But it wasn't until Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter appeared on our screens that we fully appreciated his artistic genius.
Set in the downtown Peckham estate, 'Only Fools and Horses' followed the ups and downs of the Trotter family as they tried to get rich quick with their wheeler-dealing ways.
It is often cited as one of the greatest TV comedies of all time, and will forever remain a favourite with the British public and foreign viewers alike.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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