Joan continues her affair with Freddie despite his being investigated for a jewel robbery in Margate. Del chats up schoolgirl Barbara Bird,impressing her with his Lambretta and plans to make a film ...
Helped by her knitting-obsessed mother-in-law Violet Joan brings up baby Rodney with Reg none the wiser that he is not the father. Del meanwhile is impressing his friends with fake diamond rings with...
Sitting around the breakfast table in their flat, Rodney laments that he can't afford a holiday, whilst Del Boy considers signing Damien up for a modeling agency. Albert then suggests that ... See full summary »
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
Nicholas Lyndhurst said he agreed to make the series because it was so different from Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) because it was shot completely differently, without a studio audience, and was more of a drama than a sitcom, therefore it could not be directly compared with it. 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 prog was hyped up, big time, in the uk & going into it i thought i was going to be disappointed by having hopes set too high on the utter brilliance of "only fools." For the first ten minutes i could not get out of the mindset of only fools and wanted to see some of the gags and jokes we've come to know the trotters for over the years. However, after settling into the story i found myself intrigued by the trotters begginings & pleasantly surprised. "Rock & chips" has a far more serious mood too it than only fools did,with no laughter track and subtle jokes and some well-placed gags.The mix of humour and drama is excellent! I think this is where it will excel and grow substantially,as it lets us see what life was really like for the trotters in 60's London. I say give it a watch even if u haven't seen only fools, as it can work both ways with prequels and sequels. Top-notch bbc again!!!
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