12 Responses to “Yesterday Never Comes”

  1. Rob M says:

    I read somewhere (and dont ask me where, as I cannot remember) that the actress who played Miranda, gave up acting, and became a school teacher.

  2. Nick H says:

    The strange thing about this episode (although its one of my favourites) is that Miranda has the painting in an auction, having been catalogued etc., and her parents have sworn affidavits saying its been in their family for generations, but it is only the morning after she told Del it was her birthday the next day, so she could only have been giiven the painting that morning?

  3. Richboy says:

    What’s always bugged me in this episode is. Del Boy knows exactly what that painting is and what it is worth. Miranda (art dealer) when asked as to whether it’s actually valuable replies “Not at all, i just like it that’s all”.

    Well Del Boy isn’t daft enough to not realise that she must be lying, she’s an art dealer and specialises in these things and so she must realise the significance of the piece and it’s value.

    This makes the whole episode a bit threadbare for me because Del must know that she’s lied to him, straight after she claims to not know about the painting she totally changes her mind about the cabinet. So 2 and 2 put together means it’s obvious she’s using him to get the painting and not at all interested in him. However he believes she is actually interested in him.

    He then just gives her the painting as a present knowing it’s knocked off, which makes sense on one hand as it’s obviously hooky. But is in reality a crackers thing to do because she’d obviously either a) get it checked and find out that it’s worth a lot of money (even though she would and oes already know that) or b) knowing that already she’d most probably sell it on. But Del Boy wouldn’t actually profit from it as she wouldn’t tell him or share the money with him and Del wouldn’t go through this whole rigmarole just to get shot of the painting. He could just chuck it down the chute!

    It’s just all a bit odd, because it’d make some sense if Del was doing the whole facade in order to shift the painting (which he could just destroy as i’ve said) but that’s not how it is. He seems to actually believe he has a chance with her and she’s fallen for him.

    Odd episode, sorry for looking into it too much and in every sitcom belief has to be extended. It just puzzles me a bit and means the episode kind of makes no sense.

    • Griff says:

      I reckon Del Boy knew deep down he was being done up like a kipper, but wanted to get his end away and didn’t mind her taking advantage in the process – after all, he was young(ish) single bloke at the time.

      Also, Fools and Horses is all about fools…just remember that.

  4. Richboy says:

    What’s always bugged me in this episode is. Del Boy knows exactly what that painting is and what it is worth. Miranda (art dealer) when asked as to whether it’s actually valuable replies “Not at all, i just like it that’s all”.

    Well Del Boy isn’t daft enough to not realise that she must be lying, she’s an art dealer and specialises in these things and so she must realise the significance of the piece and it’s value.

    This makes the whole episode a bit threadbare for me because Del must know that she’s lied to him, straight after she claims to not know about the painting she totally changes her mind about the cabinet. So 2 and 2 put together means it’s obvious she’s using him to get the painting and not at all interested in him. However he believes she is actually interested in him.

    He then just gives her the painting as a present knowing it’s knocked off, which makes sense on one hand as it’s obviously hooky. But is in reality a crackers thing to do because she’d obviously either a) get it checked and find out that it’s worth a lot of money (even though she would and oes already know that) or b) knowing that already she’d most probably sell it on. But Del Boy wouldn’t actually profit from it as she wouldn’t tell him or share the money with him and Del wouldn’t go through this whole rigmarole just to get shot of the painting. He could just chuck it down the chute!

    It’s just all a bit odd, because it’d make some sense if Del was doing the whole facade in order to shift the painting (which he could just destroy as i’ve said) but that’s not how it is. He seems to actually believe he has a chance with her and she’s fallen for him.

    Odd episode, sorry for looking into it too much and in every sitcome belief has to be extended. It just puzzles me a bit and means the episode kind of makes no sense.

    • Yappy says:

      It doesn’t quite make sense. I also wonder why he doesn’t tell grandad and Rodney, instead of them being upset at him he could explain why he wants rid of it.

  5. Robert Lamb says:

    Hi,

    Sorry to nit-pick, but you’ve got the scripts for Yesterday Never Comes and Yuppy Love on the wrong pages. I’m currently writing an essay for my Geographies of Home unit, as part of Geography degree at Queen Mary, University of London, about how Only Fools and Horses depicts geographies of home through its set of Nelson Mandela House and was looking for the script for Yuppy Love so I could quote from it, so that’s how I noticed it! I found the Yuppy Love script in the end, but just thought I’d report it so others don’t get confused!

    Cheers,

    Robert.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Robert for pointing this out
      This is now resolved
      please let us know how you get on with your degree
      An excerpt may even make a great article on hear for Only Fools fans

      • Robert Lamb says:

        Thank you! Will do! I graduate in July, so will be able to let you know then! Yeah, I’m sure Only Fools fans will find an excerpt of my essay good to read. I don’t focus so much on the programme, but mostly on Nelson Mandela House (being as the essay is about home and houses), but I’m sure someone will find it riveting stuff!

  6. Ashley Sivorn says:

    In Yesterday Never Comes – When Del first meets Miranda at the front door he accidently closes the inside door (which you can hear slamming shut) so he reopens it before he opens the front door to which he then closes the inside door once again.

  7. Alex Thompson says:

    In Yesterday Never Comes, when Del and Rodney are outside the cafe, you can see reflections of people in the cafe window, which could be film crew.

  8. Liam Powell says:

    In Yesterday Never Comes in the scene where Del is trying to pull Miranda, the kitchen door is wide open, but in the next shot is is closed, nobody having touched it!

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