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

Only Fools And Horses

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1981 - 2003
  • 64 episodes (7 series)

Sitcom about two market traders, Del Boy and his brother Rodney. Stars David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Lennard Pearce, Roger Lloyd Pack and more.

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Series 5, Episode 3 - The Longest Night

While out shopping at Top-Buys, the Trotters are taken to the supermarket manager's office believing that they have won a prize. Instead, they are held hostage when an armed robbery goes wrong.

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Further details

Del, Rodney, and Albert are apprehended as shoplifters by an overzealous security guard at the Top Buy Supermarket. And things get worse when they're taken to the manager's office and realise that they've lost their receipt for the goods.

Shortly after, Tom the security guard brings a cocky shoplifter, Lennox Gilbey, into the manager's office, where he promptly pulls out a gun and demands money from the safe.

Unluckily for Lennox, the safe is on a time-lock and due to the dodgy watch he's wearing, he's a good hour later than he planned - and the safe doesn't open again until 8am the next morning.

After being held hostage throughout the night, Lennox realises that he knew Del when he was a kid. By preying on the would-be robber's guilty conscience, Del persuades Lennox to reveal that the plan was hatched by Tom and the supermarket manager to get at the £60,000 stored in the safe.

The three accomplices beg Del not to go to the police, and instead, he arranges for Lennox to get a job as security guard at the supermarket after Tom's impending retirement - he also makes sure he wins a £1,000 prize as the millionth customer in the store.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 14th September 1986
Time
8:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 29th January 2022 at 12:00pm on Gold
  2. Sunday 30th January 2022 at 9:50am on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th May 2011 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 5th July 2011 8:30pm Gold
Wednesday 6th July 2011 7:20pm Gold
Friday 22nd July 2011 2:40pm BBC1
Friday 9th September 2011 11:20pm Gold
Saturday 10th September 2011 7:20pm Gold
Saturday 3rd December 2011 6:00pm Gold
Sunday 4th December 2011 12:25pm Gold
Friday 9th December 2011 2:40pm BBC1
Tuesday 20th March 2012 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 21st March 2012 2:00pm Gold
Sunday 22nd April 2012 8:20pm Gold
Monday 23rd April 2012 3:45pm Gold
Saturday 28th April 2012 6:20pm Gold
Sunday 29th April 2012 2:20pm Gold
Friday 15th June 2012 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 16th June 2012 7:00pm Gold
Monday 6th August 2012 5:50pm Gold
Tuesday 7th August 2012 12:40pm Gold
Saturday 18th August 2012 2:40pm Gold
Monday 24th September 2012 2:40pm BBC1
Sunday 30th September 2012 1:40pm Gold
Monday 26th November 2012 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 27th November 2012 2:20pm Gold
Friday 22nd February 2013 2:45pm BBC1
Monday 8th April 2013 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 1st June 2013 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 2nd June 2013 5:30pm Gold
Wednesday 5th June 2013 5:40pm Gold
Thursday 6th June 2013 1:00pm Gold
Friday 26th July 2013 3:30pm BBC1
Tuesday 27th August 2013 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2013 11:30am Gold
Thursday 21st November 2013 9:00pm Gold
Friday 22nd November 2013 5:20pm Gold
Wednesday 5th March 2014 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 6th March 2014 12:55pm Gold
Saturday 26th April 2014 7:30pm Gold
Sunday 27th April 2014 2:30pm Gold
Wednesday 25th June 2014 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th June 2014 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 20th August 2014 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st August 2014 5:20pm Gold
Tuesday 21st October 2014 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 4:40pm Gold
Saturday 30th May 2015 12:50pm Gold
Friday 5th June 2015 6:20pm Gold
Saturday 6th June 2015 10:50am Gold
Monday 29th June 2015 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th June 2015 1:40pm Gold
Saturday 29th August 2015 6:50pm Gold
Sunday 30th August 2015 12:00pm Gold
Monday 2nd November 2015 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 2:40pm Gold
Sunday 15th November 2015 10:00am Gold
Monday 28th December 2015 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 29th December 2015 3:20pm Gold
Monday 8th February 2016 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 9th February 2016 12:40pm Gold
Tuesday 29th March 2016 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 30th March 2016 2:00pm Gold
Saturday 7th May 2016 6:20pm Gold
Sunday 8th May 2016 4:20pm Gold
Saturday 4th June 2016 4:40pm Gold
Sunday 5th June 2016 2:10pm Gold
Tuesday 14th June 2016 6:30pm Gold
Saturday 30th July 2016 11:40am Gold
Saturday 30th July 2016 3:40pm Gold
Saturday 27th August 2016 9:40am Gold
Saturday 27th August 2016 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 28th September 2016 7:55pm Gold
Thursday 29th September 2016 1:40pm Gold
Sunday 16th October 2016 5:35pm Gold
Sunday 16th October 2016 8:15pm Gold
Sunday 20th November 2016 7:00pm Gold
Monday 21st November 2016 3:00pm Gold
Saturday 10th December 2016 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th December 2016 4:00pm Gold
Friday 30th December 2016 8:00am Gold
Saturday 14th January 2017 4:00pm Gold
Sunday 15th January 2017 1:20pm Gold
Sunday 5th February 2017 6:00pm Gold
Monday 6th February 2017 11:40am Gold
Saturday 18th February 2017 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 19th February 2017 11:55am Gold
Saturday 18th March 2017 7:00pm Gold
Sunday 19th March 2017 4:50pm Gold
Tuesday 28th March 2017 8:40pm Gold
Monday 17th April 2017 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 18th April 2017 11:35am Gold
