Sir David Jason wants to bring Only Fools and Horses back – but he has one request
The legendary actor would like to see the return of the BBC sitcom.
When speaking at this week’s Cirque du Soleil premiere, Sir David Jason revealed that he would be interested in reprising the role of cockney market trader, Derek Trotter.
The acting veteran who currently stars in Still Open All Hours, has a string of successful ventures to his name. These include A Touch of Frost, the original Open All Hours, The Wind in the Willows and The Darling Buds of May.
There have been several re-makes of classic television shows by the BBC in recent memory. Still Open All Hours being the most notable. Porridge and Are You Being Served are two other popular shows that the corporation remade.
When asked about the possibility of a return of Only Fools and Horses, Sir David explained:
“That would be good, wouldn’t it? We haven’t got a writer, if we had a good writer like the lovely John Sullivan, we would, I tell you.
“But my partner Nick [Lyndhurst] has gone on to other things, so you are stuck with Open All Hours.”
On the topic of the BBC remakes, Jason added: “I think the remakes are good, it’s nice to see the old style that people enjoy.
“That’s not to say the modern stuff isn’t good, it is. A lot of people have nostalgia and like to see the old stuff.”
Sir David, who portrayed Del Boy from 1981 until 2014, joked that he’d like a biopic made of his life. He said with “Tom Cruise” playing the title role.