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 7, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 10:15am.

Series 6, Episode 5 - Sickness & Wealth

Del is reluctant to go to the doctor's with his "jippy" tummy. He's also suffering cash flow problems, and - unbeknownst to Rodney - the family face eviction from the flat. A chance comment from Albert could hold the solution; or it could make things far worse.

Further details

Del is having stomach pains. It could be his new fast-paced Yuppy lifestyle, or it could the eviction notice demanding three months worth of unpaid rent up front.

TITCO hasn't been doing well of late, and the pressure's on to raise the arrears before it's too late.

The solution presents itself in the shape of Uncle Albert's lady-friend Elsie Partridge, a former medium who used to donate thousands that she was paid for her services, to the Battersea Dogs' Home.

Del thinks it's a load of mumbo-jumbo, but sets up a seance room in The Nags Head. Albert, worried for Del's health, tells Elsie to say his Mum has contacted her asking him to go the doctor.

When Marlene falls pregnant, just as Elsie foresaw, Del takes heed and is prescribed with irritable bowl syndrome. When he gets home Rodney has another shock for him: he and Cassie are engaged.


Although he features prominently in some scenes of this episode, Roger Lloyd-Pack (Trigger) is not listed in the credits.

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th February 1989
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Roger Lloyd Pack Trigger
Patrick Murray Mickey Pearce
John Challis Boycie
Sue Holderness Marlene
Gwyneth Strong Cassandra
Kenneth MacDonald Mike
Guest cast
Andree Bernard Nervous Nerys
Steven Woodcock Jevon
Constance Chapman Elsie Partridge
Josephine Welcome Dr. Shaheed
Ewan Stewart Dr. Robbie Meadows
Ann Bryson Nurse
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer

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