Series 3, Episode 5 - May The Force Be With You
Del Boy's arch-enemy from school turns up in Peckham, but this time he's known as Detective Inspector Slater of the Metropolitan Police. Having known Del and his wily ways since they were young, Slater knows exactly who to watch when he's on the trail of some stolen microwaves.
Hapless Rodney has no idea who Slater is when he gets chatting to him in The Nag's Head. It's only when he sees the horror on Del's face, after bringing Slater back to the flat for a reunion meal, that Rodney realises something is wrong.
Despite Rodney's best efforts, the game appears to be up - one of the microwaves in question is sitting on the sideboard in full view of everybody. Slater immediately begins to question Del, and after threatening Rodney with fictitious drug charges, he forces Del to turn snitch.
Much against his better judgement, Del decides to protect his little brother and spills the beans, but only after bartering for immunity for the whole Trotter family.
- Thursday 8th December 1983
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Michele Winstanley (as Michèle Winstanley)||Karen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)|
|Jim Broadbent||Roy Slater|
|Christopher Mitchell||PC / DI Terry Hoskins|
|Bryan Ellis||Production Designer|