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.

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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?

Further details

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

Date
Tuesday 8th September 1981
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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Cast & crew

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

Press

Only Fools And Horses: does it stand the test of time?

First shown 40 years ago today, the classic sitcom's first episode flirted with some risque humour but at its heart were family and love

Benji Wilson, The Telegraph, 8th September 2021

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