aka: Derek Trotter; Del Boy; Del Trotter Trader. Played by: David Jason
Derek Trotter - Del Boy to his friends (and enemies) - is a loveable rogue and dodgy market trader. In the 1980s and early 1990s he and his brother worked their socks off trying to make some easy money with the help of their yellow 3 wheeled van and a suitcase, but none of their deals amounted to anything.
aka: Rodney Trotter; Rodders Played by: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Tall and thin Rodney (or "Rodders" as Del calls him) is Derek's brother. Rodney looks upon his brothers dodgy dealings with an air of pessimism, usually well-founded, yet he always somehow ends up getting involved. Academically, Rodney is much brighter than Del but he lacks his elder brother's street-smart, blinding confidence and self-assurance.
Grandad (Series 1-3)
aka: Edward Trotter Played by: Lennard Pearce
Del and Rodney's paternal grandfather, Grandad is described in the first ever episode as an "out of work lamplighter, hoping that gas'll make a comeback".
Uncle Albert (Series 4-7)
aka: Albert Gladstone Trotter Played by: Buster Merryfield
Uncle Albert is taken in by Del and Rodney after Grandad's funeral, when it becomes apparent he has nowhere to live. Albert's an old sea dog, seemingly with a Navy tale to suit every occasion - much to Del and Rodney's annoyance. Some of his tales are a little suspect in the truth department too!
Raquel (Series 5 & 7)
aka: Rachel Turner Played by: Tessa Peake-Jones
Rachel Turner, an aspiring actress, model, and occasional stripagram and magician's assistant under the stage name Raquel, first encountered Del via the Technomatch Matrimonial Agency in 1988. Del was enamoured, but after an unfortunate misunderstanding they lost touch as she went to America for work, only to be reunited a year later in Margate.
Cassandra (Series 6-7)
aka: Cassandra Parry; Cassie Head of Small Business Investment. Played by: Gwyneth Strong
Quiet and shy Cassie, Rondey's wife, first made an impression on the younger Trotter at a computer training course. Their relationship has had some serious peaks and troughs - including a trial separation and a miscarriage to cope with.
aka: Colin Ball Roadsweeper. Played by: Roger Lloyd-Pack
Trigger is an old school friend of Del's, and is probably one of the simplest people ever. A roadsweeper by trade, he holds just one qualification: a Grade 3 Cycling Proficiency Diploma.
aka: Aubrey Boyce Car Dealer. Played by: John Challis
Wealthy Boycie is the local second hand car dealer. He's extremely arrogant, a scrooge and a complete snob; no surprise, therefore, that he's the but of many of the pub regulars' jokes. Despite this he is still regarded as "one of the boys", and one of Del's best mates.
Marlene (Series 3-7)
Played by: Sue Holderness
The long-suffering wife of Boycie, Marlene has developed somewhat of a taste for the finer things in life. She was a bit of a go-er when younger, but her expensive lifestyle means she'd never leave her husband - after all, who else would be able to afford her keep?
Mike (Series 3-7)
aka: Mike Fisher Landlord. Played by: Kenneth MacDonald
Mike, landlord at the Nag's Head, is not fundamentally dishonest, but can't help being drawn into his regulars' (and more often than not, Del's) dishonest schemes.