British Comedy Guide

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 3, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Saturday at 10:40am

Series 4, Episode 1 - Happy Returns

A chance encounter with old flame Juney, back on the estate after some 20-odd years, leaves Del suspicious of her daughter Debbie's parentage. Serious questions need to be asked - not least when Derek realises that Rodney could be getting comfortable with his own niece!

Full synopsis

Derek stops a young boy, Jason, from running into the road, and strikes up a friendship with the lad. It's not long before Del discovers that Jason's mother, June, is an old flame who he last saw around nineteen years ago.

While Del and June rekindle their romance, Rodders is dating a lovely girl from the newsagent called Debby - a fact that is seriously curtailing his dirty magazine fetish. It soon transpires that Debby is June's daughter, and it's almost her 19th birthday.

Del and Rodney soon put two and two together, and decide that Debby may well be Del's daughter. It gets worse when Rodney realises that he has fallen for a girl who could be his niece.

Everything comes to a head when Del finally confronts June to find out whether Debby is his daughter or not. It turns out that Debby was actually fathered by his friend Albie Littlewood, who tragically died in a cycling accident whilst he was seeing June behind Del's back.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st February 1985
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 28th June 2011 at 9:20pm on Gold
  2. Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 5:20pm on Gold
  3. Monday 18th July 2011 at 2:10pm on BBC1
  4. Tuesday 6th September 2011 at 11:20pm on Gold
  5. Wednesday 7th September 2011 at 8:00pm on Gold
  6. Saturday 19th November 2011 at 6:40pm on Gold
  7. Sunday 20th November 2011 at 12:20pm on Gold
  8. Monday 5th December 2011 at 2:10pm on BBC1
  9. Saturday 11th February 2012 at 9:45am on Gold
  10. Saturday 11th February 2012 at 4:45pm on Gold
  11. Thursday 8th March 2012 at 8:00pm on Gold
  12. Friday 9th March 2012 at 2:00pm on Gold
  13. Saturday 14th April 2012 at 8:20pm on Gold
  14. Sunday 15th April 2012 at 4:20pm on Gold
  15. Thursday 24th May 2012 at 9:40pm on Gold
  16. Friday 25th May 2012 at 3:40pm on Gold
  17. Friday 27th July 2012 at 5:50pm on Gold
  18. Saturday 28th July 2012 at 11:55am on Gold
  19. Tuesday 18th September 2012 at 2:10pm on BBC1
  20. Saturday 22nd September 2012 at 12:40pm on Gold
  21. Thursday 8th November 2012 at 8:20pm on Gold
  22. Friday 9th November 2012 at 2:20pm on Gold
  23. Monday 18th February 2013 at 2:15pm on BBC1
  24. Monday 11th March 2013 at 9:40pm on Gold
  25. Saturday 20th April 2013 at 8:20pm on Gold
  26. Sunday 21st April 2013 at 4:20pm on Gold
  27. Tuesday 28th May 2013 at 6:20pm on Gold
  28. Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 1:40pm on Gold
  29. Monday 22nd July 2013 at 3:00pm on BBC1
  30. Thursday 15th August 2013 at 7:20pm on Gold
  31. Friday 16th August 2013 at 11:50am on Gold
  32. Thursday 31st October 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  33. Friday 1st November 2013 at 5:20pm on Gold
  34. Friday 1st November 2013 at 7:55pm on Gold
  35. Tuesday 25th February 2014 at 7:40pm on Gold
  36. Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 1:45pm on Gold
  37. Monday 16th June 2014 at 7:00pm on Gold
  38. Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 10:20pm on Gold
  39. Thursday 31st July 2014 at 5:20pm on Gold
  40. Monday 6th October 2014 at 8:00pm on Gold
  41. Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 5:30pm on Gold
  42. Monday 29th December 2014 at 8:45am on Gold
  43. Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 9:20pm on Gold
  44. Sunday 17th May 2015 at 3:10pm on Gold
  45. Tuesday 9th June 2015 at 7:00pm on Gold
  46. Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 1:20pm on Gold
  47. Saturday 1st August 2015 at 6:45pm on Gold
  48. Sunday 2nd August 2015 at 4:15pm on Gold
  49. Tuesday 11th August 2015 at 7:00pm on Gold
  50. Wednesday 12th August 2015 at 4:20pm on Gold
  51. Monday 5th October 2015 at 8:35pm on Gold
  52. Tuesday 6th October 2015 at 2:40pm on Gold
  53. Saturday 7th November 2015 at 8:40am on Gold
  54. Sunday 27th December 2015 at 11:25pm on Gold
  55. Monday 28th December 2015 at 3:20pm on Gold
  56. Friday 18th March 2016 at 8:40pm on Gold
  57. Saturday 19th March 2016 at 2:20pm on Gold
  58. Saturday 7th May 2016 at 12:20pm on Gold
  59. Sunday 8th May 2016 at 10:20am on Gold
  60. Sunday 24th July 2016 at 10:10am on Gold
  61. Sunday 24th July 2016 at 4:40pm on Gold
  62. Monday 19th September 2016 at 8:40pm on Gold
  63. Tuesday 20th September 2016 at 12:00pm on Gold
  64. Tuesday 20th September 2016 at 12:40pm on Gold
  65. Saturday 8th October 2016 at 5:15pm on Gold
  66. Sunday 9th October 2016 at 2:40pm on Gold
  67. Saturday 15th October 2016 at 6:20pm on Gold
  68. Sunday 16th October 2016 at 1:30pm on Gold
  69. Thursday 27th October 2016 at 10:55am on Gold
  70. Thursday 27th October 2016 at 5:35pm on Gold
  71. Wednesday 28th December 2016 at 3:20pm on Gold
  72. Thursday 29th December 2016 at 8:00am on Gold
  73. Saturday 11th February 2017 at 6:25pm on Gold
  74. Sunday 12th February 2017 at 4:05pm on Gold
  75. Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 8:40pm on Gold
  76. Saturday 18th March 2017 at 1:00pm on Gold
  77. Sunday 19th March 2017 at 9:20am on Gold
  78. Saturday 6th May 2017 at 7:40pm on Gold
  79. Sunday 7th May 2017 at 11:00am on Gold
  80. Sunday 4th June 2017 at 4:10pm on Gold
  81. Sunday 4th June 2017 at 8:50pm on Gold
  82. Monday 19th June 2017 at 1:20pm on Gold
  83. Monday 19th June 2017 at 5:20pm on Gold
  84. Saturday 1st July 2017 at 2:10pm on Gold
  85. Saturday 1st July 2017 at 6:45pm on Gold
  86. Sunday 6th August 2017 at 12:00pm on Gold
  87. Sunday 6th August 2017 at 6:00pm on Gold
  88. Monday 14th August 2017 at 2:20pm on Gold
  89. Monday 14th August 2017 at 7:40pm on Gold
  90. Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 4:20pm on Gold
  91. Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  92. Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 2:10pm on Gold
  93. Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 4:45pm on Gold
  94. Saturday 28th October 2017 at 12:55pm on Gold
  95. Sunday 29th October 2017 at 8:45am on Gold
  96. Sunday 26th November 2017 at 12:55pm on Gold
  97. Sunday 26th November 2017 at 5:35pm on Gold
  98. Thursday 25th January 2018 at 8:40pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
Patrick Murray Mickey Pearce
Guest cast
Diane Langton June 'Juney' Snell
Oona Kirsch Debbie
Nula Conwell Maureen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)
Lala Lloyd Old lady in newsagent
Ben Davis Jason
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Susan Belbin Director
Ray Butt Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Eric Walmsley Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

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