Fools over

'I can't see us doing any more...'

Only Fools and Horses will almost certainly end after this year's two Christmas episodes, its creator has said.

Writer John Sullivan says he doesn't expect to write any more shows. "You never say never," he told the TV Times. "But I can't see us doing any more.

"When we finished in 1996 we thought it was the end, but there was a lot of pressure to bring Only Fools back, and I think everyone missed the camaraderie of being part of what had become a family."

Sullivan said the two new episodes "were a pleasure to write".

"The first episode is an old-style Only Fools and a goodlaugh, while the last one contains some revelations involving the family."

Sullivan has written 62 episodes of Only Fools, which first went on the air in 1981.

He is now writing a book about Del Boy's early years.

"I'm going back to 1962 and concentrating on the Trotters' mother and father. Del will feature - as a mod," he said.


Published: 23 Oct 2002

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