Following up on a recent Tellyspotting report and review of the one-off “prequel” of
Only Fools and Horses called Rock & Chips, you may recall that the program was set in 1960 on Orchard Street and starred Nicholas Lyndhurst as Freddie Robdal, the man long thought to be Rodney’s Dad. James Buckley will again star as a young Del Boy.
Continuing the British love affair with what has long been recognized as the most popular British comedy of all-time, as voted upon in Britain’s Best Sitcom, comes word that writer, John Sullivan, is currently writing a full-series of six, one-hour episodes for broadcast later this year or early 2011. Click here for more information on the upcoming series, courtesy of our friends at the British Comedy Guide.
Having seen the original 90-minute prequel, it’s a definite candidate for additional episodes. While not laugh-out-loud funny, it does have a definite warmth and charm that warrants a series, plus you get the great Nicholas Lyndhurst along with a great soundtrack from the 60’s. Here’s a bit of cool behind-the-scenes stuff from the prequel….enjoy.