Only Fools and Horses

The Official Inside Story

by Steve Clark


At its height more than 24 million people watched the classic comedy series Only Fools and Horses, making it Britain's most popular television programme ever. The hilarious exploits of wheeler-dealer Del Trotter and his dopey brother Rodney enthralled everyone from real market traders to members of the Royal Family.

Only Fools and Horses - The Official Inside Story takes us behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of the hit show and is fully authorised by the family of John Sullivan, the show's creator and writer. Containing in-depth interviews with the show's stars including Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and key members of the production team, this engaging tribute includes a comprehensive episode guide. It also reveals how the show was rejected when it was first offered to the BBC, how Sir David Jason nearly missed out on the starring role and the tragedy of the death of one of its stars during filming.

Written by bestselling author Steve Clark, the only writer on set for the filming of Only Fools and Horses, spin-off The Green Green Grass and prequel Rock & Chips, the book gives a fascinating and unique insight into this legendary series.

Rights Information

Britain's most popular sitcom - all rights available.

Marketing Information

Author has large following on Twitter and is available for radio and press interviews worldwide


Sir David Jason says: "Author Steve Clark's book The Official Inside Story is the definitive history of Only Fools and Horses. He is the expert on the series. It is nice to know that the legacy of this classic show lives on for a new generation. As Del Boy would say: 'You know it makes sense!'"

Dan Sullivan says: "For more than two decades Steve Clark worked closely with Only Fools and Horses and its creator, my Dad, John Sullivan OBE. On set and location he has extensively interviewed both cast and crew, and that is why I can happily recommend this book as the only truly Inside and Official telling of the Only Fools and Horses story available."

Author Biography

Steve Clark has been specialising in behind-the-scenes reports on television programmes for more than twenty years. He is author of The Only Fools and Horses Story (BBC Books, 1998), The World of Jonathan Creek (BBC Books, 1999), On Set (Blake Publishing, 1999), Captain Corelli's Mandolin - The Illustrated Film Companion (Headline, 2001), Only Fools and Horses: The Official Inside Story (Splendid Books, 2011) and The British Television Location Guide (Splendid Books, 2013). He lives in Hampshire with his wife and their two children. He doesn't drive a Robin Reliant... but he'd secretly quite like one.

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Bibliographic Information
  • English
  • 9780955891694 / 0955891698
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Splendid Books Limited
  • Publish State: Published
  • Page size: 20 (197 x 132) mm
  • Illustration: ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.)
  • Biblio Notes: Includes index.