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.

Series 7, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 10:15am.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Go West Young Man

Rodney's depressed. His mate Mickey Pearce has moved in on his bird - Monica of the fat thighs - and life isn't exactly a social whirl. Del has the solution - they'll all be millionaires in a year - cue his smooth friend Boycie and a very dodgy deal...

Further details

Del and Rodney are once again hunting for bargains. And after stopping off at Boycie's car lot they spy a Mark II Cortina that's being used as a part-exchange for a Vanden Plas. Del knocks the asking price down to £25, so long as he houses Boycie's E-Type Jaguar for a week - Del hopes to use the Jag to impress his bit on the side.

Del ups the price tag of the Cortina to £199 and gets interest from an Australian buyer. And with cash in their pockets, a Jag to drive, and both of them single, Rodney talks Del into heading off for a night on the tiles.

The Trotters' night out doesn't start too well, as they accidentally chat up a pair of transvestites in what turns out to be a gay club. But their luck changes in the form of Nicky and Michelle, who they manage to chat up and persuade to write their telephone numbers on Del's cigar pack, with the promise of a date next Friday.

On their way home, Rodney accidentally throws the cigar pack out of the window of the Jag, and when Del makes an emergency stop, a car smashes into the back of Boycie's pristine E-Type. To top it off, the car responsible for writing-off the Jag is none other than the clapped out Cortina.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 15th September 1981
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Lennard Pearce Grandad
John Challis Boycie
Guest cast
Nick Stringer Australian
Barry Wilmore Waiter
Jo-Anne Good Nicki
Caroline Ellis Michelle
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Martin Shardlow Director
Ray Butt Producer
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