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.

Series 2, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 8:40am.

Series 3, Episode 7 - Who's A Pretty Boy?

Denzil is nervous about letting the Trotters decorate his flat because, if they do it wrong, he has to face the wrath of his wife, Corinne. She still hasn't forgiven Del for messing up the catering at her wedding but, as long as they heed her warning to stay out of the kitchen, nothing can go wrong...

Further details

Del devises a plan to get revenge on Brendan O'Shaughnessy for supplying him with 'apple white' paint that was actually battleship grey.

Having learnt that the Irishman is painting Denzil's flat for £200, Del begins to lie about Brendan's reputation for drunken debauchery, and persuades Denzil that he and Rodney can do the job for a lot cheaper. Unsure about Del's motives, but keen on the saving, Denzil agrees, despite the suspicion of his wife Corrine, who is wise to Del from the very start.

The Trotters begin the job the next day, but problems arise when Rodney leaves a kettle on the boil and steams the whole apartment. As well as forking out for a new kettle, the Trotters realise that Corrine's pet canary is dead - seemingly killed by the fumes from the kettle.

Grandad is despatched to find a replacement canary, and having forked out £45 for a substitute bird, he seems to have found the ideal candidate. It's only when Corrine returns home that their scam is revealed: when she left that morning the canary was dead.

The Trotters are promptly out on their ears, so they reconvene in The Nags Head, where they drown their sorrows whilst Brendan gloats over them about winning the job back. Little does he know that Del has one last trick left up his sleeve.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 22nd December 1983
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Friday 27th November 2020 at 8:40am on Gold
  2. Friday 27th November 2020 at 1:20pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Lennard Pearce Grandad
Paul Barber Denzil
Kenneth MacDonald Mike
Guest cast
Michele Winstanley (as Michèle Winstanley) Karen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)
David Jackson Brendan
Eva Mottley Corinne
Anthony Morton Louis
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer
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