Only Fools And Horses. Image shows from L to R: Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Del (David Jason), Grandad (Lennard Pearce). Copyright: BBC
Only Fools And Horses

Only Fools And Horses

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1981 - 2003
  • 64 episodes (7 series)

Sitcom about two market traders, Del Boy and his brother Rodney. Stars David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Lennard Pearce, Roger Lloyd Pack and more.

Only Fools And Horses. Image shows from L to R: Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield), Del (David Jason), Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981 - 2003
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
64 (7 series), plus 4 short specials
Creator
John Sullivan
Stars
David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Lennard Pearce, Roger Lloyd Pack, Patrick Murray, Paul Barber, John Challis and more
Writer
John Sullivan
Directors
Martin Shardlow, Ray Butt, Susan Belbin, Mandie Fletcher and Tony Dow
Producers
Ray Butt, Gareth Gwenlan, John Sullivan and Gail Evans
Company

Sitcom about of two streetwise south-Londoners: Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter and the younger brother he raised since their mother's death, Rodney.

Through the initial series, the brothers shared their high-rise council flat in Nelson Mandela House with their Grandad. When he died his estranged brother, WWII Navy veteran Uncle Albert, moved in.

In later series, Rodney married Cassandra and moved out to live with her, whilst Del began dating one-time magician's assistant Raquel, who eventually moved into the flat; in due course they were joined by a son, Damien.

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Additional details

Also known as
  • Only Fools
  • Only Fools And Horses....
  • OFAH (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme song was written, composed and lyrics performed by John Sullivan.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 8th September 1981 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. 1996 Christmas Trilogy, Christmas Special: Today at 10:15am on Gold
  2. 1996 Christmas Trilogy, Christmas Special: Today at 11:40am on Gold
  3. The Final Specials, Christmas Special: Today at 1pm on Gold
  4. Christmas Special: Today at 2:40pm on Gold
  5. 1996 Christmas Trilogy, Christmas Special: Today at 4:30pm on Gold
  6. 1996 Christmas Trilogy, Christmas Special: Today at 7:50pm on Gold
  7. Christmas Special: Tomorrow at 10:35am on Gold
  8. The Final Specials, Christmas Special: Tomorrow at 12:25pm on Gold
  9. The Final Specials, Christmas Special: Tomorrow at 2:05pm on Gold
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Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Studios

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