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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 2, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 9:20pm.

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?

Full synopsis

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

Thursday 21st March 1985
30 minutes


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

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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