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Only Fools and Brotherly Forces

Two brothers who spent their youth relentlessly watching Only Fools and Horses decided to make a Podcast.

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Ep 76 - Rock & Chips: E3 - The Frog and The Pussycat

Its the premature conclusion of the fantastically underrated Only Fools prequal, Rock and Chips. Joan is dreaming of disappearing into the sunset with Freddy, but its unclear if he can put his passed behind him. Meanwhile Del finds another finger willing to carry one of his five glass engagement rings.This week we discuss how Rock and Chips has found its feet, and style and become a brilliantly entertaining show, only to be cut short by the tragic passing of the legend John Sullivan.

1hr 23mins

6 May 2021

Rank #1

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Ep 75 - Rock & Chips: E2 - Five Gold Rings

It's Christmas 1960 with the trotter family. Reg and Grandad are still useless while Joan works hard to bring up Rodney and bring home the bacon. Del is well and truly into his trading life and we also discover some of the origin behind his outlook on relationships. Meanwhile Freddie is out on bail and is not going to give up easily on connecting with Joan and his Son.This week we discus how the show and its characters are truly taking shape in this delicately but well balanced, Drama/comedy.

1hr 24mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Ep 74 - Rock & Chips: E1 - Pilot

We've been catapulted into Early 60's London for the Only Fools Prequel to learn more about the Trotters. We see Del start his career in wheeler dealing while his fascinating and fantastically portrayed mother Joan laments her useless husband and becomes entangled with gentleman villain, Freddy the Frog. This time we discuss the very new feel of this extended Only Fools and Horses canon that has us well drawn in. 

1hr 47mins

7 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Ep 73 - Time at the Bar: The Only Fools Round Up

This week we take a look back at the series as a whole and answer some of the classic Only Fools questions. We discuss what we consider some of the strongest and weakest episodes and hand out a couple of token awards to our favourite bit part characters.

1hr 10mins

24 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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Ep 72 -Sleepless in Peckham (S9E3)

Its the final ever episode of Only Fools and Horses. In classic fashion the Trotters are in desperate need of money and try to avoid eviction from Nelson Mandela House. Cassandras due date is drawing ever closer and Marlene has mysteriously disappeared. This week we discuss the many ingredients that make Only Fools so unique and brilliant. We are also left genuinely surprised by this fantastic and appropriate finale to an incredible journey.

1hr 46mins

17 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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Ep 71 - Strangers on the shore (S9E2)

The Trotters are off to France to pay homage to Albert and Del decides to turn it into an earner by roping Denzil into a booze cruise. All goes pare shaped however when it turns out they have a stowaway on board. This week we talk for a surprisingly long time about another divisive episode and how Roger Lloyd Pack as Trigger steals the show. 

1hr 52mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Ep 70 - If they could see us now.....!

Five years after becoming millionaires, the Trotters find themselves back  at Nelson Mandela House potless. Rodney and Cassandra are trying to spice up their marriage while Del is trying to restore the families wealth. This week we discuss the first of the controversial "reprise" episodes with as open minds as we can manage. Listen to discover whether we were pleasantly surprised, or sadly disappointed.

1hr 18mins

3 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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Ep69 - Time on our Hands - The False Finale!

Dubbed as our 'False Finale', we do a special - extended and uncut episode of the podcast. We all know the storyline, so this week line up the drinks and celebrate this absolute pleasure of a journey and all those that have joined us for the ride. Expect some unnecessary tangents, tears of joy and tears of laughter. Its an episode for all the feels, its of course, Time on our Hands. 

2hr 26mins

24 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Ep 68 - Modern Men (S8E2)

Del has decided he's going to become a "Modern Man" and is planing a vasectomy. Meanwhile Rodney is on the search for a new job with the expectation of parenthood looming. This week we discuss how this episode provides tears of laughter and sadness in a way few other shows would ever even consider. 

1hr 23mins

17 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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Ep 67 - Heroes and Villians (S8E1)

Muggers are back on the estate causing trouble but Del is more concerned with his council grant application being refused. Meanwhile Rodney is dealing with being dubbed "Rooney" thanks to Del's dyslexic engraver. Fortunately the Publicans fancy dress ball is coming up to offer some well needed relief. This week we talk about how this 'trilogy' may have come in a different format and how it sets up the grand finale

1hr 25mins

10 Feb 2021

Rank #10