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DEL BOY MOVES TO AMERICA; US version is on the way.



THEIR Robin Reliant always boasted "New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
, Paris and Peckham" even though no-one believed it.

Now wheeler-dealers Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert
"Uncle Albert" was also a term used to describe Coronation Street character Albert Tatlock.
"Uncle Albert" is also a fictional character in the Car Wars game.
 really are making it big in America.

The hugely successful sitcom Only Fools and Horses Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003.  hasn't been seen on British TV screens for more than two years.

More than 24 million watched Del and Rodney finally pull themselves out of Hooky Street to become millionaires in the Christmas 1996 trilogy.

Now the Americans want a slice of the same award-winning magic from writer John Sullivan
For other men with the same name, see: John Sullivan (disambiguation).


John Sullivan (b. February 17 1740, Somersworth, New Hampshire – d.
.

US giant Castle Rock Entertainment, a part of the Time Warner Group which made Seinfeld, has bought the rights to the show and intends to make a US version.

Mr Sullivan has been hired as executive producer and script editor This article is about television terminology. For Mac OS X software, see Apple Developer Tools.

A script editor is a member of the production team of scripted television programmes, usually dramas and comedies.
 on the show, which will get an American setting and characters.

The BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
, which nurtured the programme since its launch in 1981, will also get a small percentage of the profits under the deal.

Yesterday David Jason Sir David John White, OBE known by his stage name David Jason (born 2 February 1940) is a highly regarded English actor, admired equally for his dramatic work as for his comedy roles.  - who played Del Boy - said he wished the new version well.

He said: "I hope they have as much fun and success with it as we had. It's a terrific programme."

But he dismissed any suggestion he might revive his role of Del Boy.

He said: "Things don't tend to work that way when these programmes are sold to America."

Tim Hancock, chief executive of Roger Hancock Ltd, which negotiated the deal for John Sullivan, said: "This is a ground-breaking deal that could do for British comedy what ER did for American drama over here.

"It's not a case of who could possibly play Del Boy but more a recognition in America of the wonderful quality of British writing."

Last night speculation began over who might take on the role of Del Boy, with Danny DeVito the first choice for many fans.

However, the biggest problem for the American producers will be replacing Del Boy's famous yellow Robin Reliant - it isn't sold in America.
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Author:Quinn, Thomas
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 1, 1999
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