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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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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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!
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David Jason and Stephanie Cole - Sir David Jason has reprised his role as Granville in BBC sitcom 'Open All Hours' for a one-off Christmas Special - this time around called 'Still Open All Hours' and this time he's in charge. Filming begun in Doncaster with David pulling on Arkwright's famous brown overcoat and get to work in the shop for the first time in almost 30 years. The original series starred the late Ronnie Barker as Granville's infamously tight fisted uncle Arkwright and ran between 1973 and 1985 - Doncaster, United Kingdom - Monday 18th November 2013
Helen Fielding's publishers made a huge error this week.
Helen Fielding fans who snapped up the latest instalment of the Bridget Jones series Mad About The Boy were treated to a rather strange narrative change this week. Instead of reading about the trials and tribulations of Britain's favorite singleton, they instead found 40-pages of David Jason's new autobiography, My Life.
A spokeswoman for publishers Vintage made light of the situation, saying: "The printers have had a Bridget moment..a printing error has been detected in some of the very early copies of Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy.
"Copies printed on one day have given readers an accidental preview of David Jason's autobiography.
The first copies of Helen Fielding's 'Mad About The Boy' are pulled from shelves after David Jason printing mishap.
In what is probably one of the biggest printing blunders of recent years, the long-awaited arrival of the final novel documenting the life of ungainly and exceptionally ordinary serial singleton Bridget Jones has been met with utter shock as the earliest copies are revealed to contain a portion of 'Only Fools and Horses' star David Jason's autobiography 'My Life' within its pages.
Helen Fielding and David Jason at their not entirely successful respective book launches
David Jason will be marking 50 years in showbiz by publishing his autobiography. BBC News have reported that the Only Fools and Horses actor will be publishing his memoirs via Random House in the autumn of 2014. Jason said that writing the book would allow him to "share the journey" of his life with the British public.
"Over the past 50 years I have had the fortunate experience of working with some of the finest actors and writers in the world," he told the press. "This book will be an opportunity for me to share the journey through my life and career with the people who have been most generous with their support and kindness - the great British public." Jason has, for a long time, been an actor that the British public have been incredibly fond of - from his days as the hapless Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses, to his performance as Detective Inspector Jack Frost in the more serious crime drama A Touch of Frost - a role that began in 1992 and lasted for 16 years.
David Jason was born in 1940 and began his TV career in 1964, playing Bert Bradshaw in Crossroads. He went on to perform alongside the Monty Python comedians in Do Not Adjust Your Set. In 1993 he was awarded an OBE and in 2005 he received a knighthood - both for services to drama.