cast photo, Stephanie Cole, Linda Baron, David Jason and Tim Healey - British actor Tim Healey seen on the set of the sequel to the BBC comedy series 'Open All Hours' wearing a Wedding Dress in Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd September 2014
The classic cartoon is being rebooted for CBBC 20 years after it last aired.
Back in the 80s 'Danger Mouse' was essential viewing for adults and children alike, but now the pint sized hero is set to make a comeback with CBBC giving him the inevitable reboot treatment and a whole new series airing next year. In celebration of our favourite mouse (sorry Mickey) making a well deserved comeback, we’ve done some detective work and dug up five facts about the original series which aired between 1981 and 1992. As Penfold would say, “oh crikey, here we go!
'Danger Mouse' will be back on our screens in 2015
1. 'Danger Mouse' was originally very different…
The classic children's animation series, 'Danger Mouse', is set to be "rebooted" and a whole new, "tech-savvy" series will be broadcast on CBBC in 2015.
Danger Mouse will be returning to our screens after more than twenty years since it last aired. The new series, set to air in 2015, will be broadcast on CBBC next year.
Danger Mouse aired between 1981 and 1992.
The series originally ran from 1981 to 1992. It was hugely popular through its 11 year run and reached audiences the world over, including in the US where it was broadcast on Nickelodeon. As the BBC reports, CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor promised the new series would "win over a whole new generation of fans."
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Let's hope the movie won't be one big whizzpop...
Break out the frobscottle and snozzcumbers! Steven Spielberg has picked The BFG as his next big movie project. The Oscar-winning Lincoln director will adapt Roald Dahl's much-loved children's fantasy tale of giants and dreams into a live action epic, confirms THR.
Steven Spielberg Is To Direct A New Adaptation Of 'The BFG.'
Children and adults of all ages will fondly remember the thrilling and rather dark tale that was first adapted to film by Brian Cosgrove in 1989 in a surreal animation. Sir David Jason memorably voiced the "Big Friendly Giant" who snatches little Sophie from her orphanage in the dead of night and takes her back to his home.
The special 90-minute doc will go out in time for this summer's World Cup
There are many strings to David Beckham’s bow. A long and illustrious career in football is one of them, as he uses his sporting nous to potentially create an empire over in Miami. Acting is another one; though only for special occasions, like his cameo on 'Only Fools and Horses.' And he likes to support charities, too. But traversing Brazil’s vibrant rainforest is new to us.
Becks drops in on Del Boy and Rodders for Sports Relief
Beckham, accompanied on his expedition by fellow explorers Dave Gardner and Derek White, travelled to Brazil in secret to make the 90-minute film, which will tie in with this Summer’s World Cup, giving fans an insight into the country’s natural beauty while swarms of football fans descend upon city centres to soak up the atmosphere.
Continue reading: David Beckham: Footballer, Actor, Philanthropist... Rainforest Explorer?
David Beckham stars in Only Fools and Horses later this month.
Viewers have got their first look at David Beckham's upcoming appearance in an Only Fools and Horses sketch for Sport Relief. The new skit, which reunites Del Boy (David Jason) and Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) for the first time in over a decade, also stars Beckham - who made the first move to get the project off the ground.
David Beckham Joins Del Boy and Rodney in Peckham
In a newly released teaser clip, Beckham is seen sitting with Del Boy and Rodney in a Peckham café, wearing a pair of oversized spectacles. When Del Boy quizzes him on his peculiar eyewear, the former England captain offers up a line that Jason's market trader character would be proud of.
David Beckham is making the journey to Peckham for the 'Only Fools and Horses' Sport Relief sketch
David Beckham says he can "die a happy man" after making an appearance alongside David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in a new Only Fools and Horse sketch for BBC1's Sport Relief. The former England captain is said to have instigated the TV special, which reunites Del Boy and Rodney for the first time in a decade.
David Beckham Stars In A Sport Relief Sketch
"The day of filming started off with a slightly sleepless night, going over my script," Beckham told Radio Times magazine.
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'Still Open All Hours' gets green light for full series after brilliant Christmas special ratings.
Following immense success after its Christmas episode, a full series of 'Still Open All Hours' starring David Jason is set to hit screens later this year.
David Jason as Granville on his trusty bicycle...
The British sitcom, which is a sequel to the 1973-1985 series 'Open All Hours', pulled in a whopping 12.2 million viewers on its Christmas revival and became the most viewed comedy show of 2013 (yep, even more so than the much loved 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'). The new series sees the return of David Jason as Granville who, though originally a shop assistant, has now inherited the shop from his deceased uncle, Albert Arkwright (formerly played by the late RONNIE BARKER).
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'Still Open All Hours' will return to the BBC this year.
David Jason and the team behind 'Still Open All Hours' - the sequel to Ronnie Barker's classic sitcom 'Open All Hours' - will return to Doncaster in 2014 to shoot a full series of the show.
David Jason At Arkwrights
Granville's corner shop will be open for business once again after the BBC confirmed it had commissioned a full series following the one-off Christmas special, watched by 12.2 million viewers.
Continue reading: Joy For Doncaster As BBC Confirms Full Series Of 'Still Open All Hours'
Only Fools and Horses' David Beckham episode will air in March.
Only Fools on Horses, David Beckham? Not two things you'd traditionally put together, but both British institutions formed a comedic alliance to shoot a special sketch for BBC One's Sport Relief. The scene - filmed this week - sees the English sports star head to Peckham to meet up with Del Boy and Rodney - Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst - in a local greasy spoon.
David Beckham meets up with Del Boy and Rodney in one of Peckham's greasy spoon.
The actors last played the wheeler-dealer Trotter brothers in a Christmas special in 2003. The new sketch will be broadcast on March 21 as part of the Sport Relief weekend.
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Del Boy and Rodders will be scheming through a short due to air later this year
There had been rumours floating around, but now it has been confirmed that Del Boy and Rodney will definitely be back on TV as an Only Fools And Horses short has been green-lit by the BBC. Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst will both return to the show for the one-off short, which will air in March as part of Sports Relief.
David Jason [L] and Nicholas Lyndhurst [R] will both be back for the sketch
The beloved UK sitcom, regularly voted the nation's favourite, will see the return of Del Boy and Rodders to their South London stomping ground in a "a short Only Fools and Horses sketch," which was confirmed by a BBC spokesperson this week. A statement from the network read: "There are plans afoot for a short Only Fools and Horses sketch for Sport Relief. Further details will be announced in the build up to the appeal night on March 21."
The beloved sitcom might be back by spring next year
Christmas is the season of TV specials and on screen treats, and before we've even seen 25th December this year, it already looks like we know what to look forward to seeing on the box next year and we might not even have to wait until Christmas for the TV treat!
Will the Trotter's iconic Reliant Robin be back too?
You may have thought it ended for good almost a decade ago, but it looks as though Del Boy and Rodney could be on their way back to our screens once again. Following the untimely death of series creator John Sullivan in 2011, it looked as though we had seen the last of the Trotters after all, but according to the show's star David Jason, that might not be the case. Lavely jubbly!
Continue reading: Is 'Only Fools And Horses' Returning To TV In 2014?
Could 'Open All Hours' be returning for a new series?
The BBC were so impressed with a one-off Christmas special of the classic sitcom Open All Hours that a full series is being planned for 2014. Producer Gareth Edwards confirmed plans for a series to The Sun, saying, "I can't say too much about the plot, but it does involve anchovy paste - that's all I'm saying."
David Jason in the Christmas Special of 'Open all Hours'
During filming of the Christmas special, the Sheffield Star quoted Edwards as saying "there is a lot of optimism to take this project forward" and "there is a lot of life in the world that writer Roy Clarke has created."
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