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 3, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold today at 8:20pm.

Series 1, Episode 6 - The Russians Are Coming

The threat of nuclear war looms over Peckham. What will become of The Nag's Head if the Russians attack? One thing's guaranteed, the Trotters will be sitting pretty in their DIY shelter...

Further details

Another successful dodgy deal means Del has over a grand's worth of lead from a disused factory to get rid of. When Rodney points out the three tons of lead are in fact a D.I.Y. nuclear fall-out shelter, Del refuses to believe him until he reads the accompanying brochure.

With the threat of nuclear holocaust preying on Rodney's nerves he asks Del what he'd do if he heard the four minute warning. Soon, they are putting a survival plan into action that means reaching Grandad's allotment in time to take shelter.

It's during a practice run for the Trotter counter-strike survival plan that they get stopped for speeding by the police - they never get to find out whether they'd make it in time. And besides, they'd need to stay in the tiny, cramped shelter for about 2 years...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th October 1981
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Lennard Pearce Grandad
    Guest cast
    Derek Newark Eric (Policeman)
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Martin Shardlow Director
    Ray Butt Producer
    John Jarvis Editor
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Tony Snoaden Production Designer

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