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.

1996 Christmas Trilogy, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold today at 1:50pm.

Series 4, Episode 5 - Sleeping Dogs Lie

When Boycie and Marlene fly off on holiday, Del and Rodney assume the mantle of dog-sitters. Rodney's convinced that Albert's brought his run of bad luck to the flat when 'little' Dukey appears comatose; what'll Marlene say if they've killed her beloved dog?

Further details

In an attempt to earn an easy £60 a week, Del persuades Boycie and Marlene to entrust him with the care of their dog, Duke, while they are away on holiday. He's more than a little shocked to discover that the puppy he was expecting is in fact a domineering Great Dane with a better diet than he has!

Whilst out on a walk, Rodney notices that the dog is a bit sluggish, and they decide to take it to the vet. Del and Rodney think that the dog may have eaten some reheated pork leftovers for breakfast, and they're quickly informed that Duke has probably got salmonella poisoning.

Much to their horror, the brothers discover that Albert's had the other half of the pork, and rush him to hospital. However, neither vet nor doctor can find anything wrong with their respective patients.

After a couple of days with no ill-effects occurring, Albert's discharged. When clearing out his effects, the doctor instructs Del not to let Albert bring any of his own medication into the hospital in future - inspecting the bottle, Rodney and Del Boy realise that they've managed to swap Duke's vitamin tablets and Albert's sleeping pills!

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 21st March 1985
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
    John Challis Boycie
    Sue Holderness Marlene
    Guest cast
    Linda Barr Dog owner
    Debbi Blythe Vet's receptionist
    John D. Collins Mr. Collins (Vet)
    Brian Jameson Doctor
    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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