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The Ghosts Of Christmas Past
 
Rodney, Delboy, Grandad Thicker Than Water

Transmitted: 25.12.1983
Duration: 30 minutes
Viewing Figures: 10.8 million

Reg Trotter, absentee father to Del and Rodney, unexpectedly arrives to celebrate Christmas with his boys.

Reg explains that he has been living in Newcastle, and after a visit from the infirmary, was diagnosed with hereditary blood disorder. Scared for their well-being, he decided to tell his two sons.

However, several tests later, Reg is given the all clear but it seems Del Boy and Rodders have different blood types. It would seem the wayward father has some explaining to do.

Del, Grandad, RegReg explains that he frequently argued with their mother before they split. She had several dalliances with other men, and Del is the mystery child. Fortunately a visit to the family quack gives him news to put the smile back on his face.

Did You Know?
Actor Peter Woodthorpe played Father Reg Trotter. He has also appeared in Minder, Inspector Morse, and The Madness of King George. He is also the first actor to provide a voice for Gollum in the 1976 animated film of Lord of the Rings.
Famous quote

Del: They ran his [Reg] name through the computer but they didn’t have a patient called Trotter. But they did have a porter called Trotter. He left two weeks ago with 57 blankets, 133 pair of rubber gloves and the chief gynaecologist’s Lambretta!!

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