The BEST episodes of Only Fools and Horses

Every episode of Only Fools and Horses ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Only Fools and Horses!

Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals and search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Last Updated: 3/20/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
Tea for Three
315 votes

#1 - Tea for Three

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/21/1986

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 niece, Lisa, with his handsome good looks now, which leaves the way pretty clear for Del himself. But revenge should certainly be sweet when Rodders volunteers Del for a spot of hanggliding.

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The Class of '62
249 votes

#2 - The Class of '62

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/20/1991

A class of '62 reunion in the Nag's Head signals Roy Slater's return to Civvy Street after years in the nick. But why has the crooked ex-copper decided to come back to Peckham when he is universally loathed? Just as Trig, Del, Boycie and Denzil begin to believe that he really has changed for the better, Del discovers the real reason for his return...

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Who's a Pretty Boy?
267 votes

#3 - Who's a Pretty Boy?

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/22/1983

Del Boy arranges for Rodney & Grandad to redecorate Denzil & Corrinne's flat. What is Corrinne going to say when she finds out that her canary is brown bread?

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Danger UXD
232 votes

#4 - Danger UXD

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/1989

Just faking a signature on a delivery note means that Del can take possession of 50 dolls for absolutely nothing. The only problem is that 'Lusty Linda' and 'Erotic Estelle' are not exactly what he had in mind and would seem more appropriate to Dirty Barry's dubious trade than to the local toyshop...

A Touch of Glass
299 votes

#5 - A Touch of Glass

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/2/1982

Del introduces the Dresden-collecting aristocracy to some North Korean porcelain and his chandelier-cleaning service.

Directors: Ray Butt
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Friday the 14th
313 votes

#6 - Friday the 14th

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/24/1983

The Trotters visit Devon for a weekend's fishing but get involved with an escaped 'psycho' from the local mental hospital.

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Sleeping Dogs Lie
202 votes

#7 - Sleeping Dogs Lie

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/21/1985

Del's on to a great money making scheme - looking after Boycie and Marlene's new puppy Dukie for a steal at £60 a week. Should be a doddle - a bit of the old Pedigree Chum and they should be away. Then Dukie falls victim to Salmonella poisoning...

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Yuppy Love
265 votes

#8 - Yuppy Love

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/1989

'80s fever is spreading fast! Del Boy's on the up and into the exciting world of red braces and yuppy sorts. Armed with his filofax and briefcase, he's ready to take on the city - well, Peckham anyway. Meanwhile, Rodney's on the pull, with a classy new bird called Cassandra. Wonder what she'll think of Nelson Mandela House...

Hole in One
300 votes

#9 - Hole in One

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/7/1985

The Trotters are potless, so Uncle Albert comes to the rescue by having an 'accident' with the open cellar door of the Nag's Head.

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A Losing Streak
287 votes

#10 - A Losing Streak

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/4/1982

Del and Boycie are set to play the biggest poker game Peckham's ever seen... But what exactly has Boycie got up his sleeve?

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Strained Relations
274 votes

#11 - Strained Relations

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/28/1985

After Grandad's funeral, Delboy & Rodney are surprised to find that his brother, Uncle Albert, has moved in with them - bringing his nautical nightmares.

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Happy Returns
337 votes

#12 - Happy Returns

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/21/1985

Rodney's in love with Debbie from the newsagents. Could this mean the end of his dirty magazine fetish? Trouble is she's only 19, and 19 1/2 years ago Del was pretty friendly with her mum...

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The Longest Night
266 votes

#13 - The Longest Night

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/14/1986

A burglar makes a daring raid on the local supermarket just as Del and family are out buying their weekly French stick. What's worse, Del sold him a duff watch down the local market...

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
238 votes

#14 - Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/5/1986

Del Boy gets the chance to make a new start (and to become a millionaire) in Australia - fronting Jumbo Mill's used car business.

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May the Force Be With You
239 votes

#15 - May the Force Be With You

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/8/1983

D.I. Slater is on the track of a stolen microwave oven and Del Boy is in the frame.

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Chain Gang
263 votes

#16 - Chain Gang

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/1989

It's the deal of a lifetime! Faced with the opportunity to buy 250 18-karat gold chains from retired jeweller Arnie, Del can't resist. Hastily a multi-million dollar business consortium is formed - well, Mike from the Nag's Head, Trig, Boycie, Uncle Albert and a reluctant Rodney, anyway. Everything's pretty cushty until Arnie's taken ill just as the deal is about to be sealed, and Del is left feeling that all that glitters...

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The Miracle of Peckham
247 votes

#17 - The Miracle of Peckham

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/7/1986

Del Boy gets religion when the Madonna at the local church is seen to shed tears. But why does she only cry when it's raining, and where did that lead in Del's garage come from?

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Watching the Girls Go By
259 votes

#18 - Watching the Girls Go By

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/28/1985

Del sets Rodney up with a date, but when she gets to the do at the Nag's Head she makes Rodney wish he hadn't.

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Little Problems
219 votes

#19 - Little Problems

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/12/1989

With his diploma in Computer Science, new job in Casandra's father's firm and impending marriage, Rodney's certainly on the up. Del's even promised to take care of his share of the flat deposit. Only problem is, Del's gone and got himself into a bit of bother over some hooky mobile phones with the less-than-understanding Driscoll brothers, and unless he comes up with £2,000 pretty sharpish they're going to take care of him. Rodney and Cassandra are married, and when he returns home from honeymoon, Del Boy gives him some good advice.

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The Russians Are Coming
288 votes

#20 - The Russians Are Coming

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/13/1981

The threat of nuclear war looms over Peckham. What will become of the Nag's Head if the Russians attack? One things guaranteed: the Trotters will be sitting pretty in their DIY shelter...

Directors: Martin Shardlow
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220 votes

#21 - Wanted

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/15/1983

Rodney is on the run after he is accused of being the 'Peckham Pouncer' - but where is that fragrant smell, wafting through the ventilation ducts of Nelson Mandela House, coming from?

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Video Nasty
274 votes

#22 - Video Nasty

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/28/1986

Rodney gets a grant from the local college to make a film, but first he must come up with a viable screenplay. Del gets him a secondhand typewriter, and also suggests a storyline of 'A Rhino Loose in the City'. To make matters worse, the director, Mickey Pearce, fed up with waiting for Rodney to write the story, starts making porn films, only for Rodney to end up starring in one.

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Sickness & Wealth
209 votes

#23 - Sickness & Wealth

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/5/1989

While excruciating stomach cramps and a constant diet of health salts might drive some people to visit the doctor, not our Del! Oh no, he's only suffering from that scourge of all yuppies, PMA - Positive Mental Attitude! So it's going to require some nifty plotting by Rodney and Uncle Albert to get Del to visit the dreaded 'D' word!

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275 votes

#24 - Homesick

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/10/1983

Del Boy uses Rodney's election as chairman of the local tenants' association to plot a move to ground-floor accommodation.

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As One Door Closes
256 votes

#25 - As One Door Closes

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/4/1985

When Del Boy's hooky 'louvry' door deal, financed with Denzil's redundancy money, falls through, the boys attempt to repay him by catching a rare butterfly.

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