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Rock & Chips 

Tells the story of Del Boy's youth, growing up in Peckham in the 1960's.

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John Sullivan
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Nicholas Lyndhurst ...  Freddie Robdal 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Kellie Bright ...  Joan Trotter 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Phil Daniels ...  Ted Trotter 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Shaun Dingwall ...  Reg Trotter 3 episodes, 2010-2011
James Buckley ...  Del Trotter 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd ...  Boycie 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Lewis Osborne Lewis Osborne ...  Trigger 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Ashley Gerlach Ashley Gerlach ...  Denzil 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Lee Long Lee Long ...  Jumbo Mills 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Jonathan Readwin ...  Albie Littlewood 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Paul Putner ...  Gerald 'Jelly' Kelly / ... 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Robert Daws ...  Ernie Rayner 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Emma Cooke ...  Reenie Turpin 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Billy Seymour ...  Raymond 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Bobby Bragg Bobby Bragg ...  Don 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Alison Pargeter ...  Val 3 episodes, 2010-2011
Paula Wilcox ...  Vi Trotter 2 episodes, 2010-2011
Calum MacNab ...  Roy Slater 2 episodes, 2010
Mel Smith ...  DI Thomas 2 episodes, 2010-2011
Tom Brooke ...  DC Stanton 2 episodes, 2010-2011
Katie Griffiths ...  Glenda 2 episodes, 2010
Joan Hodges ...  Gwen 2 episodes, 2010-2011
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ...  Alberto / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2011
Dave Lamb Dave Lamb ...  Sergeant Foster 2 episodes, 2010-2011
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Storyline

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 Christopher Downie

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Chips See more »

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Joan says Rodney is named after the actor Rod Taylor who appears in an H.G. Wells film. This film must be "The Time Machine" which could be John Sullivan making a joke about Nicholas Lyndhurst playing both Rodney and Freddie Robdall effectively being his own father. See more »

Goofs

On the tube ride from Borough station, 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 (built in 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 a mixture of 1938 and 1959 stock until 1975 and 1998 respectively. See more »

Quotes

[a Hood throws a paper aeroplane at Freddie and Jelly]
Young Hood: Sorry.
[Hood changes the song on the Jukebox]
Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal: Put Johnnie Ray on.
Young Hood: What?
Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal: Put Johnnie Ray on.
Young Hood: Johnnie Ray?
Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal: Yeah, put Johnnie Ray on.
Young Hood: Why?
Gerald 'Jelly' Kelly: 'Cuz he said.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in The One Show: Episode dated 21 January 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want To Walk You Home
Written by Fats Domino and David Bartholomew
Performed by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
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If it ain't broke...
13 August 2010 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This seems to be the BBC motto as they frantically try and drag another success out of the Only Fools and Horses hat. They've tried a spin off so why not try a prequel.Luckily for them they have struck gold.

John Sullivan has created a warm and funny comedy drama that captures the love story of Del Boy's mum and Freddie the frog that was touched upon in Only Fools. It has iconic music in it throughout and some wonderful moments that prove that Sullivan is still at the top of his game.

Kelly Bright is good as Joan and Nicholas Lyndhurst makes a passable villain as Freddy the Frog. Much was said about James Buckley taking on the iconic role of Del Boy but to be honest he doesn't really have a lot to do and it's the Joan and Freddie love story that carries the piece.

Sure it may not have been what everyone expected but at the end of the day everyone loves the trotters and this drama only makes us love them more.


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