Only Fools and Horses

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  • TV-PG
  • 1981
  • 9 Seasons
  • 9.0  (55,144)

Only Fools and Horses is a British sitcom that originally aired on BBC One from 1981 to 2003. The show follows the hilarious adventures of two brothers, Del Boy and Rodney Trotter, as they navigate the streets of Peckham in South London. The show is widely regarded as one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time and features an iconic cast that includes David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lennard Pearce, Buster Merryfield, Roger Lloyd-Pack, John Challis, Kenneth MacDonald, Paul Barber, Patrick Murray, Sue Holderness, Gwyneth Strong, and Tessa Peake-Jones.

David Jason stars as Derek "Del Boy" Trotter, a fast-talking, street-smart market trader, who is always on the lookout for his next big deal. Del Boy is the ultimate wheeler-dealer, and his catchphrase "lovely jubbly" has become synonymous with the character. Nicholas Lyndhurst plays Del Boy's younger brother, Rodney Trotter, who is less streetwise than Del Boy but just as funny. Rodney is often the voice of reason for Del Boy, but he can often be persuaded to go along with his big brother's schemes.

Lennard Pearce played Grandad, Del Boy and Rodney's elderly and irritable grandfather who often gets caught up in their shenanigans. Buster Merryfield joined the cast in later seasons as Uncle Albert, Grandad's brother who was a former sailor and often regaled the Trotter brothers with tales from his seafaring days. Roger Lloyd-Pack played Trigger, Del Boy's dim-witted friend who often supplied him with dodgy goods. John Challis played Boycie, a slimy and conniving businessman who was often Del Boy's rival.

Kenneth MacDonald played Mike, the landlord of the Nag's Head pub, which was a frequent haunt of the Trotter brothers. Paul Barber played Denzil, one of Del Boy's employees, who often got caught up in Del Boy's schemes. Patrick Murray played Mickey Pearce, Denzil's best friend and another one of Del Boy's employees.

Sue Holderness played Marlene, Boycie's wife, who was very flirtatious with Del Boy. Gwyneth Strong played Cassandra, Rodney's wife, who was his childhood sweetheart but came from a wealthy family that disapproved of Rodney. Tessa Peake-Jones played Raquel, Del Boy's later love interest, who was a singer and dancer.

One of the most memorable episodes of Only Fools and Horses was "The Jolly Boys' Outing," which saw Del Boy and his friends take a trip to Margate for the day. The episode was a classic and featured hilarious scenes of the group riding on a faulty rollercoaster and getting stuck on a cable car.

Another memorable episode was "A Royal Flush," which saw Del Boy and Rodney buy a priceless antique watch and then get invited to a high-society event at an exclusive club. The episode featured some of the show's funniest moments and showcased the comedic genius of the cast.

Overall, Only Fools and Horses is a timeless comedy classic that is loved by audiences of all ages. The show is a perfect blend of slapstick humor, witty one-liners, and heartwarming moments, and its characters have become beloved icons of British television.

Only Fools and Horses is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 1981.

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Sleepless In Peckham
3. Sleepless In Peckham
December 25, 2003
With the bankruptcy court ordering the family home in Nelson Mandela house to be auctioned, the Trotters' financial nightmare is fast approaching meltdown.
Strangers On The Shore
2. Strangers On The Shore
December 25, 2002
With the bankruptcy court ordering the family home in Nelson Mandela house to be auctioned, the Trotters' financial nightmare is fast approaching meltdown.
If They Could See Us Now!
1. If They Could See Us Now!
December 25, 2001
The Trotters have lost all their money due to investment in the Central American Markets.
Where to Watch Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses is available for streaming on the BBC one website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Only Fools and Horses on demand at Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 1981
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0  (55,144)