Roger Lloyd-Pack’s greatest moments as Trigger

Written by AndrewMusgrove1

Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played loveable dope Trigger in Only Fools and Horses has sadly died age 69 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played loveable dope Trigger in Only Fools and Horses has sadly died age 69 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Trigger was arguably most people’s favourite character of Britain’s most popular sictcom, and while the script was always comic gold, Roger Lloyd-Pack comic timing took the show to a new level. 

Here are some of Trigger’s best moments.

The Broom

So Trigger is busy telling everybody about his medal from the council for saving money by having the same broom since he started his job as a road sweeper.

‘That’s what I’ve done; maintained it for 20 years.  This old broom had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time.’ 


Del Boy falling through the bar

Arguably the greatest moment of Only Fools and Horses and yet it wouldn’t be as funny without Trigger, who according to some stories wasn’t even meant to be in the scene but his twirl as Del disappears off screen makes it something special.

He also delivers the great line early on in the episode when Del Boy tells him to talk about money: ‘I saw one of those old £5 coins the other day.’

Why do you call me Dave? 

After years of being called Dave by Trigger, Rodney eventually asks him why he calls him that. Trigger asks him ‘Are you sure?’ and seems to understand until moments later he shouts: ‘Me and Dave haven’t got all night.’

Trigger in the dark

The gang have all been invited to a school reunion but no one knows who has organised it, while Del Boy, Rodney, Boycie and Denzel are waiting for the host to arrive, Trigger turns up late and it turns out he’s been standing in another room, in darkness waiting for everyone to jump out and surprise each other.

Wishing the expectant parents well

Rodney and Cassandra have told everyone they’re expecting their first born and the Nags Head is in full celebration. Mike, the landlord toasts to the ‘Rodney and Cassandra’ which the punters duly follow. Except Trigger of course, who shouts Dave.

Gandhi, the film star

Rodney is busy explaining the meaning behind ’15 minutes of fame’ to Denzel, Boycie and Trigger and lists Renee and Renato and Simon Dee as example, when Trigger buts in and says:

‘Or Gandhi, I mean he made on great film then you never saw him again.’

God knows who he meant. 

You got a hat now have you Dave? 

Rodney is having woman problems and is going to break it off with his girlfriend because it’s getting too serious but for some reason has chosen Trigger as the ear to tell his woes to.

Rodney: ‘Don’t you dare and tie me down I said to her

Trigger: ‘She’s into all that is she? ‘

Rodney: ‘No I meant in a spiritual sense, you see I’m a free agent. Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my home.’

Trigger: ‘You’ve got a hat now, have you, Dave?’

Del Boy said he’d give me a lift 

So gang are already for a celebration at the nags head when Trigger arrives at the flat.

Rodney: ‘So ummm… what you doing here, Trig?

Trigger: ‘Well Del said he’d give me a lift to the pub.’

Rodney: ‘Oh, right. But you live closer to the pub than us.’

Trigger: ‘I know.’

Rodney: ‘In fact, you have to walk past the pub to get to this flat.’

Trigger: ‘Yeah? But Del said he’d give me a lift!’

There are many more great one liners of Triggers and not forgetting other great performances from Roger Lloyd-Pack that deserve a mention such as Owen the farmer in the Vicar of Dibley. The man will be truly missed.


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