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.

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Rodney's kindly nature gets him into trouble when he tries to help a drunk lady on the way home from the pub. When she screams for help he legs it home. Del, knowing of the woman's reputation, plays on Rodney's fears, but his joke backfires when Rodney goes on the run!

Further details

When Rodney helps a drunken woman on the street, he is stunned when she looks horrified, accuses him of man-handling her, and promptly cries "rape!" Without thinking straight, and fearing the consequences, Rodders decides to leg it.

Del hears about the escapade the following morning and realises his naïve Little Bruv must have encountered Blossom, a psychologically unhinged woman who is allowed out in public on weekend breaks.

Not wanting to prey on Rodney's nervous disposition, Del naturally does the humane thing and concocts a story about the police conducting a search for 'The Peckham Pouncer'.

It's not long before Rodney disappears, believing he's a fugitive wanted for the worst of reasons. Regretting what he's done, Del Boy goes in search of his brother, and it's not long before the scent of 'funny fags' from the air vents of Mandela House leads him to Rodney's hiding place - in the water tank room of the same building.

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th December 1983
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Lennard Pearce Grandad
Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
Patrick Murray Mickey Pearce
John Challis Boycie
Guest cast
Toni Palmer Blossom
Michele Winstanley (as Michèle Winstanley) Karen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer

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