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.

Dates is repeated on Gold on Saturday at 11am.

Series 3, Episode 4 - Yesterday Never Comes

When Del acquires a piece of furniture he believes it to be valuable, and when upper-class Miranda answers his newspaper advert for it, he thinks he's gone 'up-market'. But can she really have been wooed by his charm, or is it something more commercial?

Further details

Del Boy enters the world of fine art when he attempts to pull the wool over 'posh tart' antique dealer Miranda Davenport. He unsuccessfully tries to tell her a rickety old cabinet is in fact a 'Queen Anne' original, but wise to the ruse, she coolly declines.

However, her attitude toward the Trotters warms when a painting Del has in stock catches her eye. Miranda soon worms her way into Del's affections and in no time at all, he has given her the painting as a gift.

Keen to see her again, Del pays a visit to her shop, and is informed that she's at the local auction house. Arriving at the auction, Miranda seems quite surprised to see him there, but not as half as surprised as Del Boy when Lot 24 is announced.

The Lot turns out to be Del's painting - a valuable work by 19th century painter Joshua Blythe that Miranda is hoping to make a huge profit on. It seems like Miranda has stung Del good and proper, but as usual, he has the last laugh when he informs her that she's actually selling stolen property.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 1st December 1983
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Lennard Pearce Grandad
    Guest cast
    Juliet Hammond Miranda Davenport
    Lucita Lijertwood Mrs Murphy
    Robert Vahey Harry, furniture restorer
    Garard Green Auctioneer
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Ray Butt Director
    Ray Butt Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Mike Jackson Editor
    Antony Thorpe Production Designer
    John Sullivan Composer
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