Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)
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Sleeping Dogs Lie 

In an attempt to earn an easy £60 a week, Del persuades Boycie and Marlene to entrust him with the care of their Great Dane puppy, Duke, while they are away on holiday. Whilst out on a walk... See full summary »

Director:

Susan Belbin

Writer:

John Sullivan

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Jason ... Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Rodney Trotter
Buster Merryfield ... Uncle Albert Trotter
John Challis ... Boycie
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ... Marlene
Linda Barr Linda Barr ... Dog owner
Debbi Blythe Debbi Blythe ... Receptionist
John D. Collins ... Mr. Collins, the Vet
Brian Jameson Brian Jameson ... Doctor
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Storyline

In an attempt to earn an easy £60 a week, Del persuades Boycie and Marlene to entrust him with the care of their Great Dane puppy, Duke, while they are away on holiday. Whilst out on a walk, Rodney notices that the dog is a bit sluggish, and they decide to take it to the vets. Del and Rodney think that the dog may have eaten some reheated pork leftovers for breakfast, and the vet quickly informs them that Duke has probably caught Salmonella. It's only when they get home that they realise Albert has eaten the other half of the pork, and they quickly rush him to hospital. When Albert's gets discharged from hospital a few days later, with a clean bill of health, Del boy discovers that Rodney has been giving Albert's sleeping pills to Duke, and the dog's vitamin supplements to Albert. Written by Rune Thandy

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1985 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Although Marlene Boyce, (Sue Holderness) has been mentioned numerous times in the series from the very beginning, this is the first time she appears in person. Immediately the character reignites the running joke of Marlene having a fast reputation, as mentioned many times previously, with her flamboyant display in front of Del. See more »

Goofs

Del refers to Salmonella Poisoning as "Sam and Ella Poisoning", whereas in "Only Fools and Horses: Big Brother", he knew perfectly well what the illness was, when mentioning the "Salmonella and Chips" frequently cooked by Grandad. See more »

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Only Fools And Horses
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Written by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan
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