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

Only Fools And Horses

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1981 - 2003
  • 64 episodes (7 series)

Sitcom about two market traders, Del Boy and his brother Rodney. Stars David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Lennard Pearce, Roger Lloyd Pack and more.

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Series 2 - Christmas Trees

After subtle hints from Del, Rodney donates one of their non-selling Christmas tree stock to the local church. He returns to find Del now selling the rest of the stock as "The only Christmas tree used and recommended by the Church of England itself"!

Further details

Despite knocking the price down to a mere six quid, Del Boy can't shift his telescopic Christmas trees (lights, bangles, beads and baubles inclusive). He only has 149 more to sell to make a tidy profit.

Stuck for a solution the Trotters decamp to Sid's burger van. Del's conscience seems to get the better of him, and he tells Rodney and Grandad what a shame it is that the market traders can't afford to donate a tree to the local church this year. Especially sad for the little orphans.

Left to guard the trees, Rodney steals away to the church.

Heading back to Del's stall, Rodders is outraged to realise he's been had, with Del now promoting the product as "used and recommended by the Church of England itself"!


Shown as part of The Funny Side Of Christmas compendium.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th December 1982
8 minutes

Cast & crew

David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Lennard Pearce Grandad
Guest cast
Roy Heather Sid
John Pennington Vicar
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer

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