Only Fools And Horses - The Complete Series 1 1981

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The entire first series of John Sullivan's popular Peckham-based comedy, featuring the market trading exploits of brothers Del and Rodney Trotter. In 'Go West Young Man', Rodney leaves Del and Grandad to make his own way in the world, but how far will he get without his passport? 'Cash and Curry' sees Del attempting to con the proprietor of a curry house and an Indian man who wants to sell a precious artifact, while in 'Big Brother', Del and Rodney go clubbing in the West End in a car borrowed from Boycie. In 'Second Time Around', Del takes up with an old flame who Rodney suspects of being a murderess. 'A Slow Bus to Chingford' sees Del branching out into the tourist trade, with his own guided tour of London's historic sites. In 'The Russians Are Coming', Rodney assembles a nuclear fall-out shelter, while 'Christmas Chickens' (the 1981 Christmas special) sees Del and Rodney go clubbing after Grandad's Christmas dinner proves to be inedible (as usual).

Starring:
Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lennard Pearce
Rental Formats:
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Only Fools and Horses - Season 1

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 3 hours 20 minutes
Starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lennard Pearce, David Jason
Genres Comedy
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO
Rental release 20 November 2000
Main languages English

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189 of 195 people found the following review helpful By Blue Valley on 4 Nov. 2010
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I had some doubts about purchasing the DVD's because there are so many negative comments about the series being ruined with vast quantities of cuts in the episodes.

Hopefully I can put some potential buyers minds at rest with the following!

Series One is identical to my BBC VHS Release from the 1990's - the only cut being the removal of Pink Floyd to the music in the episode "Cash and Curry" and the theme/titles changed to the well known version from Series 2-7.

I think its fair to say this does not "ruin" the Series :)

The DVD transfer seems ok - the picture quality is not outstanding but I really did not buy it to examine the pixels...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 May 2008
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I very much enjoy watching these earliest episodes of the nation's favourite sitcom, where we were introduced to the irrespirable Del Boy and his gormless younger brother Rodney, as well as their loveable old granddad.

Although the modest ratings that this series achieved upon it's original airing showed no indication of just how huge 'Only Fools' would become, and indeed none of these episodes stand out as any of 'the best', they showcase a sitcom with plenty of potential. The three main actors have brilliant chemistry, almost as if they had been playing these parts together all their lives, and were brilliantly supported by a host of colourful characters, including super brag Boycie, and air head Trigger.

David Jason is a master of his work, and created one of sitcom's best loved characters in Del, a cocky, unlucky in love, fast talking wheeler dealer. Nicholas Lyndhurst had a great teacher in David, and has matured into a fine actor in his own right, although if I'm honest, I still believe his best portrayal has always been Rodney.

This DVD contains all six episodes, plus the Christmas Special which were originally broadcast on BBC One between September-December 1981.

The episodes are:
1. Big Brother
2. Go West Young Man
3. Cash and Curry
4. The Second Time Around
5. A Slow Bus to Chingford
6. The Russians Are Coming
7. Christmas Crackers

'Only Fools' is comedy gold, the brain child of writer John Sullivan, and can be enjoyed by the whole family. They don't make them like this anymore - lovely jubbly.
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51 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Faye Ellen Brumpton on 6 July 2010
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This whole series of Only Fools and Horses is an excellent example of British Comedy at its best. Parents out there can let their children watch it without fear of any 'bad' scenes or distasteful language.

The Series 1 was aired on TV long before my sixteen year old son was born and he watches this and the other series constantly. There is continuous laughter coming from his room and it is good to see him and his siblings enjoy something that doesn't contain gratuitous sex and bad language.

I recommend this to everyone both young and old.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Aug. 2001
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This collection has to be in your collection, the early 'Grandad' only fools to me are the best, they are raw comedy with introductions to the main characters such as Trigger calling Rodney Dave and Rodney asking if they call Trigger-Trigger because he carries a gun "no, it's cos he looks like an horse" CLASSIC.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lone Star on 17 July 2003
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I recently started my Only Fools and Horses dvd collection about 6 months ago and have now got all of the 11 dvds. This one was the first of the 11 which i bought and i must say how great it is. I had never seen the first series really so it was a new series to me. It has six episodes which are all enjoyable and bring back alot of memories to ofah fans so this one is a must have to people who have loved the adventures of Del boy and the rest of the Trotter clan.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "johnvandongen" on 10 Mar. 2004
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I`ll never forget the first time I saw Only fools and horses on the telly. It was about 1988 when BBC could be viewed for the first time in the Netherlands. I nearly wet my pants when I watched the Cash and Curry show...
Now I try to collect all the DVD`s!!! I Guess there is al lot of the Trotters in all of us...
Great DVD, great performances of David Jason and his team. I am really glad the series is now on DVD and can be preserved for my children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DACOST on 30 Sept. 2014
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Nice item well packaged good price and delivered with thanks.
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By Lizzy on 4 Feb. 2013
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Love these DVD's. It was my mission to start watching them all again from the beginning, but now I find it easier to use the internet TV to watch films and series (no storage considerations). Good quality disc.
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