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Series 1, Episode 4 - We Love Only Fools And Horses

Only Fools And Horses. Image shows from L to R: Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield), Del (David Jason), Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst). Copyright: BBC
A joyous celebration and nostalgic look back at arguably Britain's all-time favourite sitcom.

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We all love Only Fools And Horses, and in this celebrity-packed, 90-minute tribute featuring classic archive material, we meet the insiders to find out exactly why this sitcom is one of the most successful TV shows of all time.

Celebrity fans including Jonathan Ross, Theo Paphitis, John Thomson, Paul Whitehouse, Nina Wadia, Jamie Borthwick, and Martin and Shirlie Kemp talk about why they love the show as they reminisce about watching the Trotters' exploits, and how it affected their own lives and careers.

We also hear from the crew, and get firsthand insight into how such classic comedy moments were devised and executed - including the iconic chandelier scene, the bar fall, Batman and Robin and the watch auction, to name but a few.

Plus the story behind some of the show's famous catchphrases, and how the lead characters' outfits were chosen.

At the heart of the show was the relationship between its two leads, ably supported by Grandad and then Uncle Albert: we find out what made these actors and characters click from the people who were there and the people who loved to watch them. Complete with behind-the-scenes unguarded moments and some hilarious bloopers, this is a joyous celebration and nostalgic look back at arguably Britain's all-time favourite sitcom.


This episode is also sometimes billed as Only Fools And Horses: Britain's Favourite Sitcom.

Broadcast details

Sunday 27th December 2020
Channel 5
90 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd January 2021 6:30pm C5
Tuesday 1st June 2021 10:00pm CC Extra
Sunday 6th June 2021 12:15am CC Extra
Saturday 14th August 2021 8:30pm C5
Saturday 3rd September 2022 6:30pm C5
Saturday 17th June 2023 6:10pm C5

Cast & crew

Stephen Mangan Narrator
Guest cast
Nina Wadia Self
Jonathan Ross Self
John Thomson Self
Martin Kemp Self
Shirlie Kemp Self
Paul Whitehouse Self
Sharon Marshall Self
Tony Dow Self
Steve Clark Self
Alison Rickman Self
Theo Paphitis Self
Perry Aghajanoff Self
Phoebe De Gaye Self
Jamie Borthwick Self
Rob Clark Self
John Sullivan Self (Archive Material)
Nicholas Lyndhurst Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Tom Hopgood Director
Emma Clarke Executive Producer
Matt Crook Executive Producer
Tom Hopgood Producer
Simon Horobin Editor
Alex Rook Graphics


We Love Only Fools And Horses

A celebration of one of the most successful TV shows.

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