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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

BBC One sitcom about two market traders. 64 episodes (7 series), 1981 - 2003. Stars David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Lennard Pearce and others.

The Frog's Legacy is repeated on Gold today at 5pm

Series 1, Episode 1 - Big Brother

After flogging one legged turkeys from the back of a three wheeled van, Del's confident at last he's onto a winner with Trigger's consignment of Old English vinyl briefcases. How can his brother Rodney even think of abandoning the high flying world of trading for a real job?

Full synopsis

Del employs younger brother Rodney as a member of Trotters' Independent Traders, despite warnings from his business colleagues.

When Rodney decides to become the Trotters' financial adviser - monitoring the accounts and keeping Del's dodgy dealings in check - Del has second thoughts about their partnership.

Further cracks show in the partnership when Rodney inadvertently bungles a deal with Trigger. But despite Del's anger, it turns out that Rodder's advice would have prevented the purchase of 25 briefcases that are locked with the combination number inside.

Del and Rodney have yet another row and 'Little Bruv' plans a career change. Desperate to make his mark on the world, Rodney decides to leave for Hong Kong - a great plan, if only he'd remembered his passport.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th September 1981
30 minutes
9.2 million viewers


  1. Monday 13th June 2011 at 8:40pm on Gold
  2. Saturday 2nd July 2011 at 12:50pm on Gold
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  9. Monday 21st November 2011 at 2:10pm on BBC1
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  20. Friday 27th July 2012 at 5:10pm on Gold
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  27. Monday 4th February 2013 at 2:15pm on BBC1
  28. Saturday 16th March 2013 at 5:00pm on Gold
  29. Sunday 17th March 2013 at 12:50pm on Gold
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  32. Monday 8th July 2013 at 2:30pm on BBC1
  33. Monday 22nd July 2013 at 7:20pm on Gold
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  36. Sunday 2nd February 2014 at 10:35pm on BBC1
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  38. Monday 10th February 2014 at 7:00pm on Gold
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  44. Saturday 21st June 2014 at 12:30pm on Gold
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  46. Saturday 26th July 2014 at 11:55am on Gold
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  48. Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 5:30pm on Gold
  49. Thursday 12th February 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
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  51. Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 7:40pm on Gold
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  54. Monday 6th July 2015 at 7:00pm on Gold
  55. Sunday 9th August 2015 at 7:25pm on Gold
  56. Monday 10th August 2015 at 1:20pm on Gold
  57. Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 8:00pm on Gold
  58. Friday 4th September 2015 at 2:40pm on Gold
  59. Saturday 7th November 2015 at 7:30am on Gold
  60. Saturday 26th December 2015 at 4:00pm on Gold
  61. Sunday 27th December 2015 at 8:00am on Gold
  62. Monday 7th March 2016 at 8:00pm on Gold
  63. Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 12:40pm on Gold
  64. Saturday 9th April 2016 at 3:40pm on Gold
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  66. Saturday 16th July 2016 at 12:20pm on Gold
  67. Saturday 16th July 2016 at 4:20pm on Gold
  68. Saturday 6th August 2016 at 9:00am on Gold
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  70. Monday 5th September 2016 at 7:55pm on Gold
  71. Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 11:55am on Gold
  72. Saturday 10th September 2016 at 10:05am on Gold
  73. Saturday 10th September 2016 at 1:20pm on Gold
  74. Monday 3rd October 2016 at 11:30am on Gold
  75. Monday 3rd October 2016 at 5:20pm on Gold
  76. Saturday 29th October 2016 at 1:50pm on Gold
  77. Sunday 30th October 2016 at 12:25pm on Gold
  78. Monday 26th December 2016 at 12:05pm on Gold
  79. Tuesday 27th December 2016 at 8:00am on Gold
  80. Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 8:00pm on Gold
  81. Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 11:20pm on Gold
  82. Saturday 21st January 2017 at 12:20pm on Gold
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  85. Saturday 4th March 2017 at 1:00pm on Gold
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  88. Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 10:20am on Gold
  89. Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7:20pm on Gold
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  92. Saturday 5th August 2017 at 4:40pm on Gold
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  94. Monday 21st August 2017 at 7:00pm on Gold
  95. Monday 11th September 2017 at 2:10pm on Gold
  96. Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 1:55pm on Gold
  97. Thursday 14th September 2017 at 12:15pm on Gold
  98. Monday 2nd October 2017 at 12:40pm on Gold
  99. Monday 2nd October 2017 at 5:10pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del (Trader)
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Lennard Pearce Grandad
Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger (Roadsweeper)
Guest cast
Peta Bernard Joyce (Barmaid)
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Martin Shardlow Director
Ray Butt Producer
Tony Snoaden Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Mike Taylor Editor
John Jarvis Editor

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