Only Fools And Horses

Rock and Chips Review

Well,the Rock and chips prequel has finally aired and has received mixed reviews, some people are calling it a masterpiece, others believing it to be unneeded, my personal opinion is...

A masterpiece, with brilliant in-jokes but not so obvious that it alienates new viewers, there were numerous characters and stories which have all featured or at the very least been mentioned in past episodes of only fools and horses and joan was played perfectly by kellie bright,

 i feel the lack of any laughter track was suited to its drama feel and it didn't really feature any slapstick, if a series was commissioned there would probably be slapstick involved at some point, maybe with freddy robdall and his dodgy accomplice jelly kelly.

The best actor in my opinion was James Buckley who played a young del down to a tee, all his schoolmates were believable especially denzil - Trigger seemed to be overly thick but it didn't really matter. Phil Daniels was also terrific as grandad and even had his little mannurisms that only a true fan would notice.

In conclusion, this was a well made piece of television which would have pleased any only fools and horses fan, it was more comedy drama than standalone comedy and with 7 million viewers a series looks extremely likely

 Rock and Chips

Rock ‘n’ Chips is an upcoming british sitcom and a prequel to Only Fools and Horses. It is the second spin-off from the original series, after The Green Green Grass. The sitcom story will focus on the lives of local villian Freddie Robdal, Joan and Reg Trotter and their teenage son Del Boy in the 1960s. The pilot will be ninety minutes in duration and will air on BBC One in 2010. It is being produced by both Shazam Productions and the BBC.
In 2003, it was reported that John Sullivan was developing a prequel to the original series, entitledOnce Upon a Time in Peckham, which would show Del, Rodney, Trigger, Boycie and Denzil as youngsters in the 1960s, and have a prominent role for Del and Rodney's parents. In 2009, it was again reported that the BBC were considering commissioning the show, but thus far nothing has been confirmed. On 5 April 2009, John Sullivan told The Mail on Sunday that he was planning a prequel to Only Fools and Horses which would star Nicholas Lyndhurst as Freddie "The Frog" Robdal, a local criminal and Rodney's biological father. Robdal was the focus of the episode "The Frog's Legacy",

On 3 July 2009, the BBC revealed that the title of the spin-off would be 
Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips, and would be a 90 minute comedy drama as well as a sitcom, and will be recorded with an audience Laugh track. Filming began in October 2009, with transmission planned for 2010.

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