Saturday 13th May 2017 1:10pm Gold
Thursday 24th August 2017 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th August 2017 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 6th September 2017 12:40pm Gold
Wednesday 6th September 2017 5:10pm Gold
Tuesday 19th September 2017 4:45pm Gold
Tuesday 19th September 2017 10:50pm Gold
Wednesday 4th October 2017 11:30pm Gold
Thursday 5th October 2017 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 5th October 2017 9:25pm Gold
Friday 6th October 2017 2:00pm Gold
Saturday 21st October 2017 12:00pm Gold
Saturday 21st October 2017 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 30th December 2017 8:50am Gold
Saturday 30th December 2017 3:00pm Gold
Saturday 13th January 2018 12:50pm Gold
Saturday 13th January 2018 6:50pm Gold
Friday 2nd March 2018 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 3rd March 2018 11:50am Gold
Saturday 5th May 2018 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 6th May 2018 12:20pm Gold
Sunday 10th June 2018 3:40pm Gold
Sunday 10th June 2018 6:50pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th July 2018 6:20pm Gold
Friday 13th July 2018 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 14th July 2018 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 28th July 2018 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 29th July 2018 12:30pm Gold
Tuesday 4th September 2018 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 5th September 2018 2:30pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 20th October 2018 1:35pm Gold
Saturday 20th October 2018 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th November 2018 4:05pm Gold
Thursday 29th November 2018 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 29th December 2018 7:15am Gold
Saturday 29th December 2018 1:00pm Gold
Monday 7th January 2019 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 8th January 2019 2:00pm Gold
Friday 5th April 2019 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 6th April 2019 3:55pm Gold
Saturday 25th May 2019 6:40pm Gold
Sunday 26th May 2019 3:10pm Gold
Friday 14th June 2019 3:00pm Gold
Friday 14th June 2019 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 15th June 2019 5:05pm Gold
Sunday 16th June 2019 4:15pm Gold
Saturday 20th July 2019 4:30pm Gold
Saturday 20th July 2019 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 12th October 2019 12:20pm Gold
Saturday 12th October 2019 7:00pm Gold
Wednesday 16th October 2019 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 17th October 2019 5:00pm Gold
Monday 30th December 2019 5:00pm Gold
Tuesday 31st December 2019 12:00pm Gold
Sunday 19th January 2020 11:20am Gold
Sunday 19th January 2020 4:00pm Gold
Saturday 7th March 2020 12:15pm Gold
Saturday 7th March 2020 5:15pm Gold
Sunday 8th March 2020 9:50am Gold
Saturday 18th April 2020 11:15am Gold
Saturday 18th April 2020 3:15pm Gold
Sunday 19th April 2020 10:40am Gold
Monday 4th May 2020 9:00am Gold
Monday 4th May 2020 2:20pm Gold
Monday 4th May 2020 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 4th July 2020 11:00am Gold
Saturday 4th July 2020 3:30pm Gold
Sunday 5th July 2020 9:40am Gold
Sunday 16th August 2020 11:10am Gold
Sunday 16th August 2020 3:10pm Gold
Sunday 16th August 2020 7:10pm Gold
Monday 17th August 2020 9:40am Gold
Saturday 22nd August 2020 11:15am Gold
Saturday 22nd August 2020 3:15pm Gold
Saturday 22nd August 2020 7:15pm Gold
Tuesday 25th August 2020 9:00am Gold
Tuesday 25th August 2020 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th August 2020 7:00pm Gold
Sunday 6th September 2020 11:00am Gold
Sunday 6th September 2020 3:40pm Gold
Saturday 26th September 2020 2:40pm Gold
Sunday 27th September 2020 9:40am Gold
Sunday 27th September 2020 12:55pm Gold
Saturday 31st October 2020 12:20pm Gold
Saturday 31st October 2020 4:20pm Gold
Saturday 31st October 2020 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 1st November 2020 10:00am Gold
Sunday 29th November 2020 11:00am Gold
Sunday 29th November 2020 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 29th November 2020 7:00pm Gold
Monday 30th November 2020 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 29th December 2020 9:15pm Gold
Wednesday 30th December 2020 3:30am Gold
Wednesday 30th December 2020 3:55pm Gold
Saturday 9th January 2021 11:00am Gold
Saturday 9th January 2021 3:00pm Gold
Monday 25th January 2021 8:20am Gold
Monday 25th January 2021 2:20pm Gold
Monday 25th January 2021 7:00pm Gold
Sunday 7th February 2021 3:15pm Gold
Monday 8th February 2021 1:00pm Gold
Saturday 8th May 2021 10:20am Gold
Saturday 8th May 2021 6:20pm Gold
Sunday 6th June 2021 1:50pm Gold
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Monday 14th June 2021 9:20am Gold
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Saturday 10th July 2021 12:15pm Gold
Saturday 10th July 2021 5:55pm Gold
Wednesday 1st September 2021 9:20am Gold
Wednesday 1st September 2021 12:40pm Gold
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Tuesday 21st September 2021 1:00pm Gold
Saturday 16th October 2021 1:40pm Gold
Saturday 16th October 2021 5:40pm Gold
Sunday 17th October 2021 10:15am Gold
Saturday 13th November 2021 1:55pm Gold
Saturday 13th November 2021 7:20pm Gold
Sunday 14th November 2021 1:35pm Gold
Tuesday 28th December 2021 8:30pm Gold
Wednesday 29th December 2021 8:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Guest cast
John Bardon Tom Clarke (Head of Security)
Max Harvey Mr. Peterson (Manager)
Vas Blackwood Lennox Gilbey
Jeanne Mockford Kiosk staffer
Catherine Clarke Checkout girl
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Ray Butt Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Mark Sevant Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

Video

You Plonker

The Trotters are held hostage when an armed robbery goes wrong.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: David Jason (Del) & Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney).

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