Roger Lloyd-Pack films at St Albans’ Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub

PUBLISHED: 18:43 25 June 2013

Roger Lloyd Pack

Roger Lloyd Pack

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TRIGGER from Only Fools and Horses popped down to St Albans’ oldest pub for a shooting last week.

Legendary Roger Lloyd Pack was notorious in the classic television sitcom for his dopey demeanor, dodgy dealings and deadpan delivery – and for always calling Delboy’s brother Rodney by the name Dave.

Roger was joined by pop star and actor Chesney Hawkes and CBeebies presenter Sarah-Jane Honeywell.

The unlikely dream team was working on a new top-secret comedy project as part of a 22-strong cast and crew at The Fighting Cocks in Abbey Mill Lane.

It is written, produced and directed by Bob Golding, who lives in St Albans, and Glen Davies (Miranda, Lewis and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

Last Tuesday’s antics involved filming what is believed to be the first sketch of a large series of online videos which the pair plan to make in and around St Albans. The pub remained open.

Landlord Christo Tofalli said: “I was even an extra. It was hilarious – fantastic, very funny and clever. After the camera cut, everyone would just cry with laughter!

“Out of all the filming we’ve had here, they were the most organized, slick superb bunch of people. They’re all superstars! I’m still buzzing.”

Bob received much critical acclaim for his role as Eric in the Olivier-award-winning one-man theatre show, Morecambe. He will return to the Alban Arena in December as Buttons in Cinderella, alongside Gareth Gates.


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