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The news gets better for Only Fools fans as the details of the documentary are released

The ‘Official’ Only Fools and Horses Facebook page have provided a full update on the Documentary series which will air on Gold this year.

Only Fools fans can begin to generate excitement as the shows official documentary will soon be with us.

The Facebook page for the show has posted a full update, detailing everything you need to know and more. (Article continues below)

The post is below in full:

Lovely jubbly – Gold TV Channel is making a five-part series called The Story of Only Fools and Horses.

This series features rare and unseen footage from the Trotter archives and specially re-created moments from Del Boy’s family and friends.

Sir David Jason and other members of this tight-knit crew analyse their favourite sequences, experiences and memories, giving viewers unprecedented access to John Sullivan’s Peckham-based masterpiece.

Plus an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how certain scenes arose and how stories developed to create those well-loved comedy moments.


Sir David Jason said: “It has taken a lot of persuasion for me to take part in an official documentary about Only Fools & Horses but, as time has gone on, it seems to have been imprinted in television history and I thought it was only right that I tried to give an accurate insight into how the show was put together.

“In doing so, I hope we can create a definitive programme which appeals to the many fans which have been the stalwarts of the show and are growing with the next generation. It should be fun!”

Gold is also making a three-part series David Jason: My Life On Screen in tribute to one of the nation’s best-loved comedy actors and some of his most-iconic starring roles.


“Fingers crossed, it should make for an enjoyable programme”

For the first time Sir David Jason looks back at his incredible life in television in this exclusive three-part special, David Jason: My Life On Screen. This revealing, highly personal insight into the life and career of an actor, who has become an undisputed national treasure, will be told in his own words.

Sir David will talk about the comedy stars who inspired him, including the pivotal role his friend and mentor Ronnie Barker played in his career.

He’ll recall his first big television break, working alongside future Monty Python stars Michael Palin and Eric Idle on the comedy sketch show Do Not Adjust Your Set.


Sir David Jason will also treat viewers to a tour of his childhood roots in Finchley and the theatres where he first trod the boards. Plus visits to the locations of some of his most well-known shows including Only Fools & Horses, The Darling Buds of May and A Touch of Frost.

David says: “As my life on screen has now gathered variety and quantity, I am hoping that I can offer a documentary which gives the audience an accurate range of my work. Fingers crossed, it should make for an enjoyable programme to reflect the enjoyment I’ve had in making each and every show.”

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