Only Fools and Horses

Corey Feldman departs DOI

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Boardwalk Empire claims two SAG awards

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Kate Winslett win SAG award

Kate Winslett picked up an award at the SAGs for her role in HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, adding to the Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe she has already won for the role.

US remake of Only Fools and Horses

A US version of classic British comedy series Only Fool and Horses is said to be in the pipeline at the ABC network. The writers and producers of Happy Endings and Scrubs are working on the project.

The universe is folding in on itself slightly. See, not only did someone think it would be a good idea to make a prequel to Only Fools and Horses, but they also thought it would be a good idea to get Nicholas Lyndhurst will play Rodney Trotter’s presumed biological father Freddie ‘The Frog’ Robdal.

Of course, with Lyndhurst playing Rodders himself, this will place a very unsettling image in my head of two people walking around an imagined London with that long, butter bean shaped head.

Lyndhurst will be joined by Inbetweeners star James Buckley, who will play the young Derek Trotter in Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips.

John Sullivan said: “Nick Lyndhurst is a comedy genius and I can’t think of anyone better suited to bring the shady but charming Freddie Robdal to life.

“James Buckley has a tough act to follow but is sure to do for leather bomber jackets and winkle-pickers what David Jason did for camel-haired coats and cocktail umbrellas!”

Other people cast in the 90-minute special include Kellie Bright as Derek and Rodney’s mother Joan and Phil Daniels as their grandfather Ted.

The prequel will concern the release of Robdal from prison, which will “ruffle some feathers in the Trotter household”. The one-off episode will also feature teenage versions of characters Boycie, Trigger and Denzil.

This could be what Jar Jar Binks was to Star Wars fans.

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