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Friday, 22 October 2010

Only Fools and Horses spin off back for Christmas

None other than Mel Smith, will join the  cast of Rock and Chips in another two 60 minute episodes of the Only Fools and Horses spin-off.

Mel Smith who made it as a writer and producer best known for his work on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones has joined the cast of Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips. Mel Smith will play DI Thomas a detective in the new episode.

Like previous helpings of John Sullivans Only Fools and Horses sitcom, the BBC intends these two episode of Rock and Chips s to transmit at Christmas 2010 as a holiday treat for fans. The second will transmit in 2011.
John Sullivan says: “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!”
Over 7.2 million saw the first episode Rock and Chips.
The BBC executive producer will again be Head of Comedy, Mark Freeland, who says: “Working with a cast of this calibre, a writer of such legendary status and a subject that is so beloved, is nothing but a pleasure and a privilege.”
Rock and Chips is written by John Sullivan, produced by Gareth Gwenlan and directed by Dewi Humphreys the comedy dramas are now shooting on location.

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