Beano" (day-trip) called the Jolly Boys' Outing to the seaside resort of Margate on Saturday...

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Episode Notes
John Sullivan's sister-in-law Penny was the inspiration behind the script, as she told him of an event her father used to go on each year, called the "Jolly Boys' Outing". The very first Jolly Boys' Outing was seen in the first episode of the comedy-drama prequel trilogy Rock & Chips.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chas & DaveDown To MargateCredits

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CreatorJohn Sullivan
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