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
Did You Know?
The show's first feature-length episode, it was deliberately pitched against the Christmas special of Minder
(1979) in 1985 since the two shows were considered rivals what with they're similar characters and scenarios. David Jason
never considered them rivals because he was a big fan of the other show and felt it was something stirred up by the press just to sell newspapers. In the end, Only Fools came out ahead with an audience of 17 million, which shocked Jason. 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
We got lost in the middle of the North Sea. Luckily we spotted the Zeebrugge to Hull ferry and we followed it.
And that's how you got to Hull?
No. that's how we got to Zeebrugge. It was going the wrong bloody way.
Features The Cruel Sea
Written by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan See more