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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 - Time On Our Hands

This third 1996 special was at the time thought to be last that would be made. Rodney's doing a stock take in the garage and has found an artificial leg, some Showaddywaddy LPs and an old watch. They get the watch valued and get just a little shock when it sells at Sotherby's for £6.2 million pounds. After all these years their finally millionaires!

Full synopsis

Rodney is bottling his emotions following the loss of his baby. Del, realising Cassandra needs his support, wants to help Rodney adjust. Raquel's estranged parents arrive for a meal, and to meet their daughter's new man. He does little to impress, and Uncle Albert mixes the coffee with the gravy by accident.

The next day, Raquel's father meets Rodney and Del as they clear their garage. Being an antiques dealer, he spots a long-lost 18th Century Harrison marine watch, which he recommends getting valued. When the watch is sold for auction at Sotherby's, the highest bid is for £6.2 million pounds.

After 16 years of poverty the Trotters finally make it rich!

Broadcast details

Sunday 29th December 1996
60 minutes


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  21. Monday 26th August 2013 at 2:35pm on Gold
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  24. Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 10:00pm on Gold
  25. Thursday 17th April 2014 at 6:40pm on Gold
  26. Saturday 31st May 2014 at 9:40am on Gold
  27. Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 11:20pm on Gold
  28. Thursday 6th November 2014 at 8:40pm on Gold
  29. Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 8:40pm on Gold
  30. Sunday 15th March 2015 at 7:40pm on Gold
  31. Saturday 2nd May 2015 at 8:40pm on Gold
  32. Sunday 3rd May 2015 at 2:10pm on Gold
  33. Thursday 18th June 2015 at 11:40pm on Gold
  34. Friday 19th June 2015 at 7:40pm on Gold
  35. Saturday 29th August 2015 at 9:40pm on Gold
  36. Sunday 30th August 2015 at 12:40pm on Gold
  37. Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 8:40pm on Gold
  38. Thursday 17th December 2015 at 2:00pm on Gold
  39. Friday 25th December 2015 at 4:10pm on Gold
  40. Saturday 26th December 2015 at 12:10pm on Gold
  41. Saturday 2nd January 2016 at 5:10pm on Gold
  42. Sunday 3rd January 2016 at 9:40am on Gold
  43. Tuesday 26th April 2016 at 8:00pm on Gold
  44. Wednesday 27th April 2016 at 1:20pm on Gold
  45. Sunday 29th May 2016 at 2:55pm on Gold
  46. Monday 30th May 2016 at 12:55pm on Gold
  47. Friday 1st July 2016 at 7:00pm on Gold
  48. Tuesday 2nd August 2016 at 6:40pm on Gold
  49. Saturday 17th September 2016 at 2:50pm on Gold
  50. Sunday 6th November 2016 at 2:45pm on Gold
  51. Saturday 26th November 2016 at 1:35pm on Gold
  52. Sunday 27th November 2016 at 12:05pm on Gold
  53. Friday 2nd December 2016 at 6:00pm on Gold
  54. Friday 16th December 2016 at 7:00pm on Gold
  55. Sunday 25th December 2016 at 6:30pm on Gold
  56. Monday 26th December 2016 at 10:40am on Gold
  57. Sunday 26th February 2017 at 6:25pm on Gold
  58. Monday 27th February 2017 at 10:40am on Gold
  59. Friday 10th March 2017 at 7:40pm on Gold
  60. Saturday 11th March 2017 at 12:45pm on Gold
  61. Saturday 15th April 2017 at 2:40pm on Gold
  62. Saturday 20th May 2017 at 4:55pm on Gold
  63. Sunday 21st May 2017 at 2:00pm on Gold
  64. Saturday 29th July 2017 at 1:15pm on Gold
  65. Saturday 29th July 2017 at 7:40pm on Gold
  66. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 7:40pm on Yesterday
  67. Saturday 26th August 2017 at 7:00pm on Gold
  68. Sunday 27th August 2017 at 4:40pm on Gold
  69. Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 11:00pm on Gold
  70. Thursday 31st August 2017 at 9:30pm on Gold
  71. Saturday 2nd September 2017 at 8:20pm on Gold
  72. Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 5:45pm on Gold
  73. Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  74. Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 8:05pm on Gold
  75. Friday 15th December 2017 at 7:00pm on Gold
  76. Saturday 16th December 2017 at 5:40pm on Gold
  77. Monday 25th December 2017 at 6:20pm on Gold
  78. Tuesday 26th December 2017 at 11:40am on Gold
  79. Tuesday 26th December 2017 at 1:40pm on Gold
  80. Sunday 18th February 2018 at 5:00pm on Gold
  81. Monday 19th February 2018 at 2:00pm on Gold
  82. Sunday 18th March 2018 at 9:30am on Gold
  83. Sunday 18th March 2018 at 4:05pm on Gold

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
Jamie Smith Damien
Michael Jayston James
Ann Lynn Audrey
Seymour Matthews Auctioneer
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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