"Ashes to Ashes
" is an episode of the BBC sit-com
, Only Fools and Horses
. It was the second episode of Series 2, and was first screened on 28 October, 1982. The episode title was based on the Christian funeral service phrase "ashes to ashes, dust to dust".
As Del Boy
are in the market conducting business as usual, Trigger
arrives and asks them if they'll attend the funeral of his grandmother Alice. After discovering that they will be the only other mourners, the Trotters agree.
Later, after the funeral, Del, Rodney, Trigger, and Grandad
hang out at Alice's house, and Trigger tells the Trotters that his father died a few years before he was born, as well as the story of how Alice had an affair with someone else while her husband Arthur was away fighting in the war. Among the many things in the house are two urns that Del can sell.
That night, back at the flat, as Del comes to the conclusion that the urns are valuable, Grandad looks in one of the urns to see the ashes of Trigger's grandfather Arthur. Then, Grandad comes clean as he tells his grandsons that he
was the other man who Alice had the affair with while Arthur was away, because his wife had left him at the time. And when Arthur found out, he pointed a bony finger at Grandad and told him: "Trotter, someday, somehow, I'm gonna come back and haunt you!" Del and Rodney do not believe that Arthur's ghost could've found Grandad, and go to bed.
Later that night, at 3:00am, Del... Read More