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Only Fools & Horses - Mother Natures Son - Filming Locations - Allotments

Only Fools & Horses | Mother Nature’s Son | Allotments

In Mother Nature’s Son, Del Boy has a summons and is required to cleanup Grandad’s old allotment. It has become a public health hazard. The public health hazard in question turns out to be barrels of a mystery yellow substance.

In the episode, Del boy accompanies Rodney to an organic health food store owned by an acquaintance of Rodney called Myles. When Del see’s the high price of products in the store, Del quickly develops an interest in gardening.

During the clean-up of Grandad’s allotment, Del claims to have found the old ‘Peckham Spring’ which is infect a hose pipe setup to trick Myles into believing Del has a natural water source.

Only Fools & Horses | Mother Nature’s Son | Allotments

Although during the episode it is assumed that the allotments are in London. The allotments used for filming were Natal Road Allotments which are in a suburb of Brighton in East Sussex. Filmed throughout November 1992 with the episode broadcast on Christmas day 1992.

It was an ideal location, due to its remote location but also the fact that there are a number of tower blocks around the site, so the location could be used to represent it being in South London.

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Only Fools and Horses Rare Harty Christmas Special (1983)

So I thought I had seen all the lost clips, unbroadcasted episodes and bloopers. But I have stumbled across a rare clip from the Harty Christmas Special (1983). It was filmed about a year before Lennard Pearce (Grandad) died. The Only Fools and Horses Rare Harty Christmas Special was filmed as part of Russell Harty’s Christmas special in 1983. It was filmed in London’s Reenwood Theatre.

Without giving away any spoilers, in the 5 minute long sketch, Del boy lets Rodney and Granded know why they’re at the event.

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Only Fools and Horses Filming Locations – Healthy Competition

In Healthy Competition, young Rodney decides it’s time to go it alone. He breaks up his partnership with del boy and teams up with Mickey Pearce to start trading on their own. As expected, it does not all go to plan.

The opening scenes of the episode starts with Del Boy selling some windup puppy toys outside a department store. Rodney is on watch, but isn’t doing a very good job at it and Del Boy almost gets collared by the police.

The Only Fools and Horses Filming Location for the opening scene was:

Randalls Department Store which has since closed on the 31st Jan 2015.




Randals Department Store, Uxbridge UB81DE

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