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 4, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 9am.

Series 6, Episode 3 - Chain Gang

When offered the deal of the century by a new acquaintance, Del puts together a consortium to help purchase a suitcase full of gold chains. Predictably, the plan goes catastrophically wrong.

Further details

Del strikes up a cushty deal with a retired jewellery dealer called Arnie. When a case of 18-carat gold chains is offered to him, Del agrees buy them to the tune of £12,500.

Despite Rodney's objections, Derek ropes Mike, Boycie, Trigger, Albert and... Rodney into a consortium in which no-one can lose.

A spanner is thrown into the works when Arnie collapses at a business lunch, seemingly struck by a heart-attack. The ambulance whisks him away, with both the jewellery and twelve-and-a-half grand still on his person.

Despite being dead, some days later, Rodney spots Arnie collapsing and being whisked away from another restaurant.

They've been had, but no-one pulls a fast one quicker than the Trotters and revenge is the only dish on the menu when Arnie dines with Denzil's siblings!

Broadcast details

Sunday 22nd January 1989
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Roger Lloyd Pack Trigger
Paul Barber Denzil
John Challis Boycie
Gwyneth Strong Cassandra
Kenneth MacDonald Mike
Guest cast
Philip McGough Arnie
Mick Oliver Otto
Frank Coda Mario
Peter Rutherford Grayson
Steve Fortune Gary
Sam Howard Steven
Marie Lorraine Woman in restaurant
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer

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