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 10:50am.

Series 6 - The Jolly Boys' Outing

It's the Nags Head's annual jamboree down to Margate and the Trotters head for the seaside. But with Rodney getting arrested and the coach blowing up the trip is hardly a bundle of laughs...

Further details

Cassandra organises a dinner party, inviting her 'yuppie' boss and his wife in the hope of getting a promotion. Del and Uncle Albert soon arrive to put their feet firmly in their mouths and ruin the chances of that.

Despite it being Rodney and Cassandra's first wedding anniversary, Rodders agrees to go on the annual Jolly Boys' Outing to Margate.

The outing goes as well as can be expected considering the coach driver passes out, Rodney gets arrested, and the radio bought from Trotters Independent Traders blows up their transport.

Forced to stay the night by this twist of fate, Del encounters his lost love Raquel, who is now working as a magician's assistant in an iffy nightclub.

As one Trotter rekindles his love life, the other returns to find Cassandra entertaining her boss at home. Punching first, and asking questions letter, Rodney blows it. Again.


The special closing titles theme for this episode was written and performed by Chas & Dave.

Broadcast details

Monday 25th December 1989
85 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Jason Del
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
    Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
    Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
    Patrick Murray Mickey Pearce
    Paul Barber Denzil
    John Challis Boycie
    Sue Holderness Marlene
    Tessa Peake-Jones Raquel
    Gwyneth Strong Cassandra
    Kenneth MacDonald Mike
    Guest cast
    Steven Woodcock Jevon
    Roy Heather Sid
    Wanda Ventham Pamela Parry
    Denis Lill Alan Parry
    Steve Alder Eddie
    Del Baker Policeman
    Bridget Erin Bates Inga
    Robin Driscoll The Great Raymondo
    Roy Evans Harry
    Dawn Funnell Helen
    Gail Harrison Joanne
    Daniel Hill Steven
    Rosalind Knight Mrs. Creswell
    Katharine Page Mrs. Baker
    Jake Wood Trainee
    Daniel LeCoutre Actor
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Tony Dow Director
    Gareth Gwenlan Producer
    John Jarvis Editor
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    John Sullivan Composer
    John Anderson Production Designer
    Lee Gibson Singer

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