Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst to reunite for new Only Fools and Horses special
Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst will reunite for a new Only Fools and Horses documentary.
The pair are best known for their roles as Peckham brothers and market traders Del and Rodney in the long-running sitcom, which was written by the late John Sullivan .
The new documentary will look back on the sitcom’s seven-series run between 1981 to 1991, plus the numerous specials that have aired over the years.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “David and Nicholas are really keen to do the documentary and it’s all coming together now. The show is a cult sitcom and they have fans all around the world.”
The pair last reprised their roles in 2014 for a Sports Relief skit penned by Sullivan ‘s son Jim Sullivan using a selection of his father’s discarded dialogue, and also featured a guest appearance from David Beckham.
The series holds the record for the highest UK television ratings ever, for 1996 episode ‘Time on Our Hands’, which attracted a whopping 24.3 million viewers. The episode, which was the last of three Christmas episodes that year, featured Del Boy and Rodney becoming millionaires after selling an old pocket watch in their garage at auction.
Only Fools and Horses comprised 64 episodes in total, including 7 series and 18 Christmas specials. It spawned two spin-offs, The Green Green Grass and Rock and Chips.