The BBC now charge broadcasters up to £2,000 a time to show the clip of Del Boy falling through the bar. This was revealed by Sky's Soccer AM, who wanted to use the clip when they interviewed Roger Lloyd Pack. Sky decided they didn't have that kind of money to spend on a 10 second clip and so bought a live turkey for their Christmas special instead.
Source: Soccer AM, Christmas 2007
Production Manager Jo Austin was so unfamiliar with Cockney rhyming slang that initially she thought the actors were misreading the script in rehearsals.
Although there are now many duplicate vans across the globe, there were only ever a small group of Reliant Regals used in the series: one main vehicle, and two backups.
Original drafts of the Series 6 (1989) episode Danger UXD had the Trotters' iconic van being blown up. This was removed before the script was finalised.
Naming buildings after Nelson Mandela, like Nelson Mandela House, was a popular trend in the early 1980s by left-wing councils, after Margaret Thatcher reportedly claimed Mandela was a terrorist.