Sadly, many of the fantastic cast are no longer with us, including Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the barman) and the show’s creator and writing genius John Sullivan.
However, many of the surviving actors have reunited and here is what the cast have been up to since Del Boy and Rodney turned off the lights at Nelson Mandela House.
David Jason - Del Boy
The 77-year-old remains one of Britain’s most popular TV stars, returning to the role of Granville in 2014 for a revamp of the Ronnie Barker sitcom Still Open All Hours.
Knighted in 2005, Jason’s career has included many incredible TV shows such as A Touch of Frost and The Darling Buds of May.
However, it will always be Del Boy Trotter that defines his career and that will forever endear him to the country.
Nicholas Lyndhurst – Rodney
Lyndhurst has always kept a low public profile and picked his TV roles sparingly since the height of his fame in the 90s when he starred in Only Fools and Goodnight Sweetheart, two of the biggest comedies of the decade.
In recent years he has turned his hand to drama, playing Dan Griffin in the long-running detective drama New Tricks, but also kept his hand in comedy with appearances in Only Fools prequel Rock & Chips and a one-off revival of Goodnight Sweetheart in 2016.
John Challis - Boycie
The man with the most memorable laugh in TV history got his own spinoff series after Only Fools ended, Green Green Grass, which ran from 2005 to 2009.
He has toured his one man show, Only Fools and Boycie, released his autobiography, Being Boycie, and returned to TV in 2016 as Captain Peacock in the revival of Are You Being Served?
Paul Barber - Denzil
Best known for playing Only Fools’ Dezil and Horse in classic British big screen comedy The Full Monty, Paul Barber is still a regular on stage and screen.
In recent years he has popped up in Coronation Street, Casualty and Death in Paradise. Earlier this year, he was cast in hit CBBC series The Dumping Ground.
Tessa Peake-Jones - Raquel
She may be best known as Del Boy’s long-suffering wife, but Tess Peake-Jones has starred in numerous hit dramas since Only Fools ended.
You may have spotted her in Doctor Who’s 2013 special The Time of the Doctor, Doctors, Channel 4’s acclaimed Poppy Shakespeare and hit ITV dramas Grantchester and Unforgotten.
Gwyneth Strong - Cassandra
After playing Rodney’s love interest in the BBC sitcom, Gwyneth went on to star in A Touch of Frost, reuniting her with David Jason, Casualty, Doctors and Midsomer Murders.
In 2008 she was cast in the West End musical Our House and in 2016 she joined the cast of EastEnders as Geraldine Clough.
Outside of acting, she married Footballers’ Wives star Jesse Birdsall in 2000.
Ben Smith - Damien
Del Boy’s son Damien was played by numerous child actors over the years, but Benjamin Smith is the most recognisable version of the youngest Trotter.
After starring the show, he went on to appear in Holby City, Skins, EastEnders and has been having great success in recent years starring in the acclaimed BBC drama Accused and Channel 4’s comedy drama No Offence.
Patrick Murray - Mickey Pearce
He starred in Only Fools for over 20 years, but after such a career high, Murray struggled to find roles that could match the classic sitcom. Instead, he took up work as a taxi driver, builder, antique dealer and professional poker player.
After battling with personal demons ad alcoholism, Murray revealed earlier this year that he was launching a DJ career in Benidorm.