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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Release Date:
8 September 1981 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires. Full summary »
Awards:
17 wins & 15 nominations See more »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 45)

David Jason ... Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter / ... (64 episodes, 1981-2003)

Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Rodney Trotter (64 episodes, 1981-2003)

Roger Lloyd Pack ... 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)
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Series Directed by
Tony Dow (24 episodes, 1988-2003)
Ray Butt (21 episodes, 1982-1987)
Susan Belbin (7 episodes, 1985)
Martin Shardlow (6 episodes, 1981)
Mandie Fletcher (4 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Writing credits
John Sullivan (64 episodes, 1981-2003)

Series Produced by
Ray Butt .... producer (38 episodes, 1981-1987)
Gareth Gwenlan .... producer (25 episodes, 1988-2003)
David Leonard .... assistant producer (12 episodes, 1985-1989)
John Sullivan .... executive producer / associate producer (10 episodes, 1991-2003)
Sue Longstaff .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1996)
Gail Evans .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Graham Jarvis (8 episodes, 1992-2003)
Robert Hartshorne (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Rhodes (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Jarvis (35 episodes, 1981-1996)
Mike Jackson (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Mike Taylor (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Dunstan (3 episodes, 1982-1991)
Chris Wadsworth (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Casting by
Dee Miller (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard McManan-Smith (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Eric Walmsley (7 episodes, 1985)
Mark Sevant (7 episodes, 1986)
Graham Lough (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Andy Dimond (6 episodes, 1982)
Tony Snoaden (5 episodes, 1981)
Donal Woods (5 episodes, 1992-1996)
Derek Evans (4 episodes, 1982)
Bryan Ellis (4 episodes, 1983)
Antony Thorpe (4 episodes, 1983)
Cynthia Kljuco (3 episodes, 1981)
David Hitchcock (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
Alison Rickman (7 episodes, 1989)
Nick Wilkinson (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Nick Harding (3 episodes, 1996)
Les McCallum (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bryony Foster (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Costume Design by
Robin Stubbs (22 episodes, 1986-1996)
Richard Winter (14 episodes, 1985-1989)
Anushia Nieradzik (8 episodes, 1982)
Dinah Collin (8 episodes, 1983)
Phoebe De Gaye (6 episodes, 1981)
Jacky Levy (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Pam Maddox (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christine Greenwood .... makeup designer (11 episodes, 1990-1993)
Shaunna Harrison .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1982)
Denise Baron .... makeup designer (8 episodes, 1983)
Linda McInnes .... makeup designer (7 episodes, 1985)
Elaine Smith .... makeup designer (7 episodes, 1986)
Pauline Cox .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1981)
Jean Steward .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Deanne Turner .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sylvia Thornton .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 1989)
Leri Misselbrook .... makeup designer / assistant makeup designer (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jules Yorke Moore .... assistant makeup designer / makeup designer (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Production Management
Andy Smith .... production manager (15 episodes, 1983-1985)
Janet Bone .... production manager (13 episodes, 1981-1982)
Adrian Pegg .... production manager (12 episodes, 1988-1991)
Sue Longstaff .... production manager (10 episodes, 1985-1992)
Sue Bysh .... production manager (8 episodes, 1982)
Angela De Chastelai Smith .... production manager (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gillian Anderson .... production manager (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tony Dow .... production manager (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Aurelia Thomas .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Brabbins .... third assistant director / second assistant director (5 episodes, 1996-2003)
Dominic Bowles .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1996)
David Reid .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1996)
Marcus Catlin .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Ben Harrison .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Art Department
Chris Ferriday .... properties buyer (15 episodes, 1981-1991)
Andrew Smee .... graphic designer (15 episodes, 1985-1991)
Malcolm Rougvie .... properties buyer (15 episodes, 1988-1992)
Peter Clayton .... graphic design / graphic designer (14 episodes, 1981-1982)
Roger Williams .... properties buyer (8 episodes, 1982-1986)
Fen Symonds .... graphic design / graphic designer (8 episodes, 1982)
Penny Rollinson .... properties buyer (8 episodes, 1983)
Mic Rolph .... graphic designer (8 episodes, 1983)
Maura Laverty .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1986)
Graham Bishop .... properties buyer (4 episodes, 1993-1996)
Marvin George .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul Roberts .... dubbing mixer / re-recording mixer (23 episodes, 1981-1983)
Dave Thompson .... studio sound / sound: studio / ... (23 episodes, 1982-1987)
Dennis Panchen .... film sound / sound recordist (19 episodes, 1981-1985)
Michael Spencer .... film sound / sound recordist (15 episodes, 1986-1993)
Alan Machin .... studio sound (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
John Mooney .... sound (9 episodes, 1986-1988)
John Taylor .... boom operator (8 episodes, 1981-1986)
Mike Felton .... studio sound / sound (7 episodes, 1981)
Michael Narduzzo .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 1990-1993)
Clive Derbyshire .... film sound (6 episodes, 1983)
Tony Philpot .... studio sound (5 episodes, 1986)
Nigel Woodford .... film sound (4 episodes, 1982)
Keith Gunn .... studio sound (4 episodes, 1983-1996)
Dave Brabants .... film sound (4 episodes, 1986)
Laurie Taylor .... sound supervisor / studio sound (4 episodes, 1993-2003)
Paul Bingley .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 1996)
Nasereen Chafekar .... post-production sound assistant (3 episodes, 1996)
Roger Long .... film sound (3 episodes, 1996)
Reg Mills .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Nick Roast .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
John Pritchard .... film sound (2 episodes, 1981)
Keith Mayes .... studio sound (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
John A. Parry .... film sound (2 episodes, 1989-1991)

