David Jason dedicates drama to war heroes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 August 2010
David Jason

David Jason

Sir David Jason has dedicated his new comedy drama 'Albert's Memorial' to Second World War Heroes

Sir David Jason has dedicated his new comedy drama to Second World War Heroes.

The veteran actor will star opposite David Warner in one-off ITV drama 'Albert's Memorial', about two war veterans who go on a road trip.

The pals attempt to fulfil their old comrade Albert's dying wish of a battlefield burial in Germany.

David, 70 - best known for playing wheeler-dealer Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in comedy 'Only Fools and Horses' - said: "I grew up knowing, in a very vivid way, that if it hadn't been for the men who fought we'd be living in a very different world.

"I feel that we owe a debt of gratitude, and Albert's Memorial is a small way of acknowledging it."

In the drama, the two OAPs are seen driving across Europe with their pal's body in the back, en route to his final resting place.

David added: "There was a lot of laughter, but there are serious issues - for example the futility of war.

"It has bound these old boys together but also spoilt their lives."

Albert's Memorial will be screened on ITV1 next month.

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