A couple of years after Six Dates with Barker aired on LWT, the very similar Seven of One was broadcast on BBC1. Both the BBC and Barker hoped that several of these one-off comedy playlets might have the potential to be developed into fully fledged series and this proved to be the case as 549 more words
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David Jason’s early career was very much intertwined with Barker’s. Jason’s respect and admiration for Barker has never been in doubt (to him, Barker was always “the guvnor”) and it’s plain that Jason considered his work with Barker, especially during the 1970’s, as something of a comedy apprenticeship – a chance for him to watch the master at work and learn from him. 549 more words
Only Fools And Horses star David Jason has been accused of racism after trying to tell one of the Queen’s jokes on live TV.
The 76-year-old was recounting the tale during BBC One’s coverage of her 90th birthday this afternoon. 398 more words
Sir David Jason has written to the family of the late Keith Drew, whose funeral will have an Only Fools And Horses theme.
A modified yellow Reliant Regal will carry Keith, who died of myeloid leukaemia at 76, to his final resting place at Haycombe Crematorium in Bath following a life of giggling at the BBC sitcom. 260 more words