The Only Fools and Horses DVD Collection
|Staff writers||Anna Moore
|First issue||September 2005|
|Final issue||October 2006 (29 issues)|
The Only Fools and Horses DVD Collection is a fortnightly partwork magazine published by GE Fabbri, authorised by BBC Video. Each issue includes a DVD containing up to 4 episodes of Only Fools and Horses, and a magazine which contains various articles such as Peckham Profiles and information on the selected episodes. Each issue was £7.99, apart from issue 1 which was £3.99. In total 29 issues were released.
With every issue there is an exclusive magazine. The front covers have a banner at the top and bottom which was coloured either red, blue or purple with Lovely jubbly, it's 110% pukka written in the bottom banner. In the top left corner is the Only Fools and Horses DVD collection logo and the issue number was in a star directly next to the logo. In the center of each magazine there is an image of Derek "Del Boy" Trotter, his younger brother Rodney and occasionally other characters in the foreground while in the background is a place within Peckham.
There are recurring articles which have appeared in the magazines:
- Episode Guides: These include a description of the episodes included on the DVDs and a section entitled straight from the horse's mouth where John Sullivan talks about the roots of the episode. Each episdode guide would have a Del's lingo, where one of the foreign phrases that Del uses is translated to what he means; and a Rodders rant where Rodney will describe the episode in his own words using his own points of view.
- Peckham Profiles: These are descriptions of characters in the show, and they also include a section called straight from the horse's mouth where John Sullivan talks about the roots of the character and how the actor who plays them was chosen. The final section is called The Secret World of... where several facts about the character are listed in bullet points. For most of the characters there is an article on the early years and, in a later magazine, the later years, but some characters had a profile in only one magazine.
- Classic Clips: These are a description, with episode stills, of one of the Only Fools and Horses funny scenes and John Sullivan talks about the roots of the scene.
- Fools File: These were a series of creative artworks about a general topic, using notes, dialogue and scene's from different episodes.
- Hooky Street: This is a description of items that Del has brought, owned, sold or talked about.
- Behind the Scenes: These are articles about things or people associated with Only Fools and Horses, and the articles would describe how they became involved with the programme and why John Sullivan chose this person/thing and how he included them in the show.
- The World According to: These articles would contain documents of a character talking about a topic they know well, there would also be an image or drawing of things associated with the topic that appeared in episodes of the programme.
The Collection started in September 2005 and finished in October 2006
- "Big Brother", "Go West Young Man" and "Cash and Curry"
- "The Second Time Around", "A Slow Bus To Chingford" and "The Russians Are Coming"
- "Christmas Crackers", "The Long Legs of the Law", "Ashes to Ashes" and "A Losing Streak"
- "No Greater Love", "The Yellow Peril" and "It Never Rains..."
- "A Touch of Glass", "Diamonds Are for Heather" and "Homesick"
- "Healthy Competition", "Friday the 14th" and "Yesterday Never Comes"
- "May The Force Be With You", "Wanted", "Who's a Pretty Boy?" and "Thicker than Water"
- "Happy Returns", "Strained Relations" and "Hole in One"
- "It's Only Rock and Roll", "Sleeping Dogs Lie", "Watching the Girls Go By" and "As One Door Closes"
- "To Hull and Back"
- "From Prussia With Love", "The Miracle of Peckham", "The Longest Night"
- "Tea for Three", "Video Nasty" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
- "A Royal Flush" and "The Frog's Legacy"
- "Yuppy Love" and "Danger UXD"
- "Chain Gang" and "The Unlucky Winner Is..."
- "Sickness and Wealth" and "Little Problems"
- "The Jolly Boys' Outing"
- "Rodney Come Home"
- "The Sky's the Limit" and "The Chance of a Lunchtime"
- "Stage Fright" and "The Class of '62"
- "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Uncle" and "Three Men, a Woman and a Baby"
- "Miami Twice"
- "Mother Nature's Son"
- "Fatal Extraction"
- "Heroes and Villains", "Moder Men" and "Time On Our Hands"
- "If They Could See Us Now"
- "Strangers on the Shore"
- "Sleepless in Peckham"
When all the DVD spines were lined up they would form a picture of the regular characters. From left to right: