[[WMG: Derek Edward "Del Boy" Trotter]]
* AntiHero: Type I, with some elements of Type III
* BigBrotherInstinct: He may tease Rodney to no end, but he looks out for him.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Rodney.
* BizarreTasteInFood: His favourite cocktails include Baileys and cherryade, Tia Maria and Lucozade and blackcurrant & Pernod.
* BookDumb: He was always more interested in making money down the market than school, which for him was mostly a way to hang out with his friends. He has a shockingly poor grasp of just about every academic subject, save for maths where his decades of wheeling and dealing have left him with fantastic mental arithmetic. Despite all this he is an excellent GuileHero, able to outwit people much better educated and successful than himself. One memorable instance involved him confessing to a crime moments after receiving a legally binding declaration that he couldn't be arrested for his involvement with it. His BookDumb nature means that he is so frequently wrong about things that when he is secretly acting out one of his brilliant plans, even the ''audience'' is fooled.
* [[BrainsAndBrawn Brawn]]: To Rodney's Brains.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "He who dares, wins!" and "This time next year, we'll be millionaires."
* CrookedContractor: He has been known to dabble in this when the market trading isn't going so well. In the episode "Who's A Pretty Boy Then?", after stealing the job of painting Denzil's flat from Brendan O'Shaughnessy, he then offers his services when Mike says the brewery want the pub painted. Mike says Brendan has already put in a bid of a thousand pounds. Del immediately offers a counterbid of ''two'' thousand pounds.
-->'''Mike''': Hang about, hang about. Why should I turn down an offer of £1000 and accept one of £2000?\\
'''Del Boy''': 'Cos of all the advantages it has to offer, like my unique profit-sharing scheme. The two thousand pounds would be disbursed thus: Five hundred pounds for vous, and five hundred pounds for ve.\\
'''Mike''': What, you mean I get five hundred quid?\\
'''Del Boy''': Oh, yes.\\
'''Mike''': And what about the thousand that's left over?\\
'''Del Boy''': We give that to the Irishman and let him do the job!
** Also done in the famous episode "A Touch of Glass". Del and company offer to clean some chandeliers at a wealthy lord's mansion, and most obviously don't know a thing about how to do so. Cue [[FallingChandelierOfDoom Falling Chandelier]] and hasty retreat.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: He uses French words and phrases, and sometimes long English words, in an effort to sound sophisticated, knowledgeable and/or upper-class. He fails.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: If he didn't try to swindle and cut corners at every chance he got, he'd end up a lot richer.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Bad is perhaps pushing it, but he is absolutely devoted to the memory of his now-deceased mother Joannie. He sees her as truly TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, never allowing a single bad word to be said about her in earshot and completely obliviously ignoring several details suggesting she really wasn't all he cracks her up to be - like the fact she was the first woman on the estate to smoke menthol cigs, and that she was often seen in the pub hanging with shady looking men. And in ''Rock and Chips'' where Joan is the main character, you find out she was every bit as devious and cunning as Del is now, though also CloserToEarth and quite a bit more kindhearted. She has an affair with Reg (though Reg's neglectful, crude, lazy and at times abusive attitude allows Joan to be painted sympathetically for it) and uses the resulting pregnancy (Rodney) to secure the family a better home at Nelson Mandela House.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[=/=]GratuitousFrench: Would-be yuppie Del Boy is in the habit of throwing French words into his sentences even though he doesn't know what they mean. A full list can be found [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/onlyfools/lingo/euro.shtml here]].
* GuileHero: Del occasionally demonstrated enough savvy to come out on top after a whole episode of apparent failures.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Del Boy is self-centred, boorish, uneducated, a social climber (and a totally incompetent one at that) and a petty criminal, but he does genuinely care for the people he loves and has been shown to be quite sensitive at times.
* KarmaHoudini: Zig-zagged throughout the series. Sometimes his schemes pay off, sometimes they fail but Del manages to avoid any ill-effects, and sometimes they blow up spectacularly in his face. On a larger scale, he spends nearly the entire run of the series avoiding paying any income tax or VAT. RealityEnsues when his empire collapses between the 1996 and 2001--2003 trilogies, resulting in the taxman coming down on him like a ton of bricks, and Del ending up with a suspended prison sentence. He ultimately ends up being saved from this fate thanks to an inheritance from Uncle Albert, though has to use the lion's share of it to keep himself out of prison.
* LoveableRogue
* NeverMyFault: Del always blames poor Rodney for his mistakes.
* NiceHat: His market cap.
* PanickyExpectantFather: In "Three Men, a Woman, and a Baby".
* PapaWolf: Del is not afraid to protect his family from any incoming jerkasses, as shown in "No Greater Love", "May the Force Be With You", and "Little Problems".
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Del is occasionally quite homophobic, though this aspect of his character is always PlayedForLaughs, and usually contrasted with Rodney mocking him for it.
* PromotionToParent: Del was forced to become the father-figure to Rodney, after their mother died and their father callously abandoned them.
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by Creator/DavidJason from 1981 to 2003, and by James Buckley in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Averted. He has many of the common traits of the typical UCP, including ambition that far exceeds his ability, criminal tendencies, substance abuse (of the cigarettes and alcohol variety), is a JerkAss and has a complete shopping list of personality flaws. However, his unflappable optimism, [[PapaWolf highly protective attitude to his friends and family]] and the occasional glimpse that under the surface he can actually be quite sensitive make him a very sympathetic character for all his failings.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Even after her death, it's very clear that ''everything'' Del does is because he wants to make his Mum proud.

