Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom created and written by John Sullivan. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One from 1981 to 1991, with nine sporadic Christmas specials until its end in 2003. Episodes are regularly repeated 

Set in Peckham in south-east London, it stars David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek "Del Boy" TrotterNicholas Lyndhurstas his younger brother Rodney Trotter, and Leonard Pearce as their elderly Grandad.  After Pearce's death in 1984, his character was replaced by Del and Rodney's Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield) who first appeared in February 1985. Backed by a strong supporting cast, the series follows the Trotters' highs and lows in life, in particular their attempts to get rich.

The show achieved consistently high ratings, and the 1996 episode "Time on Our Hands" (the last episode to feature Uncle Albert) holds the record for the highest UK audience for a sitcom episode, attracting 24.3 million viewers (over a third of the population). Critically and popularly acclaimed, the series received numerous awards, including recognition from BAFTA, the National Television Awards and the Royal Television Society, as well as winning individual accolades for both Sullivan and Jason. It was voted Britain's Best Sitcom in a 2004 BBC poll. The series influenced British culture, contributing several words and phrases to the English language. It spawned an extensive range of merchandise, including books, videos, DVDs, toys and board games. A spin-off series, The Green Green Grass, ran for four series from 2005 to 2009. A prequel, Rock & Chips, ran for three specials in 2010 and 2011. A special Sport Relief episode aired in March 2014, guest starring David Beckham.

BUSTER MERRYFIELD (Uncle Albert)

1984/85 Cinderella at the Theatre Royal Windsor

1987/88 Jack and the Beanstalk at the Bournemouth Pavilion

1990/91 Cinderella at the Richmond Theatre London

1993/94 Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal Bath

1994/95 Robinson Crusoe

1996/97 Dick Whittington at the Anvil in Basingstoke

1998/99 Beauty and the Beast at the Bournemouth Pavilion

Buster Merryfield died in Poole General Hospital on 23 June 1999, as a result of a brain tumour

DAVID JASON (Derek Trotter)

1979/80 Cinderella at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle

JOHN CHALLIS (Boycie)

1966/67 Cinderella at the Theatre Royal Windsor

1992/93 Cinderella at the Civic Hall Guildford

1993/94 Aladdin at the Theatre Royal Windsor

1995/96 Cinderella at the Lyceum Crewe

1996/97 Dick Whittington at the Harlequin Theatre Redhill

1997/98 Cinderella at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford

1998/99 Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Royal Bath

1999/00 Cinderella - Southampton Guildhall

2000/01 Jack & The Beanstalk - Theatre Royal Windsor

2001/02 Peter Pan at the Grand Theatre Swansea

2002/03 Aladdin at the Birmingham Hippodrome

2003/04 Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal Plymouth

2004/05 Peter Pan at the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon

2005/06 Aladdin at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton

2006/07 Jack and the Beanstalk at the Richmond Theatre

2007/08 Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Nottingham

2008/09 Dick Whittington at Venue Cymru

2009/10 Peter Pan at the Sunderland Empire

2010/11 Peter Pan at the Stockport Plaza

2011/12 Aladdin at the Playhouse Weston Super Mare

2012/13 Peter Pan at the Middlesborough Theatre

2013/14 Dick Whittington at the Stockport Plaza

2014/15 Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Plymouth

2015/16 Jack and the Beanstalk at the Alhambra Bradford

2016/17 Beauty and the Beast at the Playhouse Weston Super Mare

2018/19 Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Nottingham

2019/20 Aladdin at the Malvern Festival Theatre
2020/21 Peter Pan at the King's Theatre Portsmouth

Sue Holderness (Marlene Boyce)

1972/73 Cinderella at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon

2004/05 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Civic Centre Aylesbury

2005/06 Beauty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal Windsor

2006/07 Jack and the Beanstalk at the Richmond Theatre

2007/08 Beauty and the Beast at Devonshire Park Eastbourne

2008/09 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Derby Assembly Rooms

2009/10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Fernham Hall Fareham

2010/11 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage

2011/12 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Grimsby Auditorium

2012/13 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Grove Theatre Dunstable

2013/14 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Malvern Theatre

2014/15 Snow White and the Seve Dwarfs at the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange

2015/16 Beauty and the Beast at the Central Theatre Chatham

2016/17 Sleeping Beauty at the Anvil Basingstoke

2017/18 Beauty and the Beast at the Watersmeet Rickmansworth

2018/19 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Mansfield Palace

2019/20 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Rhyl Pavilion

PAUL BARBER (Denzel)

1998/99 Peter Pan at the New Victoria Woking 

1999/00 Peter Pan  -  Milton Keynes

KENNETH MACDONALD  (Mike Fisher)

1976 Lyceum Theatre Crewe

1991/92 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Palace Theatre Manchester

Kenneth MacDonald died shortly after midnight on 6 August 2001 at the age of 50, after suffering a massive heart attack, while on holiday with his family in Hawaii

ROGER LLOYD PACK (Trigger)

1992/93 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Orchard Theatre Dartford

2006/07 Dick Whittington at the Barbican Centre

On 15 January 2014, Lloyd-Pack died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Kentish Town at the age of 69

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