The Story Of... Only Fools & Horses. Image shows from L to R: David Jason, Tessa Peake-Jones. Copyright: North One Television
The Story Of... Only Fools & Horses

The Story Of... Only Fools & Horses

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2017
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Six-part documentary series looking at sitcom Only Fools & Horses. Features David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Tessa Peake-Jones, Gwyneth Strong, John Challis and more.

  • Episode 5 repeated tomorrow at 9:30am on Gold

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6 - Family Matters

Family Matters looks back at the roles of Grandad and Uncle Albert and explores how over the years, the family expanded to include wives, partners and children.

Preview clips

Further details

Family Matters looks back at the roles of Grandad and Uncle Albert and explores how over the years, the family expanded to include wives, partners and children. The final episode looks back at John Sullivan's other great comedy work including Citizen Smith and Rock & Chips. And as well as discovering a deleted scene, there is also a lost episode which has never been shown on British TV before featuring Del, Rodney and Grandad.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
60 minutes


  1. Sunday 26th May 2024 at 10:00am on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 4th October 2017 7:30pm Gold
Sunday 8th October 2017 5:05pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 26th November 2017 7:55pm Gold
Sunday 31st December 2017 1:55pm Gold
Sunday 31st December 2017 6:35pm Gold
Sunday 31st December 2017 9:10pm Gold
Thursday 27th September 2018 9:00pm Gold
Friday 28th September 2018 12:35pm Gold
Friday 28th September 2018 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 30th September 2018 4:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th November 2018 9:00pm Yesterday
Monday 31st December 2018 11:30am Gold
Monday 31st December 2018 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 1st January 2019 1:15pm Gold
Saturday 2nd March 2019 8:00pm Gold
Sunday 3rd March 2019 1:45pm Gold
Friday 8th March 2019 2:15pm Gold
Sunday 9th June 2019 11:59pm Yesterday
Monday 15th July 2019 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 31st December 2019 8:20am Gold
Sunday 5th January 2020 8:00am Gold
Thursday 21st May 2020 8:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 11th October 2020 7:15am Gold
Monday 12th October 2020 7:20am Gold
Sunday 3rd January 2021 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 5th January 2021 7:25am Gold
Sunday 26th September 2021 1:20am Gold
Monday 27th September 2021 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 28th September 2021 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 29th September 2021 2:20pm Gold
Saturday 26th February 2022 9:15am Gold
Sunday 27th February 2022 8:40am Gold
Sunday 29th May 2022 8:35am Gold
Saturday 11th June 2022 7:10am Gold
Saturday 2nd July 2022 10:25am Gold
Sunday 3rd July 2022 9:00am Gold
Saturday 30th July 2022 10:00am Gold
Saturday 22nd July 2023 2:30am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason (as Sir David Jason) Self
Nicholas Lyndhurst Self
Tessa Peake-Jones Self
Gwyneth Strong Self
John Challis Self
Sue Holderness Self
Tony Dow Self
Jonathan Ross Self
Danny Baker Self
Michael Grade (as Lord Grade) Self
Graham Linehan Self
Steve Clark Self
Terence Stamp Narrator
Guest cast
Chris Wadsworth Self
Perry Aghajanoff Self
James Buckley Self
Wanda Ventham Self
Denis Lill Self
Dick Clement Self
Ian La Frenais Self
Paul Nicholas Self
Robert Daws Self
John Sullivan Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Sean Doherty Director
Sean Doherty Series Producer
Nigel Alred Producer
John Quinn Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Jim Sullivan Executive Producer
Tom Savage Editor
Jon Stapleton Director of Photography


Only Fools And Horses unseen episode License to Drill

A rare clip of an unseen episode, License To Drill, which features Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad discussing Del's latest venture - an oil rig.

Featuring: Sir David Jason.

Only Fools And Horses and The Two Ronnies gag

An antibiotic gag written by John Sullivan was so good it was used in both Only Fools and Horses, and The Two Ronnies.

Featuring: Perry Aghajanoff.

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