Series 3, Episode 7 - Who's A Pretty Boy?
Del devises a plan to get revenge on Brendan O'Shaughnessy for supplying him with 'apple white' paint that was actually battleship grey.
Having learnt that the Irishman is painting Denzil's flat for £200, Del begins to lie about Brendan's reputation for drunken debauchery, and persuades Denzil that he and Rodney can do the job for a lot cheaper. Unsure about Del's motives, but keen on the saving, Denzil agrees, despite the suspicion of his wife Corrine, who is wise to Del from the very start.
The Trotters begin the job the next day, but problems arise when Rodney leaves a kettle on the boil and steams the whole apartment. As well as forking out for a new kettle, the Trotters realise that Corrine's pet canary is dead - seemingly killed by the fumes from the kettle.
Grandad is despatched to find a replacement canary, and having forked out £45 for a substitute bird, he seems to have found the ideal candidate. It's only when Corrine returns home that their scam is revealed: when she left that morning the canary was dead.
The Trotters are promptly out on their ears, so they reconvene in The Nags Head, where they drown their sorrows whilst Brendan gloats over them about winning the job back. Little does he know that Del has one last trick left up his sleeve.
- Thursday 22nd December 1983
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Michele Winstanley (as Michèle Winstanley)||Karen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)|