[[WMG: Rodney Charlton Trotter]]
* AntiHero: Type I
* AuthorAvatar: To John Sullivan, who was also a dreamer and idealist in his youth, as well as had an older sibling
* BigLittleBrother: To Del.
* [[BrainsAndBrawn Brains]]: To Del Boy's Brawn.
* ButtMonkey: Since Del both uses and teases him quite a lot.
* TheChewToy
* CloserToEarth
* DeadpanSnarker
* DoggedNiceGuy
* DumbassHasAPoint: He is painfully naive next to Del, but is often the first to point out the cracks in Del's hair-brained schemes from either an ethical standpoint, a practical standpoint or both and he's usually right at the end. Subverted, in that he often willingly goes along with Del's schemes and suffers the consequences accordingly.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Rodney ''Charlton'' Trotter. At his wedding, the audience can't stop laughing at it so it ends up being omitted from Cassandra's vows. Made all the more embarrassing by the fact that, despite Rodney's insistence that his middle name was inspired by Creator/CharltonHeston, it actually came about because his mother Joannie was a fan of football club Charlton Athletic.
* TheHeart
* HeroicBSOD: Went through a fortnight-long one after Cassandra miscarried in the second episode of the 1996 Christmas trilogy, "Modern Men", until Del helped him get over it in the third chapter, "Time On Our Hands".
* {{Hypocrite}}: Played for laughs, in that he'll often criticise Del's schemes but go along with them anyway.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Son]]: In the 2003 OFAH Christmas special and final episode "Sleepless in Peckham", Rodney discovers through an old photograph of the 1960 Jolly Boys' Outing that his biological father is not Reg Trotter, but rather gentleman thief Freddie "The Frog" Robdal. Needless to say, he's "played" by Nicholas Lyndhurst, who took the role for real in ''Series/RockAndChips''.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: When the story about Freddie the Frog first comes out, it's quite clear that Rodney suspects the truth. This is eventually confirmed later in the series.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Doesn't like Del's plans, but often shows himself willing to take part in them. Well-demonstrated in "Friday the 14th" where he tells Del how immoral Salmon-poaching is, then when Del says he and Grandad will split the money between them, Rodney replies "Now I didn't say I wouldn't come."
* OnlySaneMan
* PhraseCatcher: Gets called a "plonker" by Del when he screws up.
* SoapboxSadie: He's often going on about social issues to the interest of absolutely no-one.
* StraightMan: More pronounced in the first half of the show's run, where he was this to Del and Grandad (and later Uncle Albert), though occasionally his naivety would be contrasted with Del's experience and more streetwise nature. In latter episodes Raquel mostly took over the role, with Rodney becoming more bumbling and awkward, though he was still the saner one of him and Del.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Whereas Grandad and Albert were more willing to look the other way when it came to Del's hooky goods, and even Raquel could overlook it if it meant having food on the table, Rodney usually has issues. Not that Del ever pays the slightest bit of attention.

