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 6, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Friday at 8:40pm.

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

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    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
    John Jarvis Editor
    Graham Taylor Editor
    John Sullivan Composer
    Mark Sevant Production Designer
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