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Only Fools and Horses

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7.81981X-RayPG
See how it all began for the Trotters in the very first series of the multi award-winning sitcom written by John Sullivan. David Jason stars as Derek Trotter as he sets out to make his fortune from the not-so-grand headquarters of Nelson Mandela House in Peckham.
Starring
David JasonNicholas LyndhurstRoger Lloyd-Pack
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Big Brother
    September 8 1981
    30min
    PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Del is confident that he's on to a winner with a consignment of vinyl briefcases.
  2. 2. Go West Young Man
    September 15 1981
    30min
    PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Boycie's prized E Type Jaguar is safe in the hands of Del and Rodney. Or is it?
  3. 3. Cash and Curry
    September 22 1981
    30min
    PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Gang warfare and an ancient statue stand between Del and the deal of a lifetime.
  4. 4. The Second Time Around
    September 29 1981
    30min
    PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    One of Del's old flames is back in town, but Rodney is far from thrilled.
  5. 5. A Slow Bus to Chingford
    October 6 1981
    30min
    PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Trotters' Ethnic Tours takes punters on a scenic ride around Chingford and Croydon.
  6. 6. The Russians are Coming
    October 13 1981
    30min
    PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Del has acquired over a grand's worth of lead from a DIY nuclear fall-out shelter.

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Directors
Martin Shardlow
Supporting actors
John ChallisLennard Pearce
Season year
1981
Network
BBC Worldwide
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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4.8 out of 5 stars

681 global ratings

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  2. 5% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 0% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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StormSworderReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Still a great show even in its infancy
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The start of one of the BBC's great comedy success stories. Ironically if this was suggested today it would probably never be commissioned.

The first three episodes are great. "Big Brother" involves one of Del's dodgy dealings (suitcases) going belly-up and manages to introduce the three leads and their little quirks well. Episodes two and three involve a doomed attempt to hit the West end in Boycie's car and a lesson that con-artistry often rebounds on itself. The rest of the series is mostly kind of slow, although the characters make it watchable (all great actors). The most interesting episode is "The Russians are Coming". Not only does this educate through the back door but it manages to be a dark musing on warfare and the possible nature of a post-nuclear apocalypse world without ever losing sight of comedy. Made pre-Falklands when it seemed inconceivable Britain would go to war again, it's also historically intriguing.

This first series is a shaky start, but that's the case with a lot of comedies (see also Red Dwarf and Spitting Image). And I honestly believe even the weaker moments of this still stand up well today, certainly loom over any of the unfunny comedies and celeb vehicles of today with their non-descript characters. No matter how society changes I'm certain the Trotters will live forever.
4 people found this helpful
GeronimoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Fun - Just like first time round
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Great lines and delivery by David Jason. All the other supporting characters were obviously less successful in their humour, and emotional reality. But it is unfair to contrast anyone with David Jason's amazing quality... Hopefully series 2 they are learning from him. We'll be watching those next...
2 people found this helpful
EastneyboyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lovely Jubbley!
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Had all the OFAH dvd's except this one , so I was delighted to see it for sale .
Item came ahead of schedule and is in perfect condition. Consider I got a real bargain ...doubt if Del Boy himself could have knocked it out for that price!
Chelsea BoyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 January 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Timeless Comedy...
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I never tire of watching Only Fools & Horses. It’s up there with Fawlty Towers & Blackadder. Not just classic episodes- but a classic series.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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every episode a true gem an well worth the price
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Rob F.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic program
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The start of a very brilliant series timeless!
JamesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Legendary
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Brilliant.

Girl: Do you prefer grass or astroturf?
Rodney: I don’t know I’ve never smoked astroturf
ScottReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 February 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic series
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Having watched this series before, I chose to buy the dvd to watch again. The series is fantastic, timeless, and in my opinion the best sitcom ever. Unfortunately, the used copy I recieved from music magpie was faulty. Due to amount of time that had passed between purchasing the dvd and watching it, music magpie refused to replace or refund the product. Be careful when buying a used copy.
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