[[WMG: Edward Kitchener "Ted / Grandad" Trotter]]
* ButtMonkey
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: When Lennard Pearce died, they decided to kill off Grandad (off-screen, of course). Thus the first episode made after Pearce's death begins with Grandad's funeral.
* CordonBleughChef: His habit of utterly carbonizing anything he cooks leads to Del and Rodney eating out as often as possible. After Grandad dies, it turns out that Del is actually a fairly competent (if rather limited) cook, but let Grandad handle the Trotters' cooking just so that he wouldn't feel useless.
* TheDitz
* NiceHat
* NoNameGiven: Grandad's first name "Ted" was only revealed in the OFAH book series ''The Bible of Peckham'' and the pilot episode of ''RockAndChips''.
* RetiredBadass: "Badass" is probably pushing it but he was a gunrunner and mercenary during the Spanish civil war.
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by Lennard Pearce from 1981 to 1984, and by Phil Daniels in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Uncle Albert Gladstone Trotter]]
* ButtMonkey
* CaptainCrash: It's a running joke that every ship he ever served on has sunk, including ''peacetime''.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "During the war..."
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Like Grandad, Albert was killed off after his actor Buster Merryfield died. Although Albert died during the episode, with the first scene explaining that he hadn't joined them in the Caribbean because it had turned out the great sailor didn't have a passport.
* DreadfulMusician: He certainly isn't the best pianist around, but Mike tolerates his piano playing on the grounds that it prevents people from noticing that the Nag's Head's jukebox has been broken for years.
* {{Flopsy}}: In the episode "Hole in One" he used a variant; using his parachute training to fall safely down open pub cellars.
* InflationaryDialogue: In the episode "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Uncle", he arrives at the flat with a black eye and no money. He says he's been mugged by a gang of youths, but the number increases every time he tells the story. It turns out he lost the money playing dominoes, and then got in a punch-up with his opponent Knock-Knock over Marlene's mother.
* InSeriesNickname: "Boomerang Trotter," for his ability to come back from any ship sinking. Rodney, on the other hand, thinks "Jonah" would be more appropriate.[[note]](Note that in this context, Jonah refers to the British comic character {who had a similar habit of sinking ships} rather than the biblical Jonah)[[/note]]
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Albert's sunk every ship he ever sailed on.
* NiceHat
* OnlySaneMan: He steps into this role sometimes.
* ReallyGetsAround: In "Strangers on the Shore" its mentioned that while hiding in a village during the war he had numerous affairs, leading to the French Resistance betraying the sailors to the Germans. Del and Rodney then notice a lot of men in the village bear a resemblance to Albert.
* SanityBall: He was occasionally capable of acting as the voice of reason, most notably in "Tea for Three."
* SeadogBeard: His appearances led to many comparisons with Captain Birdseye.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Grandad. More blatant in his first few appearances, in which he was literally filling Lennard Pierce's role. His very first episode even involved reshooting a scene Pierce had already shot. (Notable for introducing some FridgeLogic too - Grandad had been in the RAF, but Albert somehow got parachute training in the ''Navy''.) He soon started to be portrayed as being more physically capable and less of a CloudCuckoolander than Grandad, along with his navy background playing a more important part in episodes.

[[WMG: Rachel "Raquel" Turner]]
* CloserToEarth
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In the 1988 Christmas special "Dates", she was introduced as one of these. She wanted to be an actress, but could only get not-real-acting jobs like stripogram or (in her second appearance) magician's assistant. After meeting Del, she gave up this profession after a StripperCopConfusion at Albert's birthday party.
* OnlySaneMan: She filled this role starting with "Rodney Come Home".
* StrawFeminist: While generally not ''too'' obnoxious about it, she does have a habit of ranting about how all men have it easy in life, and how only women ever truly suffer (though after watching her give birth, Del does kind of see where she's coming from on the second point).
* TeamMom: She became this by the later seasons.
* WomenAreWiser: To the extent where she's the only consistently sane character from around "Rodney Come Home" onwards.

