Regularly touted as one of the best British sitcoms ever, Only Fools and Horses
kicked off in 1981 when mobile phones were the size of bricks and wine bars were the ultimate places to hang out in. The formula was simple enough: Cockney wide boy Derek Trotter (brilliantly played by David Jason) dreams of better things for himself while sharing a cramped council flat in the nicely named Peckham tower block Nelson Mandela House with his unworldly brother Rodney and his sweet but doddery old granddad. Trouble is, Del's endless money-making schemes (such as his attempt to flog a consignment of one-legged turkeys, or his plan to sell bottled tap water) inevitably backfire, like the knackered old van he uses to cart around all this faulty gear. Created by John Sullivan, who also sings the very catchy theme song, Only Fools and Horses
is a wonderful mix of dodgy but loveable characters (such as Del Boy's dimwit friend Trigger), knockabout slapstick (no one falls down with as much comedic grace as Jason), and brilliantly crafted dialogue. The show ran seven seasons and ended with characteristic warmth in 1991, when Del Boy became a father; but the Trotters made occasional returns to the small screens with six hugely popular one-off Christmas specials. As Del Boy himself might say: "Lovely jubbly." --Edward Lawrenson
Here together in one collection is every episode plus the specials of Britain's best-loved comedy series! Crafty cockney con man Derek Trotter (David Jason) dreams of making a fortune, but each dodgy deal and shady scheme always seems to end in disaster. And then there's his family to look after: loveable but hapless kid brother, Rodney; doddery old Grandad; and ex-seafaring Uncle Albert. This hilarious, life-affirming series is one of the most popular on British television, and the annual Only Fools and Horses Christmas specials became as fundamental a British holiday tradition as Christmas crackers and the Queen's Address to the Commonwealth. Only Fools and Horses boasts 13 top comedy awards including two Best Comedy BAFTAs, and the series finale, "Sleepless in Peckham" was viewed by two out of three British households on Christmas Day, 2003.
Collected edition of the classic British television sitcom, about wideboy Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter (David Jason) and his younger brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst), continually trying to make it big through their scams on the streets of Peckham. Supporting characters including spiv Boycie (John Challis), the gormless Trigger (Roger Lloyd-Pack), Grandad (Lennard Pearce) and Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield). Included are all the episodes from series 1-7, as well as the following television specials:'Time On Our Hands', 'Sleepless in Peckham', 'Dates', 'Fatal Extraction', 'Frog's Legacy', 'Heroes and Villains', 'Modern Men', 'If They Could See Us Now', 'Jolly Boy's Outing', 'Miami Twice', 'Mother Nature's Son', 'Rodney Come Home', 'Royal Flush', 'To Hull and Back', and 'Strangers on the Shore'. Also included is 'The Story of Only Fools and Horses'.