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 4 - Tea For Three

When a pretty niece of Trigger's arrives in the Nag's Head, Del and Rodney indulge in a little sibling rivalry in an effort to win her fair hand. One of them, however, ends up doing a spot of unscheduled hang-gliding.

Further details

Trigger's young niece, Lisa, is staying with him for a while, and the scruffy young girl that Del and Rodney remember has now become a stunning 25 year-old woman.

Both Trotter brothers think they are in with a chance, and immediately begin competing for Lisa's affections. Despite almost coming to blows, Del and Rodney manage to invite Lisa round to the flat for tea, and she seems more than happy to accept.

In preparation for their date with Lisa, Del goes out to get some more 'Smash' and Rodney spends half-an-hour on the sunbed. Just before Del leaves for the shops, he notices Rodney has dozed off and whacks up the heat on the bed.

Much to Rodney's annoyance, he spends most of the evening nursing his bright red face, which has burnt under the ultra-violet rays, whilst Del and Lisa seem to be getting on really well. To exact his revenge, Rodders picks up on Lisa's mention of a hang-gliding trip, and as a surprise for his 46th birthday, he arranges for Del to have a go.

After offering to give her a lift back home to Winchester, Del and Rodney head off to meet Lisa's friends in a large hillside field. Not wanting to loose face, Del reluctantly agrees to try it out, and after launching himself into the air, he disappears for over 12 hours.

Eventually Del arrives back at the flat, having been hospitalised after crashing into a television transmitter in Redhill. It's only at this point that he and Rodney hear that Lisa is already engaged!

Broadcast details

Sunday 21st September 1986
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
    Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
    Kenneth MacDonald Mike
    Guest cast
    Geraldine Cowper (as Gerry Cowper) Lisa
    Mark Colleano Andy (Lisa's fiancé)
    Derek Price Drummer
    Ken Barker Actor
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Mandie Fletcher Director
    Ray Butt Producer
    John Jarvis Editor
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    John Sullivan Composer
    Mark Sevant Production Designer
    Fred Tomlinson Pianist
    Joan Baxter Singer

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