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Take a trip back in time and pay a visit to the ever popular Trotter family, circa 1960. Del Boy's mother Joan is less than happy with work dodger husband Reg. Her head is instantly turned following the return of jailbird and gentleman thief, Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal. Written by
Joan Trotter has an affair with Freddie Robdal and Rodney Trotter is the result. In real life, Nicholas Lyndhurst was the result of an affair his mother had with a married man. See more »
On the tube ride from 'Borough' the underground train is a Mark 1 or Mark 2 train stock. Mark 1 were built in 1967 and introduced in 1969 for the Victoria Line, and the Mark 2 (1972/ 1973) were introduced in 1973 and 1975. These trains would not have been around in 1960.
Borough is on the Northern Line which used 1938/1959 stock until 1975 and 1998 respectively. See more »
This seems to be the BBC motto as they frantically try and drag another success out of the Only Fools and Horses hat. They've tried a spin off so why not try a prequel.Luckily for them they have struck gold.
John Sullivan has created a warm and funny comedy drama that captures the love story of Del Boy's mum and Freddie the frog that was touched upon in Only Fools. It has iconic music in it throughout and some wonderful moments that prove that Sullivan is still at the top of his game.
Kelly Bright is good as Joan and Nicholas Lyndhurst makes a passable villain as Freddy the Frog. Much was said about James Buckley taking on the iconic role of Del Boy but to be honest he doesn't really have a lot to do and it's the Joan and Freddie love story that carries the piece.
Sure it may not have been what everyone expected but at the end of the day everyone loves the trotters and this drama only makes us love them more.
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