This Only Fools and Horses Robin Flies At Dawn Gulf War Special was filmed and broadcast in 1990 for British Troops serving in the Gulf. The actors and crew gave up their time to film the special at RAF Strike Command, High Wycombe. The special was filmed in one day on location.
The Longest Night was first screened in September 1986. In the episode, Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert get escorted to the managers office on suspicion of theft. However, its all a setup. Once in the office, the supermarket is held up at gunpoint with all three set to be witnesses to the robbery. However, in typical Del Boy style, not all goes to plan. But where was The Longest Night Only Fools and Horses Filmed?
The interiors of the managers office were filmed in a BBC London Studio, however the exterior scenes and the scenes on the shop floor were filmed in a Co-Operative Supermarket. The Supermarket doubled as Top Buys Superstore for the episode.
The Co-Operative Supermarket used was on High Road, Leytonstone. The supermarket closed some time ago but the premises is still trading, currently as a Matalan. If you fancy a visit, its 829-839 High Road, Leytonstone E11 1HH.
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Only Fools and Horses is my all time favourite BBC Comedy, but just like any other TV show, mistakes sometimes slip in during production. Personally I think these mistakes add to the shows personality.
In The Sky’s The Limit, early into the episode, Marlene and Boycie are having a conversation in their garden next to their satellite dish. Halfway during the conversation Marlene turns Tyler’s pram around to face Boycie. The handles of the pram are on the right hand of the screen, nearest to Boycie.
During their conversation as the shot switches back and fore between Marlene and Boycie, the pram flips 180 degrees and back again. Screenshots below but look out for it in the episode.
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