Tells the story of Del Boy's youth, growing up in Peckham in the 1960's.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
4,555 ( 672)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2011   2010  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Green Green Grass (2005–2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Shifty car salesman Boycie and his wife Marlene leave their council estate in Peckham, London to start a new life in a rambling farmhouse in Shropshire.

Stars: John Challis, Sue Holderness, David Ross
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Del Boy and Rodney meet up with David Beckham while trying to sell his personal line of underpants.

Director: Tony Dow
Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, David Beckham
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack
After You've Gone (2007–2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The daily lives of Jimmy, his two kids and his mother in law whilst his wife is in Africa.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Ryan Sampson
Still Open All Hours (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: David Jason, James Baxter, Stephanie Cole
The Two of Us (1986–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It's about a young couple living in a basement apartment and the funny thing that happen to them and their family.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Janet Dibley, Tenniel Evans
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Lives And Loves Of Fives Friends In The Northern Town Of Runcorn

Stars: Will Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith
My Family (2000–2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson
Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Freddie Robdal / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Joan Trotter (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Ted Trotter (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Reg Trotter (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Del Trotter (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Stephen Lloyd ...
 Boycie (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lewis Osborne ...
 Trigger (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ashley Gerlach ...
 Denzil (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lee Long ...
 Jumbo Mills (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Albie Littlewood (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 'Jelly' Kelly / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Robert Daws ...
 Ernie Rayner (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Reenie Turpin (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Billy Seymour ...
 Raymond (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bobby Bragg ...
 Don (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alison Pargeter ...
 Val (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Paula Wilcox ...
 Vi Trotter (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Roy Slater (2 episodes, 2010)
...
 DI Thomas (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 DC Stanton (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Glenda (2 episodes, 2010)
...
 Gwen (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Daniel Cerqueira ...
 Alberto / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Dave Lamb ...
 Sergeant Foster (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Edit

Storyline

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 Christopher Downie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Chips  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[a Hood throws a paper aeroplane at Freddie and Jelly]
Young Hood: Sorry.
[Hood changes the song on the Jukebox]
Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal: Put Johnnie Ray on.
Young Hood: What?
Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal: Put Johnnie Ray on.
Young Hood: Johnnie Ray?
Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal: Yeah, put Johnnie Ray on.
Young Hood: Why?
Gerald 'Jelly' Kelly: 'Cuz he said.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Features Come Dance with Me! (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want To Walk You Home
Written by Fats Domino and David Bartholomew
Performed by 'Fats Domino' (as Antoine Domino)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Trotting on
27 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the television series Only Fools and Horses I was well aware that write John Sullivan had at times retcon the Trotter family history here and there when the comedy series was running.

When the prequel Rock & Chips was made I felt the reconning went to overtime and by this period I felt Mr Sullivan who was soon to pass away had lost his comedy mojo.

The pilot episode started brightly enough and with high viewing figures with a mixture of music, nostalgia and comedy-drama.

We are transported to the Peckham of the 1960s when Del boy was younger, cocky but a little bit green.

It is more about Joan Trotter much mentioned in the original series living a downtrodden life with a no good husband, Reg. A character who only once appeared in OFAH as their long lost dad. A younger version of Granddad is also there showing traits we saw in the original comedy show.

Joan is a cinema usher with a pervy boss and meets the charming ex- con Freddie Robdal played by Nicholas Lyndhurst who charms her takes her away from her humdrum life.

Lyndhurst is having a ball plying the charming but also ruthless Freddie the Frog. You simply forget Rodney the Plonker. However he was a minor character in the OFAH canon who is playing a bigger role in events and the surrounding characters. I always assumed he was someone Joan had a fling with, around for a short time and disappeared. He may or may not had been Rodney's dad. A mute point now given that Lyndhurst plays Friddie.

The show was not too funny because it was more of a drama which left young Del Boy out in the cold and his friends such as Boycie were too minor as characters. For OFAH geeks like me Joan was painted very much as an angel here as in the original show, although she was spoken in the past tense as she died when Rodney was an infant, she was supposedly a bit of a floozy.

By the time the third episode came around the viewers lost interest in the show. The main reason was because the show was disjointed and lacked focus. We expected a comedy about the misadventures of young Del boy and we did not get it.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will we ever see OFAH in the same light?!! PrincessPalace
Not yet seen Rock and Chips did del say lovely jubbly in the show? jamiesonsam
Is this a one-off or a series? kajmail
I've never watched Only Fools and Horses... Spiceadder
Looking pretty good so far? Whitebud
Any ideas if the make this into a series? jamiesonsam
Discuss Rock & Chips (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?