Rock & Chips. Image shows from L to R: Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Joan Trotter (Kellie Bright).

Rock & Chips

BBC One comedy drama. 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011. Stars James Buckley, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Kellie Bright, Shaun Dingwall, Phil Daniels, Robert Daws, Lewis Osborne and others.

Five Gold Rings

Christmas is coming and money is tight in the Trotter household. Reg and Ted are still their usual workshy selves. It's only Del who is bringing in any cash, from his market stall dealings in American imported records.

Further details

Rock & Chips. Image shows from L to R: Reg Trotter (Shaun Dingwall), Edward 'Ted' Trotter (Phil Daniels), Violet (Paula Wilcox), Del Boy (James Buckley). Copyright: Shazam Productions / BBC.

The story picks up the Trotters after the birth of baby Rodney in 1960 and follows the fortunes of the family as Del progresses to manhood.

"I'm delighted that Del's winkle-pickers and bomber jacket are back for a Christmas special on BBC One," says write John Sullivan. "The first Rock & Chips was a great popular success for the channel and there are plenty more twists and turns in the Trotter family history for us to explore before we're finished."

It's Christmas 1960 and the Trotters are settling into their new flat in Sir Walter Raleigh House, Peckham. Rodney is a babe in arms, Reg is still drawing the dole and hard-working Joan is struggling to keep the family afloat after losing her jobs at the town hall and the cinema. A 16-year-old Del has left school and is exploring employment opportunities around the docks - including a nice line in selling 45s straight off the back of a boat from America - and Freddie Robdal has been temporarily detained in Wormwood Scrubs at Her Majesty's pleasure.

Joan's fortunes start to look up when she gets her old job back as the ice-cream girl at the local cinema. Freddie is released on bail but will a chance meeting with Joan rekindle dangerous old passions? And will Freddie be able to stay out of prison long enough to get to know baby Rodney?

Meanwhile Del, who has been advised that slipping an engagement ring on a girl's finger can open up a whole new world of lustful opportunity, has managed to get himself engaged to half of Peckham. But will any of his engagements lead to a trip up the aisle?

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 29th December 2010
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    James Buckley Del Boy
    Nicholas Lyndhurst Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal
    Kellie Bright Joan Trotter
    Shaun Dingwall Reg Trotter
    Phil Daniels Edward 'Ted' Trotter
    Robert Daws Ernie Raynor
    Lewis Osborne Trigger
    Stephen Lloyd Boycie
    Ashley Gerlach Denzil
    Paul Putner Gerald 'Jelly' Kelly
    Jonathan Readwin Albie Littlewood
    Lee Long Jumbo Mills
    Calum MacNab Roy Slater
    Katie Griffiths Glenda
    Bobby Bragg Don
    Alison Pargeter Val
    Emma Cooke Reenie Turpin
    Billy Seymour Raymond
    Paula Wilcox Violet
    Mel Smith DI Thomas
    Tom Brooke DC Stanton
    Joan Hodges Gwen
    Daniel Cerqueira Alberto
    Dave Lamb Sergeant Foster
    Guest cast
    Kacey Ainsworth Edna (Del's Potential Mum-In-Law)
    Giles New Roger
    Hazel Douglas Glenda's Gran
    Chandeep Uppal Amita
    Sophie Ash Girl At Party
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Dewi Humphreys Director
    Gareth Gwenlan Producer
    Mark Freeland Executive Producer
    John Sullivan Executive Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    David Hitchcock Production Designer

    Videos

    Alberto Gives Del Some Good Advice

    Alberto gives Del some good advice on girls, which he shares with the lads.

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    Featuring: James Buckley (Del Boy), Lewis Osborne (Trigger), Stephen Lloyd (Boycie), Ashley Gerlach (Denzil), Jonathan Readwin (Albie Littlewood), Lee Long (Jumbo Mills).

    D.I. Thomas Questions Fred and Jelly

    Fred and Jelly have been detained at Wormwood Scrubs by Fred's nemesis D.I. Thomas.

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    Featuring: Nicholas Lyndhurst (Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal), Paul Putner (Gerald 'Jelly' Kelly), Mel Smith (DI Thomas), Tom Brooke (DC Stanton).

    Christmas Day Round The Trotters

    The Trotters celebrate Christmas 1960.

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    Featuring: James Buckley (Del Boy), Kellie Bright (Joan Trotter), Phil Daniels (Edward 'Ted' Trotter).

    Fred And Joan Meet In The Cafe

    Freddie Robdal and Joan Trotter have a chance meeting when Fred is released on bail.

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    Featuring: Nicholas Lyndhurst (Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal), Kellie Bright (Joan Trotter).

    Behind-the-Scenes Interviews

    Behind the scenes of the period drama Rock & Chips. With interviews from the cast and creative team behind the series.

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    Featuring: John Sullivan, Gareth Gwenlan, Nicholas Lyndhurst (Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal), Joan Hodges (Gwen).

    Behind-the-Scenes - Origins

    Behind the scenes of the period drama Rock & Chips. With interviews from the cast and creative team describing the origins of the series.

    Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on bbc.co.uk

    Featuring: John Sullivan, Gareth Gwenlan, Nicholas Lyndhurst (Freddie 'The Frog' Robdal), Shaun Dingwall (Reg Trotter), Bobby Bragg (Don), Alison Pargeter (Val), Mel Smith (DI Thomas).

    Rock & Chips - Five Gold Rings - Trailer

    A trailer for the second Rock & Chips special.

    Featuring: James Buckley (Del Boy), Shaun Dingwall (Reg Trotter).

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