Del Boy Returns: A Christmas Special Celebrating Only Fools and Horses



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Del Boy Returns: A Christmas Special Celebrating Only Fools and Horses
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Sir David Jason, forever etched in our memories as the quintessential Del Boy Trotter, makes a joyous return to our screens this Christmas with the 'Only Fools and Horses' special. Filmed for Channel 5, this program promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans of the iconic sitcom.

Often regarded as the greatest British comedy ever created, Only Fools and Horses boasts a treasure trove of Christmas specials, each holding a special place in our hearts. Who can forget the iconic "Time on Our Hands," where the Trotters finally struck it rich and became millionaires? This festive season we have the opportunity to relive these cherished moments together with Sir David himself.

In "A Tale of Only Fools and Horses at Christmas," Jason delves deep into the history of the most beloved Christmas episodes. He revisits iconic scenes, shares behind-the-scenes stories and recalls the magic that made these specials so unforgettable.

But that's not all. Del Boy chooses his absolute favorite Christmas episode himself, adding a personal touch to the program. Jason is joined in this festive celebration by other key members of the Only Fools and Horses family.

They will share their memories and insights, painting a vivid picture of the time and effort that went into creating these timeless Christmas specials.

Without the whole cast

It's been 20 years since the last regular episode of Only Fools and Horses aired, and the 2003 Christmas special "Sleepless in Peckham" marks the end of an era.

Since then, all we've had to quench our thirst for Del Boy and Rodney's antics was a short special from 2014, which featured a light-hearted football match between the Trotters and David Beckham. Unfortunately, a full reunion seems unlikely.

According to Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney Trotter), the loss of screenwriter John Sullivan and several beloved cast members has created a void that cannot be easily filled. Despite this, the upcoming special promises a heartwarming dose of nostalgia and a chance to celebrate the lasting legacy of Only Fools and Horses at Christmas.

So grab your glass of Trotters' Independent Traders wine, settle down in front of the telly and prepare to return to the world of Peckham and its lovable wheeler traders. This Christmas, join Sir David Jason and his guests on a festive journey through the memories of Only Fools and Horses, the sitcom that has become a part of both British and global culture.