Rock and Chips for Christmas return
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 October 2010
'Only Fools and Horses' spin-off 'Rock and Chips' featuring Del Boy as a teenager will be back on TV for a Christmas special
'Only Fools and Horses' spin-off 'Rock and Chips' will be back on TV for a Christmas special.
The comedy - featuring 'Inbetweeners' star James Buckley as teenage wheeler-dealer Del Boy - originally aired as a one-off in February, but proved such a hit with 7.5million viewers, writer John Sullivan penned two new episodes of the prequel to the classic sitcom.
The show centres on a young Derek Trotter growing up in Peckham, south London, with his parents Reg and Joan. It also stars original cast member Nicholas Lyndhurst as villain Freddie Robdal, Rodney's biological dad.
Teenage incarnations of other familiar faces from 'Only Fools and Horses' will also make an appearance including Boycie, Trigger, Denzil and Jumbo Mills
The first episode will be screened during the festive season with the second aired next Easter.
Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy at the BBC, says: "How incredibly tantalising. Nearly 30 years since 'Only Fools and Horses' hit our screens, now we'll have the chance to see the vivid, bittersweet drama that underpinned the iconic series."
James, meanwhile, revealed earlier this week filming for 'Rock and Chips' had already started.
He tweeted: "We're off for a nice dinner at my parents this evening. Then early night before rock n chips rehearsals start tomorrow (sic)."
The comedy also stars Phil Daniels and Shaun Dingwall.