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, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold today at 11:55am.

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

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