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 7, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 10:15am.

Series 4, Episode 2 - Strained Relations

It's Grandad's funeral. His brother, Uncle Albert, attempts to comfort Rodney, who's distraught and disgusted with the rest of the family's jovial manner. But it's soon Del who's in a black mood, when Albert's side of the family disappear without him...

Further details

While the Trotter brothers try to cope with their Grandad's unexpected death, his funeral provides a surprise addition to their flat in Mandela House.

Among the mourners - who have come from as far away as North London - are Del's cousins Jean and Stan, and they're accompanied by Grandad Trotter's brother, Uncle Albert.

During the wake at the flat, Rodney seems disturbed by the jovial behaviour and good humour of the mourners. To distract himself he listens to salty old sea dog Albert's stories of his exploits in the Navy.

As the wake comes to an end, it appears that Jean and Stan have neglected to take Albert home with them to North London, so Del decides to let him stay the night. The next day it appears that Jean and Stan have gone for good and want nothing to do with Albert. Despite feeling sorry for the old man, Del is reluctant to let him stay and ships Albert off to the Seaman's Mission.

It's not long before Albert returns to the flat, as the Seaman's mission has been razed to the ground. So Del reluctantly lets the old boy move in, and a new era begins for the Trotters.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th February 1985
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Roger Lloyd Pack Trigger
John Challis Boycie
Guest cast
John Pennington Vicar
Nula Conwell Maureen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)
Maureen Sweeney Cousin Jean
Mike Kemp Cousin Stan
Lala Lloyd Old lady in cemetery
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Susan Belbin Director
Ray Butt Producer

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