11 Responses to “Hole in One for Grandad”

  1. Andrew Smith says:

    All the footage was definitely destroyed? I wonder if the BBC are being 100% genuine when they say that or whether they don’t know everything themselves. If what was completed was ever released it would bring in a lot of money!!

    I know it isn’t about money and so it shouldn’t be, but you never know how certain minds work.

    It could’ve been taken home by someone with future ££££££ in his/her hands, although it was 40 years ago now.

    • Roy Wood says:

      Yeah, I would Love to see the footage of the scenes involving Lennard :)

      It would be nice if one day they suddenly appear.

      It would be a real treat for the fans and I also feel a great tribute to Lennard as well :)

    • Rob M says:

      I really dont think any footage featuring Lennard exists.

      I could be wrong, but I would be ultra-shocked if there is anything left from the original episode of a hole in one. When Lennard died – they had all footage destroyed out of respect for him (as far as I know anyway, although I cannot remember where I read/heard that)

      I would love to see it happen. But I really dont think footage will ever surface.

  2. Rob M says:

    Lennard’s last ever appearance in only fools, was in the rare episode made in 1984 called ‘licensed to drill’

  3. Rob M says:

    From what I understand, as far as I know anyway, all footage featuring Lennard in this episode was sadly destroyed.

    all that exists, are a few pictures online of Lennard, in a hole in one.

    It’s a shame that no footage exists, as seeing it would be a real treat for fans.

    • Rich says:

      Although the scene where Mike is looking up from the cellar saying “I want a word with you trotter!” is from the original take and you can just see part of Grandad’s scarf at the edge of the screen.

      • Rob M says:

        Yeah, quite a few people have said that over the years, I might have a look at that footage. Cheers mate

  4. Malachy flanagan says:

    Wish to inform fan club of my change of address new addresses is no 5 saint itas place new ridge road Naas co Kildare ireland

  5. Andrew says:

    Does anyone know how complete the Grandad version of Hole in One was before Lennard died? It would be amazing to watch any footage- even fragments.

    • Ronnie says:

      It was in one of the books that the footage was destroyed.

    • Rob M says:

      I think Lennard was about half way done, and had about another half of scenes left to film (I think, but not totally sure)

      As much as I would love to see clips of the original episode, I completely understand why they destroyed all footage, as it was a mark of respect for a much missed man.

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