Tessa Peake-Jones played Raquel Turner in the hit BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses and has recently looked back on her time on the show. Fans have been calling for a return of the comedy, which followed two brothers Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter (David Jason) and Rodney Trotter (Nicholas Lyndhurst) who buy and sell almost anything, hoping they will one day get rich doing so. In a recent interview, Tessa shared her thoughts on the possibility of rebooting the hit series.
Only Fools and Horses celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and Tessa spoke all about her time on the show during an interview on Steph’s Packed Lunch.
Steph McGovern asked the star if she’s still in touch with her former Only Fools and Horses co-stars.
“Yes, yes some of us are – we all lead separate lives now, but occasionally unfortunately in the last few years it’s been funerals we’ve tended to meet up at,” the actress explained.
“But, it’s lovely to have been part of that for so long.
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“I wonder whether its best left where people remember it for what it was, rather than seeing us all sort of elderly and perhaps not remembering our lines as well and all that stuff,” Tessa continued.
“It might be better to just leave it, you know, at a good time.”
Tessa isn’t the only star of the show to be questioned about the possibility of a return, as David Jason was pushed on the subject in an interview in November last year.
“No, no, no, the writing would be the same,” David. “But also don’t forget, one of my flags that I like to wave is that it’s a team effort.
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“And it’s not just the character of Del and Rodney, and Uncle Albert, or Grandad, as it were.
“But it was all the other peripheral characters, you know, Boycie, Marlene and all of those, how beautifully played they all were.
“You’re hard-pressed to replace all those characters who have endeared themselves into the heart of your audience today.
“So it would be a very dangerous journey to take, so my answer to that is, don’t try,” he told Digital Spy.