[[WMG: Cassandra Louise Parry Trotter]]
* CloserToEarth
* MsFanservice: Cassandra often wears outfits which call attention to Gwyneth Strong's long, slender legs.
* SpoiledSweet
* UptownGirl
* WomenAreWiser: To much less of an extent than Raquel, though. She's definitely the more sensible one out of her and Rodney, but Rodney is himself generally more sensible compared to Del Boy, and Cassandra is both insanely career driven and prone to acting like a spoiled brat at times.

[[WMG: Damien Derek Trotter]]
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: His middle name is Derek, making his initials DDT, the same as a well-known insecticide. Subverted, since Uncle Albert points out straight away the effect this would have on Damien's initials, but Del and Raquel don't care about it.
-->Del Boy: Well, there'll be no flies on him, then, will there?
* EnfantTerrible: Parodied Rodney is convinced that his nephew Damien (the name is not coincidental) is one of these, and acts as if he's with the Anti-Christ anytime he's in the same room as him. The boy's just a normal child, but try telling Rodney that.
** One particular scene highlights this; Damien wants to show off a conjuring trick he's learnt, and chooses Rodney to show it to. From Damien's point of view, he's just happily playing with his uncle. Rodney, however, looks as if he's being forced to participate in some kind of satanic ritual.
* JiveTurkey: In the final three episodes, he speaks almost exclusively in [[Series/DaAliGShow Ali G]] gangsta language.
* MouthyKid
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name leads to lots of references to ''Film/TheOmen1976''.
* PeepingTom: He looks through the keyhole when Cassandra is taking a shower in "If They Could See Us Now"
* TagalongKid

[[WMG: Joan Mavis "Joannie" Trotter, Sr. (née Hollins)]]
* CloserToEarth
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Changed her hairstyle four times: the first time was in the pilot episode of ''Series/RockAndChips'', modelled after Creator/MarilynMonroe; the second time was in the second episode "Five Gold Rings", modelled after Creator/ElizabethTaylor; and the third and fourth times were in the third episode "The Frog and the Pussycat", modelled after Creator/AudreyHepburn and Creator/JaneFonda.
* InformedAttractiveness: While Joannie is decent looking, the sheer amount of gushing she gets over her looks, from pretty much everybody, is somewhat disproportionate.
* RunningGag: Whenever Del wants Rodney to do something for him, he always brings up what Joannie said to Del on her death bed. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the fourth season OFAH episode "It's Only Rock and Roll" when Rodney tells Del about a row they had on whose turn it was to go and get the fish and chips, and Del claimed that Joannie said on her death bed, "Send Rodney for the fish."
* SympatheticAdulterer: Reg is neglectful, crude, abusive, and all too happy to sit at home, watch Joan bring home the bacon and then waste her meagre wages down the pub. Is it any wonder she jumps into bed with Freddie Robdal - debonair and attentive, if somewhat unreliable and immoral - the first chance she gets?
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Del considers his mother Joan as having been an example of this. [[spoiler:Subverted big-time in ''Rock and Chips'' where it's revealed that Joan was nearly as devious as her son--if a bit more kind-hearted--and not only did she have an affair which resulted in her becoming pregnant and giving birth to Rodney, she used Rodney's birth to secure the family a better home in Nelson Mandela House]].
** Even before ''Rock and Chips'', it was obvious just how oblivious Del was to what type of lady she was. Such as how Joannie was the first woman in Peckham to smoke menthol cigarettes, how she was often to be found ''in the corner of a pub with two geezers'' and of how she used to buy her school aged son alcohol in pubs.

