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.

1996 Christmas Trilogy - Modern Men

Del buys a self-help book aimed at the modern New Man in an effort to improve his relationship with Raquel. Meanwhile, the Trotters' finances have hit an all-time low.

Further details

Del is reading a book called 'Modern Man'.

Despite being convinced he is the dictionary definition of debonair masculinity, the book is making him behave irrationally and rashly.

Rodney is concerned about this. Cassandra is expecting, and he wants more responsibility and a better job to provide for his family. He unwittingly replies for a job advertisement, posted by Del to alleviate Rodney's workload.

Del, meanwhile, has decided to take his manhood into his own hands and get a vasectomy. Doctor Singh is hounding him regarding dodgy paint, and the nightmare of him getting revenge on Del's crown jewels puts him off the idea.

Cassandra is rushed into hospital, suffering a miscarriage. Rodney breaks down, and it's Del who tells him he has to be strong for his wife. Del then blubs his eyes out, as Rodney supports his wife.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 27th December 1996
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
    Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
    Patrick Murray Mickey Pearce
    Paul Barber Denzil
    John Challis Boycie
    Sue Holderness Marlene
    Tessa Peake-Jones Raquel
    Gwyneth Strong Cassandra
    Kenneth MacDonald Mike
    Guest cast
    Roy Heather Sid
    Jamie Smith Damien
    Bhasker Patel Dr Singh
    Phil Cornwell Man in hospital
    Beverley Hills Sister
    James Oliver Doctor
    Corinne Britton Nurse
    Lorraine Ashley Receptionist
    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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