David Jason Coming Back To Comedy

Sir David Jason is to star in a new comedy about a bodyguard for the royal family – his first comedy role since Only Fools And Horses 20 years ago.

The Royal Bodyguard will star Jason as Captain Guy Hubble, a soldier nearing retirement who is mistakenly appointed head of royal security.

“I am really looking forward to working with the very talented producer Jimmy Mulville,â€? he said. “And working on a great comedy project with the BBC. It will be good to have a laugh again!â€?

BBC1 controller Danny Cohen said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome David Jason back to a leading comedy role on BBC One. David is a hugely talented performer and much loved by British viewers… When I read the script I knew he would be perfect for this role.â€?

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