Only Fools and Horses

BBC Only Fools and Horses: David Jason’s brother who starred in A Touch of Frost alongside him

Sir David Jason has graced our television screens for decades.

The actor, who has been a part of our lives for generations, is well known for his iconic role as Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools and Horses.

The BBC sitcom was first broadcast in 1981 and follows wheeler-dealer Del Boy and the Trotter family on quests to make quick cash, and eventually become millionaires.

Born David John White in 1940, the television star has been the epitome of British comedy and drama and has rose in the ranks to become a national treasure.

Del Boy, Uncle Albert and Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses (Image: BBC)

Over the years, his roles have included playing Granville in Open All Hours, Blanco in Porridge, Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, and DI Frost in A Touch of Frost, plus so many more.

And it appears acting is a talent that runs through’s David’s family as he has a famous brother.

David’s older brother, Arthur White, features in a number of episodes of police crime drama A Touch of Frost playing the role of PC Ernie Trigg.

Have you spotted him?

Rumour has it, it was in fact Arthur that inspired David to pursue acting early in his career.

Back in 1996, Arthur starred in Goodnight Sweetheart which also stars Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses, as the lead role.

Arthur, who was born in London in 1933, has also featured in a number of popular television series.

He played Albert Fogerty in Heartbeat back in 2007 after landing a part in Holby City in 2006 as Sidney Bickton.

Other television appearances include Doctors, Family Affairs, London’s Burning, Grange Hill, and many more.

David Jason and Arthur White have both had successful TV careers

In 1991, Arthur starred alongside brother David when he appeared in two episodes of The Darling Buds of May as Uncle Pearce.

It’s a shame the two famous siblings never acted alongside each other in Only Fools. Well, there’s always hopes for an on-screen reunion.

Pair of legends!

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