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The following scene was cut at the rehearsal stage due to time restrictions and was never filmed. It follows the scene where Del and Rodney are at Boycie's showroom after the auction.

Trotter Lounge

Raquel, Albert and Cassandra wait anxiously for Del and Rodney's return. Albert is on the phone

RAQUEL:
(Checking her watch) Where the hell are they?

CASSANDRA:
Perhaps they're in discussion with the directors at Sotheby's.

Raquel gives her a withering look

CASSANDRA:
No, perhaps not

RAQUEL:
Maybe they're talking with the curator at the museum.

CASSANDRA:
Maybe.

ALBERT:
(On phone) Thanks a lot. (Replaces receiver) They're not at the Nags Head.

CASSANDRA:
I guessed Rodney wouldn't be at the Nags Head, Albert.

RAQUEL:
Has he stopped drinking?

CASSANDRA:
No, he's been barred.

We hear the front door close and now Del and Rodney enter. Raquel, Cassandra and Albert look at them expectantly - is it good news or bad news? Del and Rodney don't want to just blurt the news out and cause heart attacts and so we have a kind of Mexican stand-off. Finally...

RAQUEL: Well?

DEL:
Yeah, fine thanks

RAQUEL:
No! I meant, what happened?

RODNEY:
Oh at the auction?

CASSANDRA:
Yes at the auction! Did it sell?

RODNEY:
Yeah, it sold, didn't it, Del?

DEL:
Yes, we sold it.

ALBERT:
I knew it. Beautiful piece of machinery...How much'd you get?

DEL:
Guess.

RAQUEL:
Oh come on, just tell us!

RODNEY:
No, go on, guess.

ALBERT:
Five thousand pounds?

DEL:
No.

Raquel and Cassandra's spirits visibly sag in disappointment.

ALBERT:
Six thousand.

DEL:
Close, add a nought.

CASSANDRA:
Sixty thousand pounds?

DEL:
You can tell she works in a bank, can't you.

RODNEY:
Hardly any hesitation...No, not sixty thousand. Add another nought.

ALBERT:
But that's...What is that Cassandra?

CASSANDRA:
Six hundred thousand pounds

DEL:
No!...Will you tell 'em or shall I?

RODNEY:
Erm, you can have the priviledge, Derek.

DEL:
Thank you Rodney. You two girls hold on to your stays...Add one more nought.

Raquel, Cassandra and Albert exchange disbelieving glances. Cassandra just stares wide-eyed at Rodney. Rodney returns a gentle nod. Raquel looks at Del and shakes her head. Del smiles and nods his head.
Del hands them the Sotheby's paperwork.
Raquel, Cassandra and Albert read the paperwork. They now look up at Del and Rodney.

DEL:
(To Rodney) Call intensive care.

Raquel stands

RAQUEL:
Six million pounds

DEL:
Mmmh

Pause. Raquel now bursts into tears, rushes to cocktail bar for a tissue.

DEL:
(To Rodney) Told you she'd be happy.

Albert and Cassandra sit in stunned silence. We now see Damien staring at Rodney. Rodney reacts. Damien now smiles at Rodney. Rodney's reaction is one of did Damien turn this thing round for us?

DEL:
Now we've all gotta take things nice and easy - no going mad and splashing it around on anything that grabs our fancies. I know six million sounds a lot but it'll be very easy to blow it on silly luxuries.

RAQUEL:
But we can go out in the week and look for a house, can't we?

DEL:
Of course we can, darling. Any day except Wednesday, that's when my Rolls Royce is being delivered.