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 today at 9:05am.

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Del is offered a business opportunity that he finds difficult to turn down. To accept would mean emigrating to Australia and leaving the family behind. What should he do?

Further details

Del's old business partner from the 1960s, Jumbo Mills, returns to the UK shores to strike a deal with Boycie, and ends up rubbing everyone up the wrong way in The Nag's Head.

Jumbo has made himself rich Down Under, after leaving rainy London for Australia with Del Boy's last £200. In an attempt to pay back this debt 'with interest', Jumbo asks Del to become the face of his new import business - but it means a move to Australia for the Trotter family.

After making sure Rodney and Albert have a place in Oz, Del Boy agrees to join Jumbo's firm, but things don't go as smoothly as hoped. Tired of wandering the globe, Albert decides he wants to end his days in Peckham, and it looks like Rodney's criminal record has put paid to his dream trip.

Regardless of this, Del still seems keen to go, but when he picks up the phone to confirm the plan to Jumbo, he politely turns him down - reluctantly admitting that blood is thicker than water.

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th October 1986
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 8th May 2021 at 12:20pm on Gold
  2. Saturday 8th May 2021 at 8:20pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
John Challis Boycie
Kenneth MacDonald Mike
Guest cast
Nick Stringer 'Jumbo' Mills
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer

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