Mark Weber .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Peter Kersey .... special effects (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Graham Brown .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Chris Lawson .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1989-2002)
Andy Lazell .... visual effects designer (2 episodes, 1993-1996)
Ian Simpson .... video effects (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunt arranger (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Don Babbage .... lighting director / studio lighting director / ... (35 episodes, 1981-1992)
Ken Major .... camera supervisor / studio camera supervisor (27 episodes, 1985-1991)
Ron Peverall .... studio senior cameraman / senior cameraman / ... (18 episodes, 1981-1983)
Henry Barber .... studio lighting / studio lighting director / ... (14 episodes, 1982-1986)
Alec Curtis .... film cameraman / film camera (13 episodes, 1982-1991)
Chris Seager .... film cameraman (11 episodes, 1985-1986)
John Walker .... film cameraman / film camera (7 episodes, 1982-1991)
Bill Matthews .... film cameraman (6 episodes, 1981)
Ian Hilton .... film cameraman (6 episodes, 1983)
John Rhodes .... photography / film camera (6 episodes, 1991-1996)
Pat Deveney .... gaffer / lighting gaffer (6 episodes, 1996-2003)
Peter Woodley .... camera supervisor (6 episodes, 1996-2003)
Peter Robinson .... gaffer / lighting gaffer (5 episodes, 1986-1993)
Graham Rimmington .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1993-1996)
Peter Smee .... studio lighting director (3 episodes, 1985)
Ron Bristow .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1991)
Iain Johnstone .... grips (3 episodes, 1996)
Alison Banham .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
David Holliday .... grip (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Martin Kempton .... lighting director (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Stefan Lissner .... best boy (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
John Jefford .... still photographer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Chris Glass .... studio camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1983)
Paul Langridge .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Gerry Tivers .... camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Tim Allan .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Casting Department
Judy Loe .... casting adviser / casting advisor (12 episodes, 1990-1996)
Tracey Gillham .... casting advisor (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Herman .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 1991)
Pam Maddox .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2003)
Aly Smith .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2003)

