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 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold today at 11:35am.

Series 5 - A Royal Flush

Rodney meets an upper-crust young lady selling paintings down the market and they instantly hit it off. However, when Del finds out that she's Lady Victoria of Malebury, whose father is a cousin of the Queen, he begins to plot the couple's wedding.

Further details

Rodney meets Vicky, a seemingly impoverished artist who it transpires is the daughter of the Duke of Maylebury, one of the Queen's second-cousins.

Having obtained a pair of tickets to the sold-out production of Carmen, Rodders seems to have deeply impressed Vicky. She is less taken by the sudden appearance of Del and his peroxide blonde dolly bird however - especially when they open the dolly mixture.

Vicky invites Rodney to a party at the Duke's country home, and it seems romance may be on the cards. But then Del Boy turns up, hits the vino-plonko and callously, drunkenly ruins everything for his little brother.


A full 15 minutes are cut from this episode's DVD release.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th December 1986
75 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
    Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
    Guest cast
    Roy Heather Sid
    Diane Langton June 'Juney' Snell
    Paul McDowell Man in market
    Sarah Duncan Victoria
    Andy Readman Policeman
    Robert Vahey Sleeping man
    Geoffrey Wilkinson Eric (Chauffeur)
    Alan Cody Ticket collector
    Christina Michaels Programme seller
    Robin Herford Man at opera
    Richenda Carey Woman at opera
    Gordon Salkilld (as Gordan Salkilld) St. John's Ambulance man
    Roger Davidson Mr. Dow
    Jack Hedley Henry, Duke of Malebury
    Peter Tuddenham Charles
    Arnold Peters Patterson (Butler)
    Ifor Gwynne-Davies Carter
    Kate Williams Mrs. Miles (Cook)
    Daphne Goddard Lady at dinner
    Stephen Riddle Giles
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Ray Butt Director
    Ray Butt Producer
    John Dunstan Editor
    Ed Wooden Editor
    John Wilkinson Editor
    John Sullivan Composer
    Mark Sevant Production Designer

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