As part of Sport Relief 2014 we saw the return of Del Boy in a one off sketch. However as many fans will know there are a number of recently discovered sketches and some rarities out there. We’ve had a mooch around and found these.
Christmas Trees – 1982
Broadcast as part The Funny Side Of Christmas on 27th December 1982, this mini episode produced by Ray Butt, sees Del boy trying to sell Christmas Trees down Peckham market.
Licensed To Drill – 1984
Believed to be Grandad’s final appearance, this was a 19 minute educational episode made in 1984 and only shown in schools and colleges. Here we see Del, Rodney and Grandad discuss oil drilling and fossil fuels.
Radio Times – 1985
A 2 minute BBC1 promo for the Radio Times Christmas edition, this specially filmed sequence features Del Boy, Rodney, and “Santa Albert” sitting in the flat reading the Radio Times and getting ready for Christmas TV.
White Mice – 1985
In this 3 minute spoof documentary, shown on BBC Breakfast Time on 24th December 1985, a BBC consumer expert investigates Del.
Royal Variety Show – 1986
29th November 1986 and whilst delivering some dodgy goods, Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert inadvertently walk into the Royal Variety Show.
Abbey National Adverts, 1989
A couple of ads featuring David Jason as Del Boy promoting the Abbey National around 1989.
The Robin Flies At Dawn – 1990
Filmed for the British Troops serving in Gulf War 1, Del, Rodney and Albert send our troops a goodwill message. Broadcast 1st December 1990.
“Comic Relief Special” – 1997
A short scene, broadcast as part of Comic Relief night on 14th Mearch 1997. This 6 minute sketch is based entirely in the flat, featuring a young Damien Trotter. The first half features Del and Rodney slipping in references to other TV shows featuring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst (e.g. A Touch of Frost, Goodnight Sweetheart) before the duo come out of character and make an appeal to camera for donations for Comic Relief. This is Albert’s last appearance in Only Fools and Horses.
Sport Relief – 2014
Put together by the two sons of the late John Sullivan this will be the first time we’ve seen the Trotters since 2003’s Sleepless In Peckham. We are also told it will be the boys last outing. In keeping with the sport theme Del and Rodney are joined by David Beckham.