Ellen Falguiere .... set costumer (unknown episodes, 1990)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Wadsworth .... videotape editor / editor: video tape / ... (42 episodes, 1981-1996)
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (22 episodes, 1985-1996)
Angela Beveridge .... vision mixer (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sue Collins .... vision mixer (8 episodes, 1989-1991)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (7 episodes, 1981)
Bill Morton .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1982-1989)
Chris Booth .... videotape editor (3 episodes, 1983-1985)
Mike Taylor .... videotape editor (3 episodes, 1983)
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1988-2002)
Shirley Coward .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Ed Wooden .... videotape editor / vt editor (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Location Management
Stephen Abrahams .... location manager (3 episodes, 1996)
Lisa McArthur .... location manager (3 episodes, 1996)
Caroline McCarthy .... location manager (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Music Department
Ronnie Hazlehurst .... arranger: titles music / conductor: titles music / ... (56 episodes, 1981-1993)
John Sullivan .... composer: title music / singer: title music / ... (40 episodes, 1985-2003)
Alf Bigden .... theme music: drums (7 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Transportation Department
Rodney Dodson .... transport captain (1 episode, 1996)
Mark Dilliway .... driver: nick lyndhurst (1 episode, 2001)
 
Series Other crew
Penny Thompson .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1981-1983)
Tony Dow .... assistant floor manager (17 episodes, 1981-1983)
Robert Hignett .... technical manager (9 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lesley Bywater .... production assistant (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Amita Lochab .... production assistant (9 episodes, 1988-1992)
Gavin Clark .... assistant floor manager (8 episodes, 1985)
Reg Poulter .... technical coordinator (8 episodes, 1987-1989)
Debbie Crofts .... assistant floor manager (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Peter Manuel .... resources coordinator / technical coordinator (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tony Mutimer .... technical coordinator (7 episodes, 1985)
Kerry Waddell .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Amanda Church .... production secretary / production assistant (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mandie Fletcher .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1981)
Caroline Andrews .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1985)
Nick Moore .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1986)
Rowena Painter .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1986)
Adrian Pegg .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1986)
Alexandra Todd .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1986)
Vivien Ackland-Snow .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1996-2003)
Caroline Gardener .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1996-2003)
Chris Watts .... technical coordinator (5 episodes, 1983)
Derek Martin .... technical manager (4 episodes, 1982)
Teresa Powick .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Katie Tyrrell .... production secretary (4 episodes, 1991)
Sue Bishop .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Miles Cherry .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Beccy Fawcett .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1996)
Richard Morgan .... studio resource manager (3 episodes, 1996)
Alison Passey .... programme finance assistant (3 episodes, 1996)
Katie Wilkinson .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1996)
Anna Brabbins .... stage manager (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Claudia Cuffy .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kim Li .... studio resource manager (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Honor Newton .... programme finance associate (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Tracey Gillham .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
Christine Gernon .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
Michael Langley-Evans .... resources coordinator (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Sarah Hitchcock .... production executive (2 episodes, 2002-2003)

Vanessa Frank .... studio runner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Jonathan Betts .... thanks (1 episode, 1996)
Kenneth MacDonald .... this programme is dedicated to the memory of: 1951-2001 (1 episode, 2001)
Buster Merryfield .... this programme is dedicated to the memory of: 1920-1999 (1 episode, 2001)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (35 episodes) | 35 min (1 episode) | 50 min (13 episodes) | 60 min (4 episodes) | 65 min (1 episode) | 70 min (1 episode) | 75 min (4 episodes) | 80 min (1 episode) | 85 min (2 episodes) | 90 min (1 episode) | 95 min (1 episode)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Stereo (later episodes)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (some episodes) | Germany:12 (iTunes rating) | Ireland:12RA (DVD rating) (season 7) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although fly-pitching was Del Boy's core business, it was rarely seen in the series, but David Jason always enjoyed doing them, including the patter, the banter and the rhythm. He learned about fly-pitching from watching illegal street traders when he was living in London and doing theatre work. It was good research, and all his fly-pitching scenes were ad-libbed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Del Boy:Rodney, it's for you.
[passes the phone to him]
Rodney:Who is it?
Del Boy:Richard Branston.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) (TV)See more »

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