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 6 is repeated on Gold today at 7:05pm.

Series 6, Episode 1 - Yuppy Love

Del has gone all high-powered and trendy in an attempt to adopt a yuppy image. Rodney is unimpressed as his attention is focused on getting his computer diploma at night school.

Further details

Del has just seen the film Wall Street and decided the upwardly-mobile lifestyle is for him. The camel-hair coat is out, and in comes a smart new image. Green mackintosh, mobile phone, aluminium briefcase, but the yellow van remains.

Del even wants to buy the flat off the council and sell it for a fast buck.

Rodney, meanwhile, has decided to complete a computing diploma course at the Adult Education Centre. It's there that he meets a beautiful posh sort called Cassandra, who learns his name from the tag Del pencilled into his raincoat (for a giggle).

Del and Trig ditch The Nag's Head in favour of propping up a wine bar. The rest is comedy gold. Rodney and the boys head to a club, where Rodders amazes the others by dancing with a stand-offish posh bird: Cassandra.

After their dance-floor dalliance, Cassandra offers Rodney a lift home. Unfortunately, Mickey Pearce tags along and manages to undermine Rodney's confidence more than ever.

Notes

This episode features one of the most celebrated scenes in sitcom history, with Del falling through an open bar hatch.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 8th January 1989
Time
7:15pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
50 minutes

Repeats

  1. Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 10:10am on Gold
  2. Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 3:10pm on Gold

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Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
Patrick Murray Mickey Pearce
Gwyneth Strong Cassandra
Guest cast
Steven Woodcock Jevon
Francesca Brill Emma
William Thomas Barman
Diana Katis Dale
Laura Jackson Marsha
Tracy Clark Girl at disco
Hazel McBride Snobby girl
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Graham Lough Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

Video

Del Boy Falls Through The Bar

Del Boy's fall through the bar has become one of the most celebrated sitcom scenes ever.

Featuring: David Jason (Del), Roger Lloyd-Pack (Trigger).

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