We have some good news for fans of the classic sit com “Only Fools and Horses”.
A rare “lost” episode of the show will be shown for the first time on TV for hardcore fans to enjoy.
The episode is called “Licenced To Drill” and has only recently been discovered after bring lost and forgotten about for years.
The episode features Del, Rod and Grandad on top form as was Lennard Pearce’s final episode playing Grandad before his death.
The plot of the episode starts out with Del explaining to the other boys that he has a great idea to make some quick cash.
It turns out he has paid £400 for an Oil Rig and plans on drilling for some oil.
Del says: “We just lay low in our boat for a while and we wait for one of the big oil companies to move off the oil field and then we whip in a bit lively and use their hole.”
They soon realise that Del has been conned.
The episode was not shown on the TV and was originally produced by the Maureen Oilfield Consortium and was exclusively made for British schools to teach them about the oil industry.
The airing of the episode will also be accompanied by some bloopers.
In one David Jason (Del Boy) forgets his lines and says: “We might as well start again because I’ve gone now.”
Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodders), mispronounces his onscreen wife’s name as “Ker-sai” instead of Cassie.
Executive producer John Quinn said: “Thanks to the late John Sullivan’s family, we have access to some exclusive behind-the-scenes material – driven by first-hand insights and anecdotes by many of those who were there.”
Gold’s Steve North said: “I am so excited to be working with the Sullivan family to help celebrate Gold’s 25th birthday this year, and really delve into the archives one of the most loved shows on the channel. Gold viewers will get a real treat.”
The Story of Only Fools and Horses airs on UKTV’s Gold Channel on Tuesdays at 8pm until October 3 which is when scenes from Licensed to Drill will be shown for the first time.