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Only Fools and Horses

Season 1 1981

  • 1981-09-07T23:00:00Z on BBC One
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy

For over two decades, brothers Derek 'Del Boy' and Rodney Trotter of 'Trotters Independent Traders PLC' entertained us both with Del's extreme optimism and scams and, quite simply, Rodney's facial expressions upon hearing those scams. Moving from straight comedy into comedy-drama in its later years, taking head-on the challenges of life and death in its cast and characters - 'Only Fools' became one of Britain's most loved programmes, regularly topping critics and public popularity polls and spawning not only a spin-off comedy series ('The Green Green Grass'), but also a set of prequel dramas ('Rock & Chips').

6 episodes

1x01 Big Brother

  • Series Premiere

    1981-09-07T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

After flogging one-legged turkeys from the back of a three-wheeled van, Del's confident at last he's onto a winner with Trigger's consignment of Old English vinyl briefcases. How can his brother Rodney even think of abandoning the high-flying world of trading for a real job?

1x02 Go West Young Man

  • 1981-09-14T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Rodney's depressed. His mate Mickey Pearce has moved in on his bird - Monica of the fat thighs - and life isn't exactly a social whirl. Del has the solution - they'll all be millionaires in a year! Cue his smooth friend Boycie and a very dodgy deal....

1x03 Cash and Curry

  • 1981-09-21T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Del's swooping in on the deal of a lifetime - it could keep them in Pilau rice forever. All he has to do is get hold of a poxy statue. Trouble is, he hasn't reckoned on a touch of gang warfare.

1x04 The Second Time Around

  • 1981-09-28T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Del's rekindled passion with old flame Pauline and it looks like wedding bells are in the air again. Rodney's not so thrilled after what happened to her first two husbands...

1x05 A Slow Bus to Chingford

  • 1981-10-05T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Del has a dream: The Trotter corporate skyscraper, rising majestically against the Peckham skyline. It's time for the latest moneymaking scam, Trotter's Ethnic Tours. But, why are there no takers?

1x06 The Russians Are Coming

  • 1981-10-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The threat of nuclear war looms over Peckham. What will become of the Nag's Head if the Russians attack? One things guaranteed: the Trotters will be sitting pretty in their DIY shelter...