It is a sad day for classic British comedy as John Challis has died. The actor brilliantly portrayed Boycie in the BBC favourite Only Fools And Horses, giving us some of the most hilarious performances ever seen on the small screen, in what was an all star cast in that respect.
Just mention ‘Boycie’ to British people of a certain age and they will lean back and give you their best “Marlene…!” followed by quote after quote. As someone who only bought the complete series’ boxset last month, I have spent many hours in Challis’ company recently and can confirm his work is as funny today as it was on that Christmas Day when you first saw it.
Godspeed, Sir, raising a glass to you today. <3