Five Gold Rings
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?
- Wednesday 29th December 2010
- BBC One
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|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|
|Paul Putner||Gerald 'Jelly' Kelly|
|Jonathan Readwin||Albie Littlewood|
|Lee Long||Jumbo Mills|
|Calum MacNab||Roy Slater|
|Emma Cooke||Reenie Turpin|
|Mel Smith||DI Thomas|
|Tom Brooke||DC Stanton|
|Dave Lamb||Sergeant Foster|
|Kacey Ainsworth||Edna (Del's Potential Mum-In-Law)|
|Hazel Douglas||Glenda's Gran|
|Sophie Ash||Girl At Party|
|Mark Freeland||Executive Producer|
|John Sullivan||Executive Producer|
|David Hitchcock||Production Designer|
Alberto gives Del some good advice on girls, which he shares with the lads.
Fred and Jelly have been detained at Wormwood Scrubs by Fred's nemesis D.I. Thomas.
The Trotters celebrate Christmas 1960.
Freddie Robdal and Joan Trotter have a chance meeting when Fred is released on bail.
Behind the scenes of the period drama Rock & Chips. With interviews from the cast and creative team behind the series.
Behind the scenes of the period drama Rock & Chips. With interviews from the cast and creative team describing the origins of the series.