A Royal Flush Episode Review
Brief: Rodney dates Victoria, the Duke of Mulberry’s daughter, & Delboy starts making plans for the wedding of the year. With a Date at the opera and shooting with a sawn-off shot gun from Higgy Higgins, she’s bound to be impressed.
Duration: 75 minutes
Viewing Figures: 18.8 million
- In A Royal Flush, When Del is flogging the dodgy cutlery in the market, look at the extra in the green wooley hat and glasses. It’s Norman Pace from the comedy duo Hale and Pace.
- In A Royal Flush, Look behind Rodney and Vicky as they enter the theatre for the Gala performance. A small crowd has gathered across the road to watch the filming!
- In A Royal Flush, in reply to Kathryn Dunne, you mention that the lifts are on the right hand side but in homesick, margret goes to the left for the lifts. But if you watch Homesick all the way through, Del mentions that the lifts were broken so margret must have been going to the stairs on the left. just a possibility anyway.
- In A Royal Flush, it is clear that the lifts are really close to the flat on the right hand side, yet in Homesick Margaret exits the flat to the left to go to the lifts!
- In A Royal Flush, The sawn off shot gun borrowed off Higgy Higgins is actually a full length pump action shotgun.Which wouldn`t be much good for concealment whilst entering banks.
- In A Royal Flush, Same actor playing the small part of programme seller at the opera as played the even smaller part of bowling club woman in Ashes To Ashes.
- In A Royal Flush, we see Del ruins Rodney’s suit when watching the opera by putting ice-cream on it. Rodney is wearing the same suit (with the ice-cream stain on!) another day at the dinner! Surely Rodney would have washed it if he wanted to impress the Duke of Mallbrey?
- In A Royal Flush, ‘Sid’s Cafe’ must have made “Quite a lot of bunce” to coin a DelBoy phrase. Check it out in “The long legs of the law” – its tiny. There’s only room for a few people. Then have a gander at ‘Sid’s Cafe’ in “A Royal flush” – it’s massive – Sid’s rushed off his feet! But then I looked at the Cafe in “Dates” towards the end when Del finds out that Raquels’s a stripper – It’s gone back to the old cafe.
- In A Royal Flush, their is a blonde couple ahead of Rodney and Vicky in the ticket queue, the same actors are used later at the dinner table, Giles discusses Chelsea with Rodney and Del.
- In A Royal Flush, In the opera house Rodney says to Del that someone has ordered a kissagram – meaning June but he met June – Debbie’s mum in Happy Returns so he’ll have not only known June but will have known Del knew her as well. As Rodney also knew that Del got 4 tickets he should have been able to guess that June was with Del.
- In A Royal Flush, Re: Andrew Lisle’s comment above: June – maybe Rodney didn’t recognize her w/ blonde hair. In Happy Returns June had dark hair.
- In A Royal Flush, at the start of the scene at the dinner table, a guest asks Henry who the young chap is with Victoria. The scene switches to the other end of the table for a brief moment. Take a look at Del. He’s in a right mess, all undone, no napkin, hair messed up, yet the next shot of Del, just after Patterson walks on the peas, Dels hair is now in place and he still has his napkin on.
- In A Royal Flush, at the opera scene where Del is whistling – the whistling soundtrack is not in time with Dels mouth movements – perhaps it is not David Jason so tunefully whistling.
- In A Royal Flush, When they get back to the flat at the end of the episode, Rodney moans to Del that “you only went and told the joke about the Irish bloke on the skiing holiday”. But Del never told the Joke– the Duke interrupted him before he was able to tell it.
- In A Royal Flush, At the dinner scene when Del is rubbing his finger around the glass to show that they are pukka crystal, it is the people at the other end of the table who appear to hear it first whereas it should be those closest to Del.
A Royal Flush Script
Did You Know?
It is not David Jason whistling in the opera scene but Fred Tomlinson over-dubbed whistle.
This episode has never been filmed in front of a live audience and still lacks a complete sound track.
A Royal Flush on Location
This appears in 2 episodes, one maybe isnt commonly known as it was only ever broadcast once back in 1986 when they are seen going into the Theatre Royal – Drury Lane as well as it being featured in A Royal Flush