His Dark Materials

Written and created by John Sullivan, Only Fools and Horses ran for 64 episodes from 1981 to 2003 and at its peak was watched by 24.3 million people. The impact of Only Fools on the life of the nation is demonstrated by many of the show’s catchphrases and words having entered common usage. In 2003, the most popular of these, ‘lovely jubbly’, was listed in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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.