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 3, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold today at 4:10pm.

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
    John Jarvis Editor
    John Sullivan Composer
    Bernard Lloyd-Jones Production Designer

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