Sir David Jason, aka Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter from ‘Only Fools And Horses’ has urged fans of the programme to tweet the BBC asking for it to make a return. The 73 year-old actor played the legendary wheeler-dealer star of the show, the last episode of which was broadcast in 2006. A one-off sketch in aid of Sport Relief has been announced for March this year, but Sir David seems to be hoping for a longer return to TV for Del Boy and his bumbling brother Rodney (played by Nicholas Lyndhurst).
Sadly, ‘Only Fools…’ creator John Sullivan died in 2011, so the Sport Relief special has been put together by his sons using some unseen scripts their father wrote before his death. Sources at the BBC have suggested that more of Sullivan’s unused ideas could be used if another series was commissioned.
What do you think about a possible return for Del Boy? Is modern day Peckham too hip for Del Boy’s dodgy bling and yellow Reliant Robins? Tweet us (and the BBC) your thoughts.