[[WMG: Reginald "Reg" Trotter]]
* BullyingTheDragon: One story speaks of Reg abusing Del when he was old enough to fight back. It landed him in hospital.
* DomesticAbuse
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnightOfCerebus: While he has his humerous moments, his solo appearance causes serious tension within the Trotter household.
* MilesGloriosus: Del describes him as "a bit of a hard nut" with women and children, but not much bottle when it comes to other men.
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by Peter Woodthorpe in the 1983 OFAH Christmas special "Thicker than Water", and by Shaun Dingwall in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Colin "Trigger" Ball]]
* AccidentalMisnaming: Always called Rodney Dave.
* BreakoutCharacter: He started out as a minor supporting character and became one of the show's most beloved characters.
* ButtMonkey: A downplayed example because he's a victim of Del just as often but doesn't appear to realise he's being messed about, happily (though unwittingly) acting to his own detriment in the interests of "helping out a friend". Moreover, Trigger's sporadic attempts at trading usually result in ''Del'' somehow getting screwed over, so they're probably pretty even on that count.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Trigger initially started as a small time criminal/trader along the same lines as the Trotters before evolving into the CloudCuckooLander he's famous for being.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* {{Flanderization}}: He started out as merely a bit slow and a bit dim - he called Rodney Dave, he could be caught out in negotiations, he was socially awkward etc - really basic stuff. He was also considered by those who knew him as a man that you shouldn't mess with; in "The Frog's Legacy" even Boycie backed off when Rodney cracked a rude joke about Trigger's aunt Rene. By the end of the final Christmas trilogy he had become so dumb that he was literally confused by his own ''blinking''.
* TheseusShipParadox: Trigger is given a medal for owning the same broom for 20 years, although it has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles. When asked how can it be the same broom, Trigger produces a picture of himself and his broom and asks, "What more proof do you need?"
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by Roger Lloyd Pack from 1981 to 2003, and by Lewis Osborne in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Denzil Tulser]]
* BlackBestFriend
* ButtMonkey: He's a perpetual victim of Del's schemes. As with every other Running Gag on the show, this is lampshaded no end, with Rodney frequently sympathising with his plight and Denzil himself trying hard to stop it happening.
* CloserToEarth
* TheEveryman
* HenpeckedHusband: He was one, before his wife Corrine left him.
* JiveTurkey: In his first appearance only, as it was immediately realised what a bad idea this was.
* NiceGuy
* OopNorth: He's from Liverpool.
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by Paul Barber from 1983 to 2005, and by Ashley Gerlach in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Terrance Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce]]
* AnnoyingLaugh: He has the machine gun rattle down to a fine art.
* BreakoutCharacter: Following ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass''.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Boycie's middle name is revealed to be Aubrey, and he says that his father always used to call him by it. For some reason, in ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass'', it's treated as though it were his first name (although this is [[ContinuitySnarl rather inconsistent)]].
* FriendlyEnemy: To Del.
* HonestJohnsDealership: He's offered Trigger's car as part of a poker bet. His response: "You must be joking, I sold it to him!"
* {{Jerkass}}: A comedic version.
* LovableRogue: He became this in his own series.
* SelfMadeMan: He went to school with Del and managed to make himself a millionaire years before Del did.
* SignatureLaugh
* SitcomArchnemesis: To Del, sometimes.
* SmugSnake
* SpinOff: ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass''.
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by John Challis since 1981 to 2009, and by Stephen Lloyd in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: He's sleazy and smug and there really isn't an awful lot to like about him. Also his moustache is stupid. He became ''slightly'' more sympathetic once he had [[Series/TheGreenGreenGrass his own turn in the spotlight]]. His attempts (and eventual success) to conceive a son were also something a [[MoralityPet small redeeming aspect]].
* YourCheatingHeart: In two episodes, it is alluded to that he's had at least two extramarital affairs. In "Go West Young Man", he reveals he has a 'bit on the side', whom he buys a E type Jaguar for, but Del Boy later crashes it. In "Dates", Del blackmails Boycie into doing a favour for him by threatening to inform Marlene of an encounter Boycie had with a woman in Sheffield.

[[WMG: Marlene Lane Boyce]]
* TheGhost: Marlene Boyce for the first three seasons. She was frequently mentioned by the characters, usually to wind up her husband Boycie by implying she'd [[ReallyGetsAround really got around]], but made her first appearance in Season 4, episode 5. Luckily they hadn't quite built her up to the point where no-one could play her.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied
--> "We all remember Marlene!"

