Great news because a long lost episode of Only Fools and Horses has just been found 8 months ago

Great news because a long lost episode of Only Fools and Horses has just been found

Cushty! Essential viewing for any fan of the comedy classic.

Play it nice and cool son, nice and cool because a lost episode of Only Fools and Horses has resurfaced and it's bound to make you feel like you're a millionaire.

The never-before-seen episode was filmed in 1984, titled ‘Licensed to Drill’, and it's said to have been lying on a dusty shelf for years.

The episode was exclusively made for British schools to teach them about crude oil and the things that can be mass-produced from it. Doesn't that sound like something Del Boy would try to sell? After all, who else could sell a bunch of Showaddywaddy LPs to a one-legged person?

In the newly discovered episode, we see Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad at the top of their game, and is especially significant as it was Lennard Pearce’s final appearance as Grandad before his death.

In the episode, Del Boy, thinks he’s on to a winner when he reveals his new get-rich-quick scheme. He buys an oil rig for the 'bargain' price of £400 and plans to extract some 'black gold' of his own.


But unfortunately for the Trotters, they soon realise there’s not much in the way of oil in Peckham and Del Boy realises he’s been conned.

See, Del really should have stayed with the purified water business that was found in that famous Peckahm spring!

In addition to airing scenes from the forgotten episode, UKTV Gold will also air a documentary about the show. 'The Story Of Only Fools And Horses' will feature some of the very best outtakes from the classic sitcom when it airs on 3 October, which is when scenes from ‘Licensed to Drill’ will be shown for the first time.

Gold’s retrospective series will also feature interviews with the cast, rare and unaired scenes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage.

Lovely jubbly.