In the middle of the worst, wettest winter in memory, all the brothers have to flog is sun-tan lotion. Things are looking grim until Uncle Albert falls down the cellar hatch at the Nag's Head: a big compensation package could set them up nicely. Unfortunately, Del's unaware of Albert's past...
The Trotters have fallen on hard times, largely due to Rodney's £500 investment in sun-tan lotion during one of the worst winters ever seen.
To make things worse, the deep-fat fryer they sold to Mike, landlord of The Nag's Head, is on the blink and the tension brings Del and Rodney to boiling point. But throughout all this trouble, Uncle Albert, who Rodders blames for their bad luck, keeps telling them that something will turn up.
As Albert leaves the pub, he falls through an open cellar door, and the Trotters quickly come up with a way to get some cash - by suing the pub for compensation.
Albert's accident claim finally makes it to court, but to the brothers' shock, it appears that their Uncle has already sought 15 identical damages claims going back to 1944! Their case gets chucked out, and Albert admits he was using some parachuting tricks he learnt during the war to try and help Del and Rodney pay for Grandad's headstone.
- Thu 7th March 1985
- BBC One
- 13.4 million viewers
- 30 minutes
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