Only Fools and Horses revival will 'never happen'
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 March 2017
Nicholas Lyndhurst and Sir David Jason are adamant there won't be a revival of 'Only Fools and Horses'
Nicholas Lyndhurst is adamant an 'Only Fools and Horses' revival will "never happen."
The 55-year-old actor portrayed goody two shoes Rodney Trotter in the long-running comedy and, although he thoroughly enjoyed working on the sitcom with Sir David Jason - who played his on-screen brother dodgy market trader Del Boy - the pair are certain there won't be any more episodes because the writing genius John Sullivan - who tragically passed away in 2011 - is no longer around to pen more episodes.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Nicholas said: "We can't do 'Fools and Horses' again as the writers are not there. It will never happen. It ended on a high."
David agreed: "When we did 'Fools and Horses' we just had a writer who just wrote and that was his craft and he handed it onto us. We were very fortunate that we were doing a TV show that was written by such a talented man. Now everybody wants instant success, an instant winner and you can't have an instant winner."
'Only Fools and Horses' ran for seven series from 1981 until December 2003 and saw David's alter-ego pulling out all the stops to become a millionaire "this time next year".
There were 19 festive episodes, including 1996's 'Time on Our Hands' - which pulled in a sitcom record 24.3 million viewers - and 'Only Fools' spawned two spin-off series.
Nicholas returned for the prequel Rock & Chips' and starred as Rodney's biological father Freddie "The Frog" Robdal, while Boycie and Marlene (John Challis and Sue Holderness) were revived in 'The Green Green Grass' about their life in the countryside.
And it's not just Nicholas and David who have ruled out a revival as Tessa Peake-Jones, who played Del Boy's partner Raquel, can't see it coming back either.
She said earlier this year: "The show's legacy is remarkable but it was John's baby.
"He was the most amazing writer. I can't see it coming back."