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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 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...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 7th March 1985
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Ratings
13.4 million viewers

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.

Repeats

  1. Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 21.20 on Gold
  2. Thursday 30th June 2011 at 17.20 on Gold
  3. Tuesday 19th July 2011 at 14.10
  4. Wednesday 7th September 2011 at 22.40 on Gold
  5. Thursday 8th September 2011 at 19.20 on Gold
  6. Saturday 19th November 2011 at 20.00 on Gold
  7. Sunday 20th November 2011 at 13.40 on Gold
  8. Tuesday 6th December 2011 at 14.10
  9. Thursday 8th March 2012 at 21.20 on Gold
  10. Friday 9th March 2012 at 15.20 on Gold
  11. Saturday 21st April 2012 at 17.40 on Gold
  12. Sunday 22nd April 2012 at 13.40 on Gold
  13. Thursday 7th June 2012 at 21.00 on Gold
  14. Friday 8th June 2012 at 19.00 on Gold
  15. Sunday 29th July 2012 at 17.20 on Gold
  16. Monday 30th July 2012 at 12.40 on Gold
  17. Wednesday 19th September 2012 at 14.10
  18. Sunday 23rd September 2012 at 13.00 on Gold
  19. Tuesday 13th November 2012 at 20.20 on Gold
  20. Wednesday 14th November 2012 at 14.20 on Gold
  21. Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 14.15
  22. Monday 18th March 2013 at 21.00 on Gold
  23. Saturday 27th April 2013 at 19.40 on Gold
  24. Sunday 28th April 2013 at 15.40 on Gold
  25. Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 18.20 on Gold
  26. Thursday 30th May 2013 at 13.40 on Gold
  27. Tuesday 23rd July 2013 at 15.00
  28. Monday 19th August 2013 at 19.20 on Gold
  29. Tuesday 20th August 2013 at 12.10 on Gold
  30. Tuesday 5th November 2013 at 21.00 on Gold
  31. Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 17.20 on Gold
  32. Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 19.40 on Gold
  33. Thursday 27th February 2014 at 13.40 on Gold
  34. Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 19.20 on Gold
  35. Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at 14.20 on Gold
  36. Tuesday 17th June 2014 at 19.00 on Gold
  37. Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 15.00 on Gold
  38. Wednesday 6th August 2014 at 21.40 on Gold
  39. Thursday 7th August 2014 at 16.40 on Gold
  40. Wednesday 8th October 2014 at 20.00 on Gold
  41. Thursday 9th October 2014 at 17.30 on Gold
  42. Tuesday 30th December 2014 at 15.15 on Gold
  43. Wednesday 31st December 2014 at 08.45 on Gold
  44. Thursday 19th March 2015 at 21.10 on Gold
  45. Friday 20th March 2015 at 17.05 on Gold
  46. Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 19.40 on Gold
  47. Sunday 24th May 2015 at 12.05 on Gold
  48. Monday 15th June 2015 at 19.00 on Gold
  49. Tuesday 16th June 2015 at 13.20 on Gold
  50. Thursday 13th August 2015 at 19.40 on Gold
  51. Friday 14th August 2015 at 16.20 on Gold
  52. Saturday 15th August 2015 at 19.45 on Gold
  53. Sunday 16th August 2015 at 14.30 on Gold
  54. Monday 12th October 2015 at 20.00 on Gold
  55. Tuesday 13th October 2015 at 14.00 on Gold
  56. Saturday 14th November 2015 at 09.20 on Gold
  57. Monday 28th December 2015 at 16.40 on Gold
  58. Tuesday 29th December 2015 at 08.40 on Gold
  59. Thursday 28th January 2016 at 12.40 on Gold
  60. Thursday 28th January 2016 at 21.20 on Gold
  61. Monday 21st March 2016 at 20.40 on Gold
  62. Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 13.10 on Gold
  63. Saturday 7th May 2016 at 13.40 on Gold
  64. Sunday 8th May 2016 at 11.40 on Gold
  65. Saturday 4th June 2016 at 12.40 on Gold
  66. Sunday 5th June 2016 at 08.45 on Gold
  67. Sunday 24th July 2016 at 11.30 on Gold
  68. Sunday 24th July 2016 at 18.00 on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del (Trader)
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Kenneth MacDonald Mike (Landlord)
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
Eric Walmsley Production Design
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Booth Editor

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