Having already tainted his copybook with The Green Green Grass, John Sullivan – writer of Only Fools and Horses – is now touting the possibility of a prequel to his finest work.
According to Digital Spy, Nicholas Lyndhurst will play a gangster in the show, which will detail the exploits of Del and Rodneys’ father, Freddy Robdal. All Lyndhurst and Sullivan need is the green light, then they’re off, apparently.
“Nick and I are both on board the train, if you like, waiting to arrive at the station.”
Other programmes that have inspired prequels include Casualty, Last of the Summer Wine and Eastenders.
They were all rubbish.
Maybe Sullivan should stop meddling with the past so we can enjoy the repeated image of Delboy, in the 80s, falling through the bar and Trigger making a face.
Because that’s what we like.