Yes the rumours are true. Only Fools and Horses is Back.
For some time we have been aware that all is Cushty and now we have the full details from his son Jim Sullivan.
The newspapers leaked it a few days back. It wasn’t a silly Nags Head rumor, but the very sitcom that we adore is going to be back again on our sets in a few months time.
So hear is the actual situation we can now reveal to you adoring fans.
Del Boy and Rodney will definitely return for a one-off Only Fools and Horses sketch for Sport Relief
So with the news that Only Fools and Horses is Back, we want to get some detail on what to expect with this sketch for Sport Relief.
Will David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst play Del and Rodney?
Actors David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst will reprise their roles as Del and Rodney in a short sketch written by Jim Sullivan and Dan Sullivan which includes previously unused material written by their father John Sullivan OBE, who created and wrote every episode of the series.
Could John’s sons produce a script for a future series?
Jim Sullivan says: “Since Dad passed away back in April 2011. We have been asked a few times whether we’d be interested in writing any new material for Only Fools and we have always said no, our intention being to protect the work and not to attempt adding to it. However, Sport Relief being such a worthy cause, and with the opportunity to help raise a lot of money, we felt things were different this time, and we also knew that Dad would approve.”
How was the sketch for Sport Relief produced?
Jim Sullivan continues: “So we put together a sketch, incorporating some of Dad’s old notes – bits of dialogue for the show that he never found a place for – and, thankfully, the response was positive and everyone got behind it. Working on the sketch has been a lot of fun, but also quite daunting. The characters are so well loved, but we do feel we know and care for them enough to give them back their voices just this once.”
So is this really the last ever Only Fools and Horses episode?
Jim Sullivan continues: “We would like to make it clear that it is just this once, and that we are not, and never have been, looking to write any new episodes. There was only ever one writer of Only Fools and Horses, and it is going to stay that way.”
So there you have it. Count the days down to what will be the last episode ever, a sad and yet exciting time for the nation to see the last of John Sullivan’s legendary sitcom.