Filming has begun on Rock & Chips sequels

Actor James Buckley has revealed that filming has started on the new episodes of Rock & Chips, the Only Fools and Horses prequel.

 

Actor James Buckley has revealed that filming has started on the new episodes of Rock & Chips, the Only Fools and Horses prequel. A one-off episode aired on BBC One in January with 7.4 million viewers according to overnight data but with a final ratings figure of 8.4 million viewers. At the time Rock and Chips was the best new drama on BBC One, in the Sunday evening slot, for some time; until Sherlock later in the year.

 

“We’re off for a nice dinner at my parents this evening. Then early night before rock n chips rehearsals start tomorrow …..” James Buckley on Twitter

 

The BBC commissioned two further instalments of Rock & Chips because of its ratings success. The series is set in the 1960s and is a prequel to the long-running comedy Only Fools and Horses. John Sullivan penned that series and also wrote the first episode of Rock & Chips. James Buckley played the teenage ‘Del Boy’ with Nicholas Lyndhurst playing father Rodney Trotter. Buckley is probably best known for his role in the E4 comedy series The Inbetweeners.