Boycie’s Bonus – the John Challis interview

Do head over to this blog for some fascinating TV and music related interviews and reviews. Good recent one with the Spin Doctors too.

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Halcyon Days: Boycie (John Challis), Trigger (Roger Lloyd Pack) and Del Trotter (David Jason). (Photo: BBC) Halcyon Days: Boycie (John Challis), Trigger (Roger Lloyd-Pack) and Del Trotter (David Jason). (Photo: BBC)

Cards on the table first. Only Fools and Horses – classic comedy. Up there with the very best of British. I’ll add Dad’s Army in that bracket too. That wondrous combination of superb character acting and top-notch writing. Hats off to the late John Sullivan and Jimmy Perry for that (the latter still thankfully with us, aged 90 now). That’s not to say that formula is enough in itself, of course, but sometimes the chemistry really works.

I’ve dwelled on Dad’s Army on this blog before, and now I’ve got a great excuse to enthuse a little about ‘the nation’s favourite sitcom’, Only Fools and Horses – having caught up with John Challis barely six weeks after the passing of his great friend and on-camera colleague Roger Lloyd-Pack, Trigger to John’s Boycie.

There’s the thing, Roger’s…

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