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 today at 10:50am.


Del attempts to meet his dream woman at a dating agency after seeing Trigger have some success. Meanwhile, Uncle Albert is dropping heavy hints about his impending birthday...

Further details

Uncle Albert's hints about his forthcoming birthday have been coming thick and fast but Del and Rodney try to pretend they haven't noticed - while secretly arranging a surprise party in the Nag's Head.

Del has been surprised by how successful Trigger has been at a dating agency and decides that he will give it a try as well. He registers under the name Derek Duvale and soon meets up with his first date, an actress called Raquel, who he treats to a steak lunch at the Hilton. They hit it off straight away and it looks like love is in the air.

Even Rodney seems to be having some success as he has persuaded barmaid 'Nervous Nerys' to go out on a date with him - despite Jevon and Mickey Pearce getting nowhere with her because they weren't macho enough for her.

But, as usual, everything is not as it seems and all three are in for a big surprise as their bubble is about to be burst one more time.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th December 1988
80 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
    Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
    Patrick Murray Mickey Pearce
    John Challis Boycie
    Sue Holderness Marlene
    Tessa Peake-Jones Raquel
    Kenneth MacDonald Mike
    Guest cast
    Andree Bernard Nervous Nerys
    Steven Woodcock Jevon
    Roy Heather Sid
    Tony Marshall Chris
    Christopher Stanton Technomatch agent
    Jean Warren Sonia
    Nicholas Courtney Charles
    Paul Beringer Policeman
    Margaret Norris Policewoman
    Martin Cochrane Naval officer
    Jean Challis Mrs Sansom
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Tony Dow Director
    Gareth Gwenlan Producer
    John Jarvis Editor
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    John Sullivan Composer
    Graham Lough Production Designer

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