Created and written by John Sullivan and launched on 8 September 1981, Only Fools and Horses has the distinction of being the most popular British situation comedy of all-time. Seven series and 64 episodes later, OFAH called it a day after three successive Christmas specials airing from 2001-2003.
Now, according to the British Comedy Guide, Lovely Jubbly: A Celebration Of 40 Years Of Only Fools And Horses aims to be “a fully illustrated definitive history of the iconic BBC show” a mere 40 years later. Written by Mike Jones and Jim Sullivan, the son of show creator John Sullivan, the book will takes us behind the scenes of each and every episode of the iconic series. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, and never-before-seen images from the Sullivan archive, “Lovely Jubbly” is set to be the ultimate nostalgic trip down Hooky Street and a must have for Only Fools And Horses fans everywhere.
Set in Peckham in south-east London, the series starred David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek “Del Boy” Trotter with Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney Trotter, alongside a supporting cast that featured Vicar of Dibley‘sRoger Lloyd Pack. The series follows the Trotters’ highs and lows in life, in particular their attempts to get rich.
Following on the heels of one of the vans used in the show being auctioned off in January and then in February Royal Mail issued 12 stamps to mark the show’s 40th year, Lovely Jubbly: A Celebration Of 40 Years Of Only Fools And Horses, which is available to pre-order now, is due to be published on 30th September.