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Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips – Only Fools and Horses goes back to the 1960s


Only Fools and Horses might be long gone, but writer John Sullivan is back with a new version of the show that goes back in time to the 1960s – Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Chips.

The BBC today announced the new show, which dates back to 1960s and features Joan Trotter ('Peckham's answer to Brigitte Bardot'), work-shy Reg Trotter, their teenage son Derek (presumably as a mod) and 'art connoisseur' Freddie Rodbal, fresh from a 10-year stretch in prison and ready to ruffle some feathers in the Trotter household. Other familiar faces will include teen versions of Boycie, Trigger, Denzil and Jumbo Mills, no doubt all trying to get a pint in The Nag's Head pub.

According to writer John Sullivan: 'Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Chips will be set in the real Sixties, before The Beatles and Mary Quant made London the coolest place on the planet. The drama will feature South London at its least glamorous, where money was scarce, the staple diet was rock salmon and chips, and the flicks offer the only hint of glamour. And it will give us a bit of an insight into why Del and Rodney turned out they way they did.'

No news on a screen date, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it make an appearance in the Christmas schedules.

BBC website