Only Fools and Horses

Heroes and Villains

Series 8 - Episode 1 Heroes and Villains



Radio Times readers voted Heroes and Villains (from 1996) as their favourite ever Only Fools and Horses Christmas episode, and their reward is a repeat screening on Gold. Even if you can’t place the title, all you need to know is that it’s “the one where Del and Rodney dress up as Batman and Robin”.

The hapless pair are invited to a fancy dress party and decide to go along as the Caped Crusaders. But their plans are almost scuppered when their Reliant Robin fails to live up to its name and breaks down. As the pair run through the foggy darkness to the party, they happen upon a real-life crime… and you doubtless know the rest.


Del feels down on his luck after the council rejects his application for a home improvement grant, but his spirits are raised when he hears about a fancy-dress party across town. David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Buster Merryfield star as the wheeler-dealers in the first part of the Christmas 1996 trilogy. With Tessa Peake-Jones, Gwyneth Strong, Douglas Hodge and Angela Bruce.

Cast & Crew

Del-Boy Trotter David Jason
Rodney Trotter Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert Buster Merryfield
Raquel Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra Trotter Gwyneth Strong
Trigger Roger Lloyd Pack
Denzil Paul Barber
Mike Kenneth MacDonald
Boycie John Challis
Marlene Sue Holderness
Old Damien Douglas Hodge
Councillor Murray Angela Bruce
Sid Roy Heather
Damien Trotter Jamie Smith
Kenny Steve Weston
Gary Scott Marshall
Scott Dan Clark
Kevin Fuman Dar
Dawn Sheree Murphy
Old lady Bay White
Mayor Robin Meredith
Photographer Richard Hicks
Market lad Lee Barritt
Market lad Leonard Kirby
Walk On Sean Spooner
Director Tony Dow
Producer Gareth Gwenlan
Writer John Sullivan
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