EyeSpy: Actor John Challis steps into his famous TV-persona to get the nation behind a golden Del Boy.

Only Fools and Horses is a regular hit for UKTV’s Gold channel.

As ATV Today reported yesterday, UKTV have launched a petition to get one of the nation’s best loved sitcoms commemorated at the tower block used in the series for the external shots from 1981 to 2003. A gold statue of wheeler dealer sitcom favourite Del Boy Trotter could become the latest addition to London’s list of statues if a new petition is successful…

Comedy TV channel Gold has launched a campaign to commemorate Nelson Mandela House – the west London tower block that featured as Del and Rodney Trotter’s home in the opening credits of much-loved sitcom Only Fools and Horses, following recent news that the location is set to be demolished.

UKTV’s Change.org Only Fools and Horses Petition

John Challis is best known for ‘Boycie’ from Only Fools and Horses and The Green, Green Grass.

Gold has launched a live public petition for Ealing Council to permit the installation of either a commemorative plaque or a Del Boy statue at the site of the flats. The channel has released the initial designs in order to generate public support and gain the 1,500 signatures for the petition to be submitted for the council’s consideration.

Harlech Tower, in Acton, was used to portray the exterior of Nelson Mandela House where three generations of Trotters lived. John Challis, who played Aubrey “Boycie” Boyce in Only Fools, is backing the new campaign as can be seen in the video below.

 

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