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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.

The Final Specials, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold today at 9:25am.

1996 Christmas Trilogy - Heroes And Villains

Only on the streets of Peckham will you find No VAT Man and Boy Plonker. Del is stuck with 125 Latvian radio alarm clocks that go off when they like, a box full of base ball caps "that even East 17 fans wouldn't wear" and the council have turned down his application for a home improvements grant.

Full synopsis

Rodney's fertility schedule is wearing him down. Such is Cassandra's need to have a baby, he buys her a rabbit, Roger, to care for until a little one arrives.

Del has a shipment of Latvian alarm clocks he can't shift and his home improvement grant has been rejected.

It's Rodders' birthday, and Del buys him a cheap gold bracelet inscribed 'Rooney'. Finding themselves on a rare boys night out, they dress up as Batman and Robin for a fancy dress party held for a local publican. En route, they prevent Councillor Murray from being mugged.

They arrive at the party, to discover it's actually a wake, and that 'fancy dress' meant 'dress well'.

The following day Del is awarded a bravery medal for tackling another mugger, and Cassandra has good news: She's pregnant.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th December 1996
60 minutes


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Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
Paul Barber Denzil
John Challis Boycie
Sue Holderness Marlene
Tessa Peake-Jones Raquel
Gwyneth Strong Cassandra
Kenneth MacDonald Mike
Guest cast
Roy Heather Sid
Angela Bruce Councillor Murray
Douglas Hodge Old Damien
Jamie Smith Damien
Steve Weston Kenny
Scott Marshall Gary
Dan Clark Scott
Furnan Dar Kevin
Sheree Murphy Dawn
Bay White Old lady
Robin Meredith Mayor
Richard Hicks Photographer
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Sullivan Executive Producer
Donal Woods Production Designer

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