Only Fools and Horses ‘will not see a revival as most characters are dead’February 19, 2019
Nicholas Lyndhurst thinks too many members of the Only Fools and Horses cast have died for there to be any new episodes.
The actor, who played Rodney Trotter in the BBC sitcom, added that his recent reunions with co-star David Jason have been at funerals.
Roger Lloyd-Pack, who was Trigger, and Roy Heather, who was cafe owner Sid, both died in 2014.
This was after the show’s writer John Sullivan died in 2011.
The comedy was originally aired from 1981 to 1991, and then in occasional Christmas episodes until 2003.
Lennard Pearce (Grandad) died in 1984, Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) died in 1999, and Kenneth MacDonald (publican Mike) died in 2001.
Nicholas, 57, said: “We can’t do any more. John was the driving force.
“We’ve also lost quite a few of the cast members now, [so] I don’t think I could do it… I certainly couldn’t do it without John.
"We can’t. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David [were] at funerals.
"We did make a pact to get out for a drink at some stage without planting somebody. We are still close.”
Nicholas is preparing to co-star in Man of La Mancha, a musical heading to the London Coliseum from April 26.
He said: “My grandfather was a scenic designer here in 1939… And my wife was in The Nutcracker here the first time I saw her. She’ll watch me in this I hope – if I get her a free ticket.”
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