The Only Fools and Horses episode ‘In Sickness and in Wealth’ debuted on the BBC back in February 1989 and follows Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter who is suffering in more ways than one.
Firstly cash flow is running very low and he’s been unable to pay the rent at the Trotters’ flat at Nelson Mandela House for the past few months, and is even possibly are facing eviction.
But of course, he tries to keep up his yuppie image by eating out in restaurants and splurging money on booze down the pub causing more debt issues.
Wheeler-dealer Del is also suffering from mystery stomach pains and admits he’s scared of seeing the doctor.
Meanwhile, Elsie Patridge holds a hilarious seance with Del Boy, Trigger, Boycie, Rodney, Mike, and Uncle Albert in the hall above The Nag’s Head pub.
Del is given a message from his late mother encouraging him to pay the doctor a visit about his health and he’s consequently sent to the hospital.
Whilst Del rests in his hospital bed, he’s seen by an old pal Doctor Robbie Meadows who informs him that he’s suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
He’s warned to lead a much healthier, and less stressful, lifestyle before being sent home to rest.
The part of Doctor Robbie Meadows was played by Ewan Stewart, and he looks very familiar.
Ewan is a well-established Scottish actor with a career spanning decades and has a long list of television and film credits under his belt.
Ewan Stewart trong vai Sĩ quan thứ nhất Murdoch trong Titanic:
However, movie buffs will recognise Ewan as First Officer Murdoch in the blockbuster film Titanic.
The 1997 movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, saw Murdoch as the officer in charge at the bridge when the Titanic struck the iceberg.
Murdoch frantically gave orders in a failed attempt to avoid a collision with the iceberg.
After the Titanic smashed into the iceberg, he was then put in charge of the starboard evacuation and coordinating passengers to safety in lifeboats.
As Murdoch helps with escape efforts whilst the famous ship submerges in water, he shoots two passengers before standing on the edge of the vessel’s deck and shooting himself in a heartbreaking scene
Titanic was one of Ewan’s most prolific movie roles, however he went on to star in a catalogue of other films and TV series.
In the early 90s, Ewan starred in The Bill and The Advocates before playing DS Chris Moorhouse in Silent Witness (2000), John Stevens in P.O.W (2003), John Burke in Taggart (2008), and various roles in Rebus in the 2000s.
The 63-year-old has also played Cartwright in The Interceptor (2015), Michael Hogarth in Vera (2017), and Bob Price in Things I Know to Be True (2017), amongst many more television appearances.
Most recently he starred as Mal in the television series Pure in 2019.