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 5, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 9am.

Series 5, Episode 2 - The Miracle Of Peckham

In an effort to bolster the Church Roof Fund, Del "discovers" a miracle of his own and informs the world press.

Further details

Feeling guilty about his dodgy lifestyle, Del has a rare religious urge and heads to the confession booth of his local Catholic church to speak with Father O'Keith.

Whilst chatting with the Father, Del discovers that the local hospice, St Mary's, requires a £185,000 renovation or it will soon close. And as Derek and Rodney's mother and grandad were both cared for there, Del takes the charitable cause to his heart.

After his confession, Del is about to put some money into the Collection box when Father O'Keith cries out that the statue of the Virgin Mary is weeping holy tears.

Within moments, Del has persuaded the priest that this miracle needs publicising - something that could go a long way towards raising funds for St Mary's renovations. Father O'Keith reluctantly agrees, and Del gets Rodney to alert the national press.

As cameras and reporters arrive from all over the world, Del helps Father O'Keith collect the contributions from all those who wish to witness the miracle of the weeping virgin. It's only when the priest notices rain dripping from the roof of the church that Del Boy's full story is revealed...

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 7th September 1986
Time
8:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Friday 22nd January 2021 at 9:00am on Gold
  2. Friday 22nd January 2021 at 2:20pm on Gold
  3. Friday 22nd January 2021 at 7:00pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Guest cast
P. G. Stephens Father O'Keith
John Pierce Jones Biffo
Peter Wickham Australian Reporter
Carol Cleveland Sandra Potts (NBC Reporter)
James Richardson Man in Church
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Ray Butt Producer
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