Welcome back David Jason!
David Jason is to star in a brand new BBC One comedy series for the first time in 20 years, since the last full series of Only Fools and Horses.
The Royal Bodyguard sees David play Captain Guy Hubble, a life-long soldier coming up for retirement who has recently been put in charge of Royal security. An ex-guardsman who saw action in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, he sounds perfect for the job.
Unfortunately, he turns out to be the worst possible appointment as he is totally out of his depth. He should never have got the job, having previously worked in the car park at Buckingham Palace, but owing to a terrible misunderstanding, he's been promoted with the Queen's blessing to this important role.
The fate of the Royal Family is in the hands of this walking disaster as he supervises security arrangements for all their engagements.
David Jason says: “I am really looking forward to working with the very talented producer Jimmy Mulville, and working on a great comedy project with the BBC. It will be good to have a laugh again!”
Filming begins in July. Watch this space for more news about the return of a living legend to BBC Comedy.
Can't wait? 'Ave a ganders (sigh) at our Only Fools and Horses clips.
Don't forget there's another serving of Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock and Chips on the 28th April.
Read our blog about the moment the old Del Boy met, erm, the boy Del Boy on the set of Rock and Chips.