Only Fools And Horses. Image shows from L to R: Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Del (David Jason), Grandad (Lennard Pearce). Copyright: BBC.

Only Fools And Horses

BBC One sitcom about two market traders. 64 episodes (7 series), 1981 - 2003. Stars David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Lennard Pearce and others.

Series 7, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold today at 9:25am.

Series 4 - To Hull And Back

Del becomes embroiled in a diamond smuggling caper with Boycie and Abdul and, as usual, he's the one with the dirty job to do. Things are not helped, however, when the 'Old Bill' start asking awkward questions...

Further details

Boycie and Abdul pitch a diamond scam to Del Boy, who immediately turns them down.

That is until they offer him a £15,000 cut of the estimated £150,000 sale of the stone on the UK market. Del finds himself designated as the courier between Holland and Britain.

No sooner has Del enlisted a reluctant Rodders, before he hears his old foil Detective Chief Inspector Slater is eyeing Boycie and Abdul as jewel smugglers. Del quickly arranges to meet the two businessmen inside Denzil's truck to hurry along arrangements.

Denzil then getting in and driving him to Hull (pursued by Rodney) was not part of the plan. Thinking quickly, they hire a boat, order Uncle Albert up on the train, and have him guide them to Amsterdam.

Overcoming counterfeit cash, Albert's amnesia, and two sea crossings from hell, it's only the arrival of Slater that scuppers the plans. And yet, it's Del who has the last laugh...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th December 1985
90 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Buster Merryfield Uncle Albert
Roger Lloyd Pack Trigger
Paul Barber Denzil
John Challis Boycie
Kenneth MacDonald Mike
Guest cast
Roy Heather Sid
Jim Broadbent Roy Slater
Christopher Mitchell PC / DI Terry Hoskins
Jane Thompson Smuggler
Kim Clifford Vicky (Barmaid at Nag's Head)
Johnny Wade Teddy
Annie Leake Ruby Slater (Roy's mother)
Tony Anholt Abdul
Mark Burdis Colin
Jeff Stevenson PC Parker
Alan Hulse Tollbooth Attendant
Rachel Bell Lil (Cafe owner)
Joe Belcher First Boatman
Johnnie Allen Second Boatman
David Fleeshman Gas Rigger
Philip Bond Hendrik Van Kleefe
Lorence Ferdinand Hussein
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer

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