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 5 - A Slow Bus To Chingford

Del has a dream: The Trotter corporate skyscraper, rising majestically against the Peckham skyline. It's time for the latest money making scam, Trotter Ethnic Tours...

Further details

The trouble starts when Del persuades the local bus company to hand over one of their open-top buses in exchange for Rodney working as a Trainee Nocturnal Security Officer - part of their latest company, Trotter Watch.

As part of the deal, Rodney has to suffer the nerve-jangling experience of patrolling the bus station on Tyler Street throughout the night.

The next part of Del's scheme is the launch of Trotters' Ethnic Tours: a scenic tour around Chingford and Croydon, taking in such ethnic sights as the Lee Valley Viaduct and the house where Sherlock Holmes was born. And despite a great deal of whinging from his family, Del persuades Rodney to drive the bus, whilst Grandad agrees to distribute the publicity leaflets.

But when nobody turns up to the launch of Trotters' Ethnic Tours, it is revealed that Grandad shares the legendary Trotter business acumen and has posted the advertising leaflets through the dust chute of Nelson Mandela House.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 6th October 1981
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Lennard Pearce Grandad
Guest cast
Gaynor Ward Janice (Rodney's girlfriend)
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Martin Shardlow Director
Ray Butt Producer
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