Trivia: The story behind why Trigger calls Rodney Dave is that apparently Roger Lloyd Pack kept getting names mixed up during rehearsals early on in the show's history. "Dave" came from David Jason when he was actually with Nicholas Lyndhurst [Rodney]. It stuck and quickly became part of the show's immense appeal.
Trivia: Towards the end of the episode, when Del is in the flat thinking about his life growing up and living there, you here a voiceover of Grandad (I THINK it's him but I can't remember 100%) saying: "Your dad always said that one day Del Boy would reach the top, but then again he used to say that one day Millwall would win the cup", (referring to football's FA Cup) and the joke being that both situations were unlikely. I just thought it was ironic as Millwall were in fact surprise finalists in the 2004 FA Cup final - and although they did not actually win it - I thought it was worth pointing out anyway.
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.
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Trivia: The fictional gameshow 'Goldrush' was invented as a replacement for 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?'. It was originally planned that Del would appear on 'Millionaire, unfortunately talks between the relevant parties broke down.
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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.
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