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Only Fools and Horses.... 

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.

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John Sullivan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Buster Merryfield ...  Uncle Albert Trotter 37 episodes, 1985-1996
John Challis John Challis ...  Boycie 33 episodes, 1981-2003
Kenneth MacDonald ...  Mike Fisher 30 episodes, 1983-1996
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Storyline

Traders and brothers Rodney and Derek "del boy" Trotter work from the streets of London buying what they can from the auctions and flogging it down it the market, always saying this time next year we'll be millionaires. There Grandad and later in the series uncle Albert also live in their council flat as the wise old man saying there next scheme won't work and offering in there jokes.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Only Fools and Horses See more »

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Runtime:

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Mono | Stereo (later episodes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The idea to extend the running times of episodes was the point where the show came into its own as a comedy-drama, according to David Jason. Now not just a sitcom, there was now more time for John Sullivan's great lines, but there was more space for things to unfold. Jason doubted that without the extra length, the romances between Del and Raquel and Rodney and Cassandra would never have developed, and he was glad to have Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Strong in the cast because they knew what they were doing and fit right in. See more »

Goofs

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: I see ICI dropped a point.
Rodney: Yeah. Chelsea dropped three on Saturday
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Alternate Versions

The very first episode, 'Big Brother', originally had a different theme tune, a saxophone theme by Ronnie Hazlehurst. Some later showings have replaced this score with the regular opening and closing songs. (On either version, a variation on Hazlehurst's original score can still be heard in the middle of the episode, as Del-Boy tries to sell the load of dodgy suitcases). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy: Part 2 (2007) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Nice and cool Trig, Nice and cool!
10 August 2008 | by jennisoprettySee all my reviews

It is time that Americans got to have this syndicated! This is the funniest sitcom I have ever seen. Thank goodness for the trips to the UK when I can sit around with my friends and watch it. I am a Rodney fan. My favorite episodes are the Chandelier episode, the Batman and Robin one, and Del and Trig in the bar where he falls down. This is top notch comedy. I recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh! I want to buy the DVD set of this if I can get it in American format. It's a shame other Americans have not seen this. I have not met one person here in the States that has seen it. All I can say is they are missing out on the world's best sitcom. American sitcoms are boring, British rock! God Bless Hooky Street!


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