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Rock & Chips is a British television comedy drama and a prequel to the situation comedy Only Fools and Horses. Set in 1960s Peckham, it focuses on the lives of local villain Freddie Robdal, Joan and Reg Trotter and their teenage son Derek. Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney in Only Fools and Horses, plays Robdal alongside Kellie Bright, Shaun Dingwall, Phil Daniels and James Buckley. The Shazam Productions and BBC co-production was written by Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan, directed by Dewi Humphreys and produced by Gareth Gwenlan.

The 90 minute production was originally conceived in 1997 and commissioned in 2003, with the premise established in the final episode of Only Fools and Horses in 2003. However, it was shelved and Only Fools and Horses spin-off The Green Green Grass was developed; its success led to the prequel being recommissioned in July 2009. It was first aired on BBC One and BBC HD on 24 January 2010 and was the second most watched programme of the days.

A full lenth series is currently being filmed set to be aired in early 2011 with Mel Smith and Kacey Ainsworth added to the cast list.

Production Company: Shazam Productions

Year of Publication: 2009

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