For 15 years, Brothers Derek 'Del boy' and Rodney Trotter of 'Trotters Independant Traders PLC' have entertained us both with Del's extreme optimism and scams and, quite simply, Rodney's facial expressions upon hearing those scams. Throughout the years, Grandad died and the equally funny Uncle Albert came to live with them, the brothers married and Del Boy had a son, Damien.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Sleepless in Peckham Aired: Dec. 25, 2003
- After 22 years in Nelson Mandela House, the Trotters face eviction by the Official Receiver. They're in desperate need of some dosh …
Series Fun Facts
- Jim Broadbent was John Sullivan (VIII)'s first choice as Del Boy, but he had just started a show in London's West End and so had to turn it down. Second Choice was Enn Reitel, who was working…
[show]Jim Broadbent was John Sullivan (VIII)'s first choice as Del Boy, but he had just started a show in London's West End and so had to turn it down. Second Choice was Enn Reitel, who was working as a voice artist. David Jason was only third choice. Broadbent was later cast as DCI Roy "The Slag" Slater, following a request from John Sullivan to still appear somewhere in the story lines.
- David Jason (Derek "Del" Trotter), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney Trotter) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger) are the only actors to appear in both the first and last episodes.
- Rodney's personality was based on the experiences of series creator John Sullivan, who also had an older sibling and, like Rodney, claimed to have been a dreamer and an idealist in his youth.