Rock And Chips twice

Only Fools prequel to return

Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips is to return for Christmas and Easter specials.

BBC One has ordered two hour-long versions of the sitcom from creator John Sullivan

It follows a 90-minute special, aired in January, which explained how safecracker Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal – played by Nicholas Lyndhurst – had secretly fathered Rodney in Sixties Peckham.

All the main cast are returning, including Inbetweeners star James Buckley as the young Del Boy, plus new cast members including Paula Wilcox playing Del’s grandma Violet and Kacey Ainsworth, aka Little Mo in EastEnders, as the mum of one of Del’s girlfriends.  

Sullivan said: ‘We are thrilled that Del’s winkle-pickers and bomber jacket are going to get another couple of outings on BBC One The first episode was a great popular success for the channel and there’s plenty more twists and turns in the Trotter family history for us to explore before we’re finished.’

Published: 19 Oct 2010

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