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Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

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Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.


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Series cast summary:
 Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter / ... (65 episodes, 1981-2003)
 Rodney Trotter (65 episodes, 1981-2003)
 Trigger (39 episodes, 1981-2003)
Buster Merryfield ...
 Uncle Albert Trotter (37 episodes, 1985-1996)
John Challis ...
 Boycie (33 episodes, 1981-2003)
Kenneth MacDonald ...
 Mike Fisher (30 episodes, 1983-1996)


Hugely successful British comedy about of two streetwise London brothers: Del (Derek) and Rodney Trotter. In early years they shared their council flat with 'Grandad' (until the death of actor 'Lennard Pierce') later to be replaced by 'Uncle Albert', a WWII Navy veteran with an anecdote for any occasion. Del and Rodney are best described as lovable and harmless black market traders; they buy and (try to) sell almost anything and many an episode is based around some faulty/stolen stock bought by Del. As with other comedies from writer John Sullivan, the humor is devilishly engineered so as not to telegraph the jokes before the punchlines and there's always a strong cast of support characters. The series has won countless awards and ratings battles. Written by Rob Hartill

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Release Date:

8 September 1981 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mućke  »

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In July, 1983 a technicians' strike at the BBC temporarily caused programs to be canceled, creating holes in the schedule. The BBC had to find repeats to fill the gap, and the show's second series was chosen as one of them. More than seven million tuned in, an impressive number for midsummer season, when TV audiences usually drop off. This saved the show from cancellation, to the great relief of the cast, because the show had been granted the chance to grow. John Sullivan was asked to write a third and fourth series. See more »


In Mother Natures Son, when the Trotter's check in to the hotel in Brighton, the porter is carrying Del Boy's leopard skin suitcase. This however, is the same suitcase that was stolen previously in Miami Twice Part 2. See more »


Del Boy: Oh, no, Raquel. You must never lose sight of your dream! When I was 18, I decided I was gonna be a millionaire by the time I was 21.
Raquel Turner: Really?
Del Boy: Yep... and when I was 21, I said I'd be a millionaire by the time I was 30... and when I was 30...
[referring to the biscuits]
Del Boy: Fancy a Jammy-Dodger?
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The Greatest British Sitcom in History!
19 November 1999 | by (Broken Arrow, Ok) – See all my reviews

`Only Fools and Horses' is by far the most funniest, original, and well developed British Comedy ever. Myself being a British citizen, I have to say that there is no other funnier show. Derrick "DelBoy" Trotter and his brother Rodney are put together, two of the funniest British actors to ever grace the Television screen. While there were many visual jokes on-screen, there were also many verbal assaults and comments that made this show legendary. Famous mostly for it's Cockney accents and truly original characters, this show was the Best of the Best. Even though it ended sadly in 1991, you can still buy the shows on video and watch them over and over again. They never grow old.

Out of 10.......11/10!

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