Joe Mc

Trivia: David Jason was the fourth choice actor to play the character Del. Jim Broadbent (who later went on to play Roy Slater), Enn Rietel and Billy Murray were all asked before Jason but all turned it down due to other commitments. Jason was actually only picked four days before filming started on the first episode.

Joe Mc

Trivia: Comedian Phil Jupitus, makes a cameo appearance in this film as a journalist at the press conference at the start of the film.

Joe Mc

Trivia: Actor Geoff Bell, who plays Tommy Hatcher (head of the Millwall firm), actually supports West Ham in real life and was reluctant to take the part as Tommy, as Millwall are big rivals with West Ham.

Joe Mc

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - S5-E6

Trivia: This episode was actually going to be David Jason's last as he had told the writers that he wanted to go elsewhere to further his career. Just before John Sullivan had finished the script, he changed his mind and said he wanted to stay. The alternative ending was to see Del take up Jumbo's offer and go to Australia and then Rodney and Albert would trade together.

Joe Mc

Tea for Three - S5-E4

Trivia: When the hang glider scene was filmed, David Jason wanted to actually fly the glider himself. He is a trained glider pilot, scuba diver, and swims with dolphins! But the BBC said it was too dangerous for him to fly it, for insurance reasons.

Joe Mc

It Never Rains... - S2-E6

Trivia: They actually used Bournemouth beach to shoot all the beach scenes instead of Benidorm.

Joe Mc

The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Trivia: When Albert crashes the boat at the seaside, the little boy who laughs at him is Mickey Pearce's son in real life.

Joe Mc

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