Series 4, Episode 2 - Strained Relations
While the Trotter brothers try to cope with their Grandad's unexpected death, his funeral provides a surprise addition to their flat in Mandela House.
Among the mourners - who have come from as far away as North London - are Del's cousins Jean and Stan, and they're accompanied by Grandad Trotter's brother, Uncle Albert.
During the wake at the flat, Rodney seems disturbed by the jovial behaviour and good humour of the mourners. To distract himself he listens to salty old sea dog Albert's stories of his exploits in the Navy.
As the wake comes to an end, it appears that Jean and Stan have neglected to take Albert home with them to North London, so Del decides to let him stay the night. The next day it appears that Jean and Stan have gone for good and want nothing to do with Albert. Despite feeling sorry for the old man, Del is reluctant to let him stay and ships Albert off to the Seaman's Mission.
It's not long before Albert returns to the flat, as the Seaman's mission has been razed to the ground. So Del reluctantly lets the old boy move in, and a new era begins for the Trotters.
- Thursday 28th February 1985
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Buster Merryfield||Uncle Albert|
|Roger Lloyd Pack||Trigger|
|Nula Conwell||Maureen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)|
|Maureen Sweeney||Cousin Jean|
|Mike Kemp||Cousin Stan|
|Lala Lloyd||Old lady in cemetery|