People have been asking who actually wrote Del Boy’s autobiography He Who Dares.
The 302-page book is based on Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan’s scripts but was written by John’s son, Jim, who has previously written episodes of Only Fools spin-off The Green Green Grass and also last year’s Sport Relief sketch which saw the Trotters rub shoulders with David Beckham. Jim also added material from John’s notes which means the book contains original and authentic material that has never been seen before.
Jim said: “We wanted the book to be as authentic as it could possibly be and my main concern was getting the tone of Del right. Del would write as he speaks, which isn’t always pretty (or coherent), but it has its own rhyme and reason.”
There’s more on this on the blog of Steve Clark, author of Only Fools and Horses: The Official Inside Story here.
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