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Only Fools and Horses - The Complete Series 5 [1986] [DVD] [1981]

David Jason , Nicholas Lyndhurst    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Buster Merryfield, John Challis
  • Format: PAL, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Sep 2002
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006G9WA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,027 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



First broadcast in the autumn of 1986, the fifth series of Only Fools and Horses consists of half-a-dozen half-hour episodes that are absolutely vintage fare. Indeed, after this series, the BBC gave writer John Sullivan freedom to extend his writing to full feature-length episodes. This series, meanwhile, is a masterclass in characterisation, interplay and in delivering the comedic sucker punch that raises the belly laugh when you least expect it.

Included here are "From Prussia With Love", in which Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) and Del (David Jason) take in a heavily pregnant German au pair in distress for the night. Uncle Albert assures them he can talk German and addresses her thus: "Vot izz your name?". "The Miracle of Peckham" is especially well-worked, with a plotline involving missing lead from the church roof and a "weeping statue" which attracts the world’s media. "The Longest Night" sees Del and Rodney held hostage in a supermarket by a gun-toting robber. Never has Del delivered the words "You plonker!" with such feeling as when Rodney makes a grab for the sleeping robber’s cigarettes rather than his gun. "Tea for Three" sees Del sabotage Rodney’s chances with Trigger’s niece, Lisa; though it makes no sense here, prepare to guffaw when Trigger says, "My Gran had one with a squeaky wheel". "Video Nasty" sees Mickey Pierce use Rodney’s local council community film project as a means of making a cheap soft porn movie, while the concluding, characteristically poignant episode sees Del given the chance of a new life in Australia. With this series, a sitcom that once seemed like a poor Minder imitation came of age.

On the DVD: Only Fools and Horses, Series 5 is presented in 4:3 picture ratio and Dolby Digital stereo. There are no extra features.--David Stubbs

Product Description

Entire fifth series of the Peckham-based, wheeler-dealer sitcom. In 'From Prussia with Love' Del (David Jason) sees an opportunity for a nice little earner when Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) inadvertantly takes in a pregnant German girl. 'The Miracle of Peckham' sees Del exploiting a miracle at the local church. 'The Longest Night' has Del, Rodney and Albert (Buster Merryfield) taken hostage in a supermarket by the gun-toting Shadow. 'Tea for Three' sees Rodney and Del falling out over Trigger's comely niece, Lisa. 'Video Nasty' finds Rodney's chance to make a community film ruined by his double-dealing sibling. Finally, in 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', Del gets the chance to realize his lifelong dream, but is he prepared to leave his family behind in order to move up in the world?

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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars chateu neuf de papa 6 Aug 2002
FROM PRUSSIA WITH LOVE (31st August 1986)
When a German damsel turns up in the Nag's Head she's definitely in distress - and nine months pregnant at that. Rodney's all beer and sympathy but Del's got an idea - could this be the answer to Boycie and Marlene's dreams of a child and a golden opportunity to make a few bob along the way?

THE MIRACLE OF PECKHAM (7th September 1986)
Del Boy gets religion (or is he just on the make ?). The Madonna at the local church is seen to shed tears, but why does she only cry when it's raining and where did all that lead come from that's in Del's garage ?

THE LONGEST NIGHT (14th September 1986)
A burglar makes a daring raid on the local supermarket just a Del and family are out buying their weekly French stick. What's worse - Del sold him a duff watch down the local market...

TEA FOR THREE (21st September 1986)
Look out ! Del's tampered with the sunbed controls and Rodney's seeing red - literally ! His face is done to a turn. He'll hardly wow Trigger's lovely niece, Lisa, with his handsome good looks now which leaves the way pretty clear for Del himself. But revenge should certainly be sweet when he volunteers Del for a spot of hang gliding....

VIDEO NASTY (28th September 1986)
Rodney's been commissioned to make a film, with Mickey Pearce in the casting couch and practising with the camera filming just a few weddings, thanks to Del, 'earn while you learn'. More extra's than Ben Hur, what could go wrong ?

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ? (5th October 1986)
Del Boy gets the chance to become a millionaire and make a fresh start with his old partner Jumbo Mills, down under in Australia, running his used car business. Both having equal shares in the company with 51% each !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely jubbly innit 4 Oct 2013
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Basically the world can be split into two categories, people who love only fools and horses, and people who need their head tested if they either dont love em or havent seen em. best tv series ever along with fresh prince of bel air, this is another goer of a series cant beat it. Rodney you plonkerrrr
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39 of 47 people found the following review helpful
The Not-So-Complete Series 5.
This is the first time I have been disappointed with the BBC's DVD release of this fantastic comedy series. This is aimed specifically at the episode "Tea for Three" arguably one of the best in the series. On this DVD, there are segments deleted out of this episode, such as: Albert singing his song about his wife Ada, in the pub; bits of the conversation with Del, Rodney and Lisa in the Pub; bits of the dinner conversation at Del's flat .
Come on BBC, go back to the original source when mastering these DVD's. Makes me feel that this DVD is dodgey, and something Del Boy himself would sell to the Punters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast delivery 5 Jun 2014
By Emma
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Bought this for Father's Day/ birthday the plastic cellophane was a bit torn so took it off to put on wrapping paper on but in perfect condition anyway DVD is yet to be watched!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laughs all the way through 29 Mar 2014
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Faultless in everyway possible, a must for any Only Fools And Horses Fan. You won't be dissapointed in watching this dvd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only Fools and Horses - series 5 4 Dec 2013
By Jonny
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Only fools and horses series 5 is great and like the other series it will make you laugh. They one of those programmes which you can watch over and over again.

As for the delivery, I am hugely impressed. I ordered this item on 1st December, it was despatched on 2nd. The item arrived on 4th with a standard delivery even though the expected delivery date was between the 5th and 17th of December!
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5.0 out of 5 stars At their best! 7 Aug 2013
By Tess
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This is comedy at its very best no matter how many times watched you still can not help but laugh at Del Boy and his wheeling and dealing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 13 July 2013
By Scott
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All of the Only Fools Of Horses series are brilliant, I have the complete collection and no matter how many times I watch them it never fails to make me laugh, it will never age and will always be funny, would recommend.
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