Definitely not as “interesting” as Anthony Perkins playing his own mother in Psycho, but it must be equally as challenging to play your own father. That’s what Nicholas Lyndhurst is set to do when he brings Rodney’s father, Freddie ‘The Frog’ Robdal, to life as filming begins on the much-anticipated ‘prequel’ to Only Fools and Horses. Long considered the most popular British comedy in the U.K., the one-off 90-minute special is set in 1960 and stars James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) in the lead role as a young Del Boy Trotter, the character made famous for nearly 30 years by David Jason and 8 years before Buckley was born.
Early photos from the set during the first few days of filming.
Going by the working title of Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips, the prequel was written by John Sullivan, creator of the original Only Fools and Horses. Check out more photos, etc. from the early days of filming courtesy of The Daily Mail. Cheers!