Reenie Turpin
Portrayer Joan Sims (1987)
Emma Cooke (2010-2011)
First seen "The Frog's Legacy"
Last seen "The Frog and the Pussycat"
Duration 1987, 2010-2011
Date of birth Circa 1927
Occupation Usherette/temporary ice-cream girl at the Ritz Cinema
Family Trigger (nephew)
Arthur (uncle - deceased)
Alice (aunt - deceased)
Lisa (great niece)

Irene "Reenie" Turpin is Trigger's aunt and was Joan Trotter's best friend. She appeared in the Only Fools and Horses Christmas special "The Frog's Legacy" and the prequel series Rock & Chips.

Only Fools and Horses

Reenie was Trigger's aunt and had been Joan Trotter's best friend. According to Uncle Albert, she was "a right little raver in her younger days" and had "more Yanks than Eisenhower".[1] She was first seen in the 1987 episode "The Frog's Legacy" at the wedding reception of her niece Lisa. Whilst there, she told Del Boy about the hidden gold legacy of one Freddie the Frog, a local bank robber and "friend" (in fact, lover) of Joan's. She sparked questions about Rodney's paternity after remarking that "Joannie was never 100% sure about him." Reenie was also mentioned in "Chain Gang", after Trigger pawned her necklace without her knowledge to raise the money to buy into the gold chains consortium.

Rock & Chips

Reenie works alongside her best friend Joan, as an usherette at the Ritz Cinema. Like Joan and her oldest son Del, Reenie loathes Joannie's husband Reg and is unafraid to stand up to him, threatening to reveal that Reg is often violent toward his wife. However, there is no mention of Reenie's relationship with Trigger, and she appears to be a mere family friend to the Trotters. She helps Joan determine her pregnancy in an anonymous clinic following her affair with Freddie Robdal, and even submits her name for Joan to use while visiting Freddie in prison in "The Frog and the Pussycat".


  1. The Frog's Legacy