Only Fools and Horses....: Season 4, Episode 8

To Hull and Back (25 Dec. 1985)

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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. ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Merryfield ...
Jane Thompson ...
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Mike Fisher (as Kenneth Macdonald)
Kim Clifford ...
Vicky the Barmaid
Johnnie Wade ...
Annie Leake ...
Ruby Slater
John Challis ...
Tony Anholt ...
Christopher Mitchell ...
Roy Heather ...


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, he hears his old foil Chief Inspector Slater is eyeing Boycie and Abdul as drug dealers. Del decides to hide undetected in the back of Denzil's van. Denzil then getting in and driving them to Hull (pursued by Rodney) was not part of the plan. Thinking quickly, they hire a boat, and let Uncle Albert guide them to Amsterdam. Overcoming counterfeit cash, Albert's amnesia, it's only the arrival of Slater that scuppers them. Despite this, it's Del who has the last laugh. Written by Rune Thandy

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After filming a cold night shoot, David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst followed Ray Butt, who was wrapped in an anorak the size of a duvet, the hood which made him look from behind like a gnome in a horror film. As he walked, Jason and Lyndhurst heard a chinking sound. They caught up to him, and he showed them his pockets, crammed full of miniatures of gin and tonic; they were his supplies for the night, as well as his favorite drink. It was Jason's most vivid memory of that episode. See more »


When Rodders opens the back of the lorry looking for Del in the background on the docks there are some cars parked, the next shot shows Delboy getting up from the blankets and staggering towards Rodders, the next shot shows Rodney looking into the trailer and the parked cars behind him are gone and finally as we see Del exit the lorry trailer the cars are back again. See more »


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I really like this episode of Only Fools And Horses. my best bit is when Del Boy sees Denzil in his truck,and Denzil says "NO" To him. I also like Slater when he says,"I'm Chief (Spits it)Inspector!" Del boy gets trapped in Denzil's truck, and ends up in Hull (Whatsit'sname) I also like it when Rodney drives the van over our Humber bridge, in the days when it was £1 to cross it.(£2.50) now!, and the toll attendant says that will be a pound, and Rodney says, I've got 75P and the attendant says that's not a pound, Rodney says, I've only got 3 wheels, and the attendant says, Pointing to the sign, that's got 2 wheels, but it's still a pound. That van misfires all the time, I find that highly amusing, and when it will not start, Rodney says, I'll clean you! I also like it when Del Boy and Rodney hire a fishing Schooner to Holland. Denzil says that he is haunted by Del Boy and he is convinced that he is seeing things, so imagine his horror when he sees him on that boat.. I also like it when they get lost and ask the man on the gas rig, "Excuse me, where is Holland?" I am going to rate this 10/10

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