It was the iconic 1989 feature-length episode of Only Fools And Horses that saw Del Boy finally reunited with his long lost love Raquel under bizarre circumstances.
And 30 years on from the timeless installment, the old gang are set to reunite at Dreamland in Margate to mark the anniversary of The Jolly Boys Outing.
Popular cast members including Paul Barber, who played Denzil; Sue Holderness, who played Marlene and Patrick Murray (Mickey Pearce) will be doing guest appearances at the amusement park throughout August.
During the Christmas special which was actually set over the August bank holiday weekend, Del Boy, Rodney, and their pals embark on their annual ‘beano’, which entails them hiring a coach and heading to an amusement park for the day.
After an evening with Cassandra’s posh friends, the dynamic duo commences their journey to the seaside resort, however, they are met with a series of unfortunate gaffes.
The coach driver they have employed to safely drive them to their destination, Harry, appears to get drunk halfway through their journey and Rodney gets arrested shortly after misdirecting a football that was meant for Del at a police officer.
Following the string of blunders, the boys get ready to leave Margate, however, in true Only Fools style, the coach which has been fitted with one of Del’s dodgy radios promptly blows up when it ignites the fuel line.
It is also revealed that the fumes are behind Harry’s intoxicated state.
A bank holiday train strike means that the Jolly Boys will have to spend the night in Margate however they swiftly become aware that available hotel rooms are few and far between.
Del, Rodney and Albert team up and are directed to the Villa Bella hotel, before hitting the town and heading to a local night club, the Mardi Gras.
When they arrive the group finds that Del’s old flame Raquel is performing as the magician The Great Raymondo’s glamorous assistant.
After the show, Del and Raquel sort out their differences and part with a kiss, with Raquel promising she will come and live with him in Peckham.
Fans will be able to reminisce on the famous episode during an exhibition which runs throughout August and will be also able to meet some of the show’s stars.
The Only Fools And Horses Appreciation Society are hosting the event, which starts August 9 through to August 30.
Other stars who will be present during the month-long celebration include Robin Driscoll, who played The Great Ramondo.
Notably absent from the reunion will be stars of the show David Jason and his on-screen brother Nicholas Lyndhurst.
The Jolly Boys Outing was recorded during the summer of 1989, was watched by 20 million people and was voted the nation’s favorite Only Fools and Horses episode by TV’s Gold channel in 2017.
Perry Aghajanoff, from the Only Fools and Horses Appreciation Society, said: ‘It feels right that the exhibition is coming to Margate with this being the 30th anniversary of the Jolly Boys’ Outing.
‘The episode is so popular and people really seem to still love it all these years later.
‘We’ve got a great variety of things for people to come down and take a look at as well as the cast themselves.
‘It’s a shame that David Jason couldn’t do it but if he ever turned up to one of these things it would be like the Beatles arriving!’
Other props on show include the Trivial Pursuit board game Del and Rodney played when they announced The Jolly Boys’ Outing, a ‘hooky’ radio cassette player Del tried to flog in the market scene along with a Kylie Minogue LP he threw in with the deal.
As well as hilarious scenes that also included Rodney being arrested for accidentally kicking a football at a police officer, the episode is fondly remembered for songs played over the film.
These included Harry Nilsson’s Everybody’s Talkin which was played while the group had a whale of a time at the fairground and Chas and Dave’s Down to Margate.
The exhibition will be open daily from 10 am to 5.
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