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The Robin Flies at Dawn
Series 07, Episode 01
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Air Date December 1, 1990
Written by John Sullivan
Length 6 minutes
Previous episode "The Jolly Boys' Outing"
Next episode "Rodney Come Home"
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The Trotters encourage the British troops serving in the Gulf War.


Shot in the style of a home movie, the episode sees Del Boy, Rodney, and Uncle Albert, speaking to the troops from "a secret location in Southern England" (shortly revealed by Rodney to be High Wycombe). Their Trotter Van has been kitted out with a Union Jack, camouflage, and a machine gun, and Del suggests that it can be the alliance's secret weapon. Also present are many of the troops' wives, whom Del and Rodney assure the viewers they will take care of. The scene ends with an appreciative message to the troops.

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Miscellaneous trivia

  • This mini-episode was shown to British soldiers serving in the conflict of the Gulf War. It has never been broadcast commercially, but a copy exists at the Imperial War Museum, London.