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.

Rock & Chips is repeated on Drama on Monday 6th May at 2:30pm.

The Frog & The Pussycat

Joan longs for a new life. Reg has found her a job as a charlady but it's not entirely suitable as her employer has a very different idea about her responsibilities. Meanwhile, Del wants to become a movie producer.

Further details

Rock & Chips. Image shows from L to R: Del Boy (James Buckley), Jumbo Mills (Lee Long). Copyright: Shazam Productions / BBC.

It's February 1961 and Joan is still keeping the Trotter fortunes afloat. She is holding down two jobs - one at the Ritz cinema and the other as Freddie Robdal's charlady. But she's been working for Freddie for six months and still doesn't know how to turn on his vacuum cleaner - their time is spent in far more romantic pursuits. Back at the Ritz, Joan is plagued by the less welcome attentions of her boss, Raynor. Every day she dreams of a new life with Freddie, but she knows she needs to see Del settled first.

Del is doing his best, continuing to get himself hitched to half of Peckham. He's particularly keen on the lovely Barbara - whose father has a thriving funeral business and a well-appointed home in Peckham posh-spot, King's Avenue. Things are going extremely well until Del gets trapped in the kitchen with Barbara's inebriated mum...

Meanwhile, DI Thomas is still desperate to get an arrest for the Margate jewellery heist and Freddie's fondness for Joan proves to be his undoing.

Rock & Chips. Copyright: Shazam Productions / BBC.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th April 2011
60 minutes


    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
    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
    Jessica Ashworth Barbara Bird
    Samantha Spiro Beryl Bird
    Alex Macqueen Bernard Bird
    Denise Mack Rose
    Rufus Jones Waiter
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    David Hitchcock Production Designer
    Dewi Humphreys Director
    Gareth Gwenlan Producer
    Mark Freeland Executive Producer
    John Sullivan Executive Producer


    The Story So Far

    Catch up with what has been happening over the previous two episodes of Rock & Chips...

    Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on

    Del's Encounter With Mrs Bird

    Del has got engaged to 'the beautiful Barbara', and her family hold an engagement party for the happy couple, but things don't go quite to plan after Del has a close encounter with Barbara's mum, Beryl in the kitchen.

    Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on

    Fred and Jelly under arrest for murder

    Fred and Jelly find themselves back in the police interview room yet again - this time on suspicion of murder!

    Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on

    Rayner loves Del's film idea

    Rayner calls Joan to his office to tell her that he thinks Del has come up with the best idea for a film... ever!

    Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on

    Featuring: Kellie Bright (Joan Trotter), Robert Daws (Ernie Raynor).


    Supporters and subscribers get more

    Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

    • Broadcast details of 23 past repeats of this episode
    • This episode's inital overnight ratings

    Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

    Already a donor or Pro user?