[[WMG: Mike Fisher]]
* ButtMonkey: Amongst other things, Del sold him a hairdryer that was actually a paint stripper (with predictable results), a deep fat fryer (which exploded) and a fax machine that didn't work.
* CharacterOutlivesActor: After Kenneth [=McDonald=]'s death, Mike was revealed to be doing time for embezzlement.
* CloserToEarth
* DeadpanSnarker
* NotSoAboveItAll: The first time we see him he agrees on a scheme with Del to, for all intents and purposes, embezzle the brewery. He also indirectly admits more than once to watering down his beer, and is also seen selling Denzil a plate of stew for £1, and then selling a yuppie the exact same meal for £2.50.
* StraightMan: Comparatively speaking he's this to the collection of characters who frequent the Nag's Head, though he has more than a few foibles of his own.

[[WMG: Mickey Pearce]]
* FalseFriend
* {{Jerkass}}: Not to Reg's extreme though.
* NiceHat: Wears a pork pie hat as part of a TwoTone ensemble.
* SmugSnake
* SmallNameBigEgo
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jevon before the latter's disappearance.
* WithFriendsLikeThese

[[WMG: Sid]]
* CordonBleughChef: Sid himself admits that his food is borderline inedible, and that most of his trade comes from a combination of low prices and a good location next to the Peckham market.
* IWasQuiteALooker: As claimed to have been in the 2003 OFAH Christmas special "Sleepless in Peckham" when looking at himself in the photograph of the 1960 Jolly Boys' Outing.
* OnlyOneName

[[WMG: DCI Roy "The Slag" Slater]]
* ButtMonkey: In the first and second episodes of ''Series/RockAndChips''.
* DirtyCop: The second episode of ''Rock and Chips'', "Five Gold Rings", shows us that after leaving school, Slater immediately joined the police force and started abusing his position to go after Del.
--> '''Del''': Now listen here, Slater, I know a lot of coppers and they're all good blokes. I mean, I don't ''like'' 'em, but [[ByTheBookCop they play a fair game]]. And then there's ''you''...
* TheDogBitesBack: Is antagonistic towards the others due to being bullied by them as a child.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first scene he appears in you might be forgiven for thinking he's a normal, if slightly sneaky cop. The first real hint of what a slimeball he is comes when he's talking to Del, and reveals that he's no longer on speaking terms with his father due to an incident where Slater arrested him for having a broken light on his bicycle. A bicycle which ''Slater lent him'', by the way.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In each of his appearances, particularly towards Del.
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A very unpleasant example of the aftermath of childhood bullying.
* InspectorJavert: He will nick for anything you've done! In fact he will nick you for anything you '''haven't''' done and he won't let a little thing like "Innocence" get in his way!
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: In every other scene in which he appears, from petty crimes like sending his assistant on his break just as the police station canteen closes, to serious offences like blackmail and extortion. Perhaps the biggest moment comes in his first appearance, after Del tells him that he'd rather go to prison than reveal who gave him a stolen microwave. Slater tells him that if he does that, he'll also make sure that Rodney gets convicted on made-up charges of drug possession and ends up with a sentence at least as long as Del's, and to ''really'' put the boot in he also says that he'll use his contacts on the street to make sure the local criminals know that Grandad would be alone and vulnerable.
* KnightOfCerebus: While he is still a humorous character, the lengths he'll go to get one over on Del is portrayed with absolute seriousness.
* KubrickStare: Sports a genuinely unnerving one whenever he interrogates the Trotters.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He ends up being sent to prison for diamond smuggling after stealing the diamonds from Del and Boycie.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Averted. He's presented in the context of this trope, but is genuinely villainous. He's a DirtyCop, a borderline-abusive husband, and a sociopath.
* SmugSnake
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by Jim Broadbent in "May The Force Be With You", the 1985 OFAH Christmas special "To Hull and Back", and "The Class of '62", and by [=Calum MacNab=] in the first two episodes of the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Freddie "The Frog" Robdal]]
* TheAce: A debonair, gentleman thief who was a charming, generous and very clever man, who had a fondness and talent for art, was a hit with the ladies, and whose last job was the successful theft of half a million pounds worth of gold bullion, which he hid by burying it at sea under one of his pseudonyms (which he planned to retrieve using his skills as a diver). The image is slightly ruined by the fact that he died by sitting on a detonator during a later job.
* TheCharmer
* ExplosiveStupidity: Happened off-screen to him, when he sat on his own detonator during a post office heist.
* LondonGangster
* MeaningfulName
* SmugSnake