The Complete Collection Written By John Sullivan Starring David Jason & Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lennard Pearce & Buster Merryfield The first ever episode of Only Fools and Horses was broadcast in September 1981. Over seven series and fifteen specials, Del, Rodders and the gang have given us so many precious moments the chandelier incident, the yuppy bar fall, the Batman and Robin chase but it is the characters, the storylines and the great scripts that have earned Only Fools and Horses the enduring love of the public. Every lovely jubbly, every exhaust-smoking trip of the Reliant Robin and every tear-filled twist kept millions of viewers glued. And they are all here - in the complete story of the Trotters of Nelson Mandela House: from the very first scam to the final bonjour'. INCLUDES ALL 7 SERIES AND 15 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS ON 19 DISCS Also includes The Story of Only Fools and Horses' behind the scenes special DVD from 2002.
Starring Nicholas Lyndhurst Goodnight Sweetheart became an instant hit with TV viewers of all ages as it charts the life of Gary Sparrow a dealer in memorabilia and antiques of WW2 who has miraculously discovered a portal in time which allows him to travel between the present and wartime Britain. This handy little trick obviously adds to the success of his business but the complications that it adds to Gary's love life are a different matter! Featuring all the episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart ever made! Series 1: 1. Rites Of Passage 2. Fools Rush In 3. Is Your Journey Really Necessary? 4. The More I See You 5. I Get Along Without You Very Well 6. In the Mood Series 2: 1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 3. Just One More Chance 4. Who's Taking You Home Tonight? 5. Wish Me Luck 6. ...As You Wave Me Goodbye 7. Would You Like To Swing On A Star? 8. Nice Work If You Can Get It 9. Let Yourself Go 10. Don't Fence Me In Series 3: 1. It Ain't Necessarily So 2. One O'CLock Jump 3. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie 4. Change Partners 5. Goodnight Children Everywhere 6. Turned Out Nice Again 7. There's Something About A Soldier 8. Someone To Watch Over Me 9. The Yanks Are Coming 10. Let's Get Away From It All Series 4: 1. You're Driving Me Crazy 2. In The Mood 3. Out Of Town 4. And Mother Came Too 5. The Leaving Of Liverpool 6. How Long Has This Been Going On? 7. Easy Living 8. Come Fly With Me 9. Heartaches 10. Careless Talk 11. The Bells Are Ringing Series 5: 1. A Room With A View 2. London Pride 3. When Two Worlds Collide 4. Mairzy Doats 5. Pennies From Heaven 6. We Don't Want To Lose You... 7. ...But We Think You Have To Go 8. Have You Ever Seen A Dream Walking 9. Love The One You're With 10. My Heart Belongs To Daddy Series 6: 1. Mine's A Double 2. All About Yvonne 3. California Dreamin' 4. Grief Encounter 5. The 'ouses In Between 6. Just In Time 7. How I Won The War 8. Something Fishie 9. Flash Bang Wallop 10. Accentuate The Positive
Titles Comprise:Martin Chuzzlewit: Martin Chuzzlewit is a wealthy old man. But who will inherit his riches? He has disinherited his grandson, young Martin, suspecting the motives of the young man's love for Mary, Chuzzlewit's nurse and companion. With such a prize to play for, the rest of his family - including the snivelling hypocrite Pecksniff and the fabulously evil Jonas - bring forth all of their cunning, greed and selfishness. With his grandson floundering in America, these increasingly desperate relatives close in on the vulnerable old manOliver Twist: One of the most faithful productions of Dickens' favourite tale - with an authentic and compulsive twist to an old and classic tale. A Christmas Carol: First broadcast in 1977, repeated in 1993 with a stunning cast, the perennial favourite morality tale is vividly brought to life by Michael Hordern as Scrooge, with John le Mesurier and Bernard Lee.A Tale of Two Cities: Two cities intertwined during the French revolution by tyranny and love in this absorbing and heart-rending production. It tells the story of Syney Carton, a man of no consequence, who gives up his life to save Charles Darnay.Great Expectations: Pip is a young orphan who is taken under the protection of a kindly family. He is also brought into contact with Miss Havisham and the aloof Estella who he loves from afar. Miss Havisham becomes his benefactor and he is allowed to grow into a young gentleman, but is haunted by his past, in particular an encounter with Magwitch on the marshes when he was young. He is besotted with Estella but she shows no affection towards him to begin with and teases him by flirting with a number of eligible suitors. The story climaxes with a fire at Miss Havisham's house where old secrets are revealed and Pip and Estella finally realise their love for each other.David Copperfield: Bob Hoskins leads an all-star cast in an adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Drawing on his own life Dickens tells the tale of David from birth and idyllic upbringing through hardship and adventure leadingto the eventual discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. On his journey David encounters a gallery of Dickens's most memorable characters. Mr Micawber, Uriah Heep & Steerforth are among those who share his development. Pickwick Papers: Nigel Stock stars as Mr. Pickwick in this colourful BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' first and much-loved best-seller about the chaotic and amusing adventures of the Pickwick Club, consisting of Mr. Pickwick and his companions.Our Mutual Friend: From the dark waters of Victorian London, Charles Dickens weaves a tale of crime and compassion. Poor Lizzie and her father eke out a living on the banks of the Thames until one day they recover a body that links them with another world - the world of dinner parties and the household of the Wilfers. As their lives intertwine a complex story of money and love emerges.
Only Fools And Horses: Seasons 1 - 7 Box Set
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 worlds 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 robbers cigarettes rather than his gun. "Tea for Three" sees Del sabotage Rodneys chances with Triggers 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 Rodneys 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
Trotters Independent Traders Company (TIT Co.) remains commercially unviable: Del is stuck with 125 unpredictable Latvian radio alarms and a boxful of baseball caps ""that even East 17 fans wouldn't wear"" and the council have rejected his home improvement grant application!
When Del finds out just how much bottles of mineral water sell for he decides to ""discover"" his own spring on Grandad's old allotment. It's not long before business is booming in Peckham Spring Water and the Trotters have money rolling in. But how long will it be before anyone realises that it's only really tap water? Not long... there's a chemical leak in the local reservoir. Blimey!
Despite Rodders undertaking a dead impressive new job life for the trotters is far from Kushti. Del's state-of-the-ark computers are going down about as well as bacon sandwiches at a bar mitzvah while at the market Uncle Albert's unconvincing performances of lumbago recovery have left the flat knee-deep in x-ray massage gizmos. Still things can only get better... At Trigger's niece's nuptials (""only a hyphen or two away from a society wedding"") they encounter an old friend of t
This mammoth box set is a dream come true for any fan of Trotter's Independent Traders PLC. Featuring all the episodes from series 1-7 and the following specials: 1. The Story Of Only Fools And Horses 2. Time On Our Hands 3. Sleepless In Peckham 4. Dates 5. Fatal Extraction 6. Frog's Legacy 7. Heroes & Villains 8. Modern Men 9. If They Could See Us Now 10. Jolly Boy's Outing 11. Miami Twice 12. Mother Nature's Son 13. Rodney Come Home 14. Royal Flush 15. To Hull & Back 16. Strangers On The Shore
Although at first glance a series about a family of lovable spivs who get into endless scrapes as they duck and dive their way through life must have sounded like a complete non-starter, but John Sullivan's quickfire scripts for Only Fools and Horses and the spot-on performances by Jason (Del), Lyndhurst (Rodney) and Pierce (Grandad) combine to perfection in this beautifully crafted classic comedy.As there's no padding at all in OFAH it's almost essential to own it in recorded form just to pick up on all the brilliant detail, so having an entire eight-episode series in a single package is even better. This second series both begins and ends with complications involving women, opening with Rodney's dangerous liaison with a policewoman and closing with Del's infatuation with Heather, who has ambitions as an actress. Along the way, there's a bit of trouble with the Spanish police, some North Korean (sic) porcelain, a rather eventful painting job in a Chinese restaurant and generally more laughs than you can shake a Pringle sweater at. On the DVD: the DVD comes in at a whopping 231 minutes--the whole series on one disc, which is handy--and has an episode/scene index. --Roger Thomas
No Income Tax! No VAT! - and certainly no guarantee of anything but great sales AGAIN. His enthusiasm for fatherhood and domesticity having palled Del is determined to escape from the pipe-and-slippers atmosphere of Nelson Mandela House and put in some serious drinking time. But will Raquel let him? It's left to Rodney who's suffering his own problems with Cassandra's insistence that they start a family to try and talk sense into his brother. This special feature length Christm
New Tricks returns for its eleventh series and Dan Griffin Steve MacAndrew and Gerry Standing are back investigating cold cases under the watchful eye of their boss DCI Sasha Miller. Gerry goes back to his roots in Bermondsey when his youngest daughter decides to get married and while he’s there an old friend asks for help to find whoever murdered his grandson. Meanwhile Sasha finds it tricky working with her ex-husband and fellow police officer DAC Ned Hancock Steve’s parenting skills are tested when his son falls foul of the law and Dan Griffin needs some cheering up from his colleagues when his daughter Holly leaves home for university. The team investigates a wide variety of crimes from the death of a young A&E doctor to an international interpreter with a passion for chess there’s an occult mystery that leads the team to the underground river fleet and there’s the murder of a pub landlord where Gerry and Steve end up in an English vineyard. They also have to go back in time to investigate the mysterious deaths of an anti-nuclear activist a local bobby from the 50’s whose wife is now in a care home suffering from dementia and a schoolgirl from the 80’s whose ascetic father has a secret to hide. Throw in some Roman re-enactment some black market steroids the death of one of Griffin’s friends and a difficult reunion between Steve and his father and you have another compelling ten episodes of New Tricks. Bonus Features: Behind the Scenes Cast Filmographies Picture Gallery
Winner of two BAFTAs - this sequel to Porridge sees Norman Stanley Fletcher released from jail having served 3 years 8 months and 4 days. Following his release from Slade after numerous spells in prison and at the age of 45 Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow but it isn't easy! Life in the outside world is just not the same as it used to be...
Bid 'bonjour' to Britain's favourite sitcom with this 'triffic' box set of Christmas specials. Featuring the last three Christmas specials. You'd be a 'plonker' to miss it! If They Could See Us Now: As bankruptcy looms they're forced to decamp to the old flat in Nelson Mandela Towers and return to their wheeler-dealer ways of old. Strangers On The Shore: Del and Rodney take a trip to France to attend their late uncle Albert's military reunion and end up harbouring
The 1991 Christmas Special of the best-loved UK sitcom of its time, Only Fools and Horses: Miami Twice is a two-parter which takes Del Boy and Rodney on a transatlantic jaunt that turns out to be more than the jolly boys' excursion they'd bargained for. The action begins in Peckham, with the christening of Del's recently born child Damien. Never without an eye for the main chance, Del takes the vicar aside and outlines a scheme to save "vicar hours" and get a "nicker and a bit ahead" by "pre-blessing" lorry loads of Romanian wine he's arranged to be imported, selling them on to other clergymen. Rodney, meanwhile, has received a pensions fund rebate and Del unscrupulously engineers it so that the pair of them jet off to Miami where he looks forward to showing off his leopardskin trunks. The first part of Miami Twice is classic stuff, featuring the familiar ensemble with some vintage idiocy from Trigger and some hilarious farce involving a baby intercom. The second part, however, set in America, is a let-down, involving as it does a rather lame and far-fetched plot in which Del turns out to be the double of a local Don (an excuse for David Jason to deliver a hackneyed Godfather impersonation). A cameo from Richard Branson feels like product placement and generally the Trotters feel all at sea when off their home turf. A Christmas audience, stuffed with pudding, would have indulged this over-rich fare but there's no reason to come back for seconds. Still, it's worth it for the first 50 minutes. On the DVD: Only Fools and Horses: Miami Twice has no special features on DVD but holds up well visually, albeit unable to rid the original of blights such as a distracting burst of studio light in the first part. --David Stubbs
The classic feature length episode originally transmitted on Christmas Day 1990. When Cassandra places more interest in the bank's badminton club than in her husband's dietary distress Rodney decides to return to the Trotter nest. But just as Del's romantic room-sharing plans begin to bear fruit disaster strikes: Rodney succeeds in asking the bird from the exhaust centre to the pictures! Del Boy decides that Cassandra must be told the truth; after all it's the least a loving brot
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 wideboy 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 Robin Reliant van he uses to cart around all this faulty gear. Created by John Sullivan, who also sings the very catchy theme tune, 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. Sadly, Leonard Pierce who played Granddad died in 1983; but his armchair in the Trotter household was filled in 1985 by Buster Merryfield as Uncle Albert (an old merchant seaman who bores Del and Rodney with tales of his war days). The show ran to seven series 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
Trotters Independent Trading Company comes face to face with the creme-de-la-menthe of British nobility...Del decides a visit to the opera is the perfect opportunity for Rodders to impress his new 'friend' the daughter of the Duke of Maylebury. However munching a packet of crisps through the duet and whistling along to the aria is more Peckham Astoria than Covent Garden. When Rodney is then invited on a shooting weekend he hardly needs Del to arrive enter the clay pig
Three classic Christmas adventures with the Trotters! Heroes And Villains: Trotters Independent Traders Company (TIT Co.) remains commercially unviable: Del is stuck with 125 unpredictable Latvian radio alarms and a boxful of baseball caps ""that even East 17 fans wouldn't wear"" and the council have rejected his home improvement grant application! Modern Men: Little Damien is growing up fast but little else has changed in Mandela Towers as Del Boy Rodders and Uncl
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