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

Creator:

Reviews

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
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
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
Still Open All Hours (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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
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
Off the Hook (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is independent life: Year One. Meet Danny, a new university 'fresher' who just wants to cut his past loose and get on with his life. However, he's about to get an earth-shattering ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Bailey, Danny Morgan, James Buckley
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
Going Straight (TV Series 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge
A Touch of Frost (TV Series 1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons
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
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

James Buckley, Emily Atack & Alex Macqueen all appear in Channel 4's The Inbetweeners (2008). 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

Featured in The One Show: Episode dated 21 January 2010 (2010) 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

 
A worthy attempt to do something that was always in the pipeline
31 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

John Sullivan managed to keep the Only Fools and Horses legend running for nearly twenty five years, and delivered something that is undoubtedly a true British institution that grew so it couldn't be constrained by the mere format of a TV show. Although it had undoubtedly been stretched as far as it could go by the time the last feature length special was shown in 2003, there was something in the sub-conscious of each fan, that could easily take on knowing, something even just a little bit more about the characters, so durable in the memory were they. The easiest, but probably the most effective thing to do, would be to re-trace the story of Del's early life, before becoming the character we stuck with for so many years.

And so we are taken to Peckham in the 1960s, where the mystical Joan Trotter (Kellie Bright) lives in a run-down street with her thoughtless, abusive pig of a husband Reg (Shaun Dingwell) and the young Del boy (James Buckley.) She ekes by a living as a cinema usherette, having to put up with her pervy boss and the thought of never escaping this run down life...until a chance encounter with recently released con Freddie Robdal (Nicolas Lyndhurst) comes by, setting the course of her life and the lives of those closest to her on a rickety collision course that will change everything forever.

The shiny, camcorder like lens that it's filmed in gives it a cheap look that detracts from it a bit, but this is something you just learn to overlook. The Inbetweeners's Buckley is an inspired choice as the young Del Boy, as well as Daniels as a younger version of Leonard Pearce's Grandad. Lyndhurst is quite a subversive choice to play Robdal, but given who we later learned who he was in relation to Rodney, who better? What's disappointing is the under developed younger side characters in the shape of Del's mates, including Boycie, Denzel, Trigger, Slater et al...which could have been quite interesting.

Played more for drama than for laughs, this has a reputation that precedes it and so makes it even more affectionate for long time fans. Doesn't quite deliver in every way, but not a bad effort for something that was always going to come along eventually. ***


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?