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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 4, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold today at 2:20pm.

Series 4, Episode 3 - Hole In One

In the middle of the worst, wettest winter in memory, all the brothers have to flog is sun-tan lotion. Things are looking grim until Uncle Albert falls down the cellar hatch at the Nag's Head: a big compensation package could set them up nicely. Unfortunately, Del's unaware of Albert's past...

Full synopsis

The Trotters have fallen on hard times, largely due to Rodney's £500 investment in sun-tan lotion during one of the worst winters ever seen.

To make things worse, the deep-fat fryer they sold to Mike, landlord of The Nag's Head, is on the blink and the tension brings Del and Rodney to boiling point. But throughout all this trouble, Uncle Albert, who Rodders blames for their bad luck, keeps telling them that something will turn up.

As Albert leaves the pub, he falls through an open cellar door, and the Trotters quickly come up with a way to get some cash - by suing the pub for compensation.

Albert's accident claim finally makes it to court, but to the brothers' shock, it appears that their Uncle has already sought 15 identical damages claims going back to 1944! Their case gets chucked out, and Albert admits he was using some parachuting tricks he learnt during the war to try and help Del and Rodney pay for Grandad's headstone.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 7th March 1985
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 8:40pm on Gold
  2. Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 2:20pm on Gold

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Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Kenneth MacDonald Mike
Guest cast
Nula Conwell Maureen (Barmaid at Nag's Head)
Colin Jeavons Solly Attwell (Solicitor)
Dennis Ramsden Judge
Andrew Tourell Mr. Gerrard
James Woolley Mr. Fraser
Michael Roberts Cockney
Les Rawlings Court Clerk
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Susan Belbin Director
Ray Butt Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Booth Editor
Eric Walmsley Production Designer

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