Lovely jubbly! Viewers to get a glimpse of the 'lost' episode of Only Fools and Horses (which was commissioned by an OIL company to teach children about crude oil)

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Viewers are to get a glimpse of a 'lost' episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

The never-before-seen episode filmed in 1984, titled 'Licensed to Drill', is said to have been lying on a dusty shelf for years.

Characters - Del - Boy - Rodney - Grandad

It features characters Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad and is especially significant as it was Lennard Pearce's final appearance as Grandad before his death.

The episode was produced by the Maureen Oilfield Consortium and was exclusively made for British schools to teach them about crude oil and the things that can be mass-produced from it.

Programme - Minutes - Seconds - Schools

The programme, running for 19 minutes and 15 seconds, was shown in various schools but was never broadcast commercially.

In the episode, Del Boy, played by David Jason, thinks he's on to a winner when he reveals his new get-rich-quick scheme.

Oil - Rig - Bargain - Price - £400

He's bought an oil rig for the bargain price of £400, now all they need to do is extract their 'own black gold.'

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.'

Trotters - Way - Oil - Peckham - Del

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

In addition to airing scenes from the forgotten episode, UKTV Gold's 'The Story Of Only Fools And Horses' also...
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