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The original series, which starred