There will never be another episode of Only Fools And Horses after Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney, has said the only time he sees former co-star David Jason these days is at funerals. He added that too many of the original cast members have died for there to be any new episodes. Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Trigger, and Roy Heather, who played cafe owner Sid, both passed away in 2014. The show’s revered writer John Sullivan died in 2011. Publican Mike, played by Kenneth MacDonald, died in 2001. Buster Merryfield, who portrayed Uncle Albert, dying in 1999 and Lennard Pearce, who played Grandad, died in 1984.
Everyone at Jammy Toast – except for Razzi – was heartbroken to hear of the death of actor Rutger Hauer the other day. The actor died in the Netherlands on Friday after a short illness. Hauer most famously played the murderous replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, alongside Harrison Ford, but at Jammy Toast we will always remember him for the role of serial killer John Ryder in The Hitcher. In the film a young man escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker only to subsequently be stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes. Whenever he is in a car since, Razzi always checks the mirror to make sure Rutger isn’t following us.
If you have been passing The Jammy Toast Rescue Centre on Friday evenings these days, you will have no doubt heard the uncontrollable laughter of a bunch of bears. Shaun Ryder and Bez from The Happy Mondays have been an absolute revelation on Gogglebox. So much so that here at Jammy Toast we have come to the conclusion that the pair deserve their own show on the tellybox. We are not the only ones saying this, many fans of the show have turned to Twitter saying they wanted them to get their own show. One viewer tweeted that “Whoever cast Shaun Ryder and Bez on #Gogglebox is a f***king genius.”
Acouple of weeks ago, my good friend Erik featured Chernobyl as one of our Telly Favourites. The miniseries was based on the real-life events surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster from 1986 – but just how much of it is true and how many liberties were taken with the story? We have to confess that the miniseries did give us a few sleepless nights here at Jammy Toast, thinking about what could have been. The initial explosion, the cloud of nuclear fallout sent around Europe and the danger of the core melting through the concrete base of the reactor and leaking radioactive material into the water table and onward into rivers and oceans. It could have been the end of the world – but just how close were we to destroying our planet?
We all got up this morning to a normal Monday morning of breaky and Jezza. The bears all downed their Jammy Toast and started to gather around the telly awaiting the start of The Jeremy Kyle Show. Wait a minute, what’s happened to Jezza, he’s put a bit of beef on and he’s gone a bit mad with the fake tan? While we’re on the subject, why is he selling antiques at an auction? No, that’s not Jezza, that’s David Dickinson! What is Dickinson’s Real Raw Deal doing on at this time of the morning? We saw no announcement and viewers were turning to Twitter to ask ITV why the show was not on this morning. One in particular asking, “Where has Jeremy Kyle gone? #FindJezza.”
Australia’s favourite Agony Uncles, Brad and Dan, are back with a vengeance in a new multimedia campaign that sees them once again dealing with us Brits in need and providing their famous “No Worries” attitude. They made their debut during the Grand National broadcast on ITV starting their £6m campaign which represents Foster’s biggest advertising investment in years; estimated to reach over 20 million people. Building on a much-loved legacy, the new campaign sees the Aussie Agony Uncles Brad and Dan offering their uniquely optimistic and positive perspective on life from their beach-side den Down Under.
Everyone who follows us here on Jammy Toast knows that we love our telly. We all have our own favourite telly programmes we love to watch each week or, these days, even binge watch them all in one go. So here is a question we have been mulling over recently. If we could choose one programme to bring back to our screens, what would it be? Some of us go for old classics, others for a show that was axed before it had a chance to shine. It may have been a show that had a decent run of seasons, but it still departed leaving fans wanting more. So today, we are putting the question out there for you; If you could resurrect any cancelled TV show – and have it pick up right where it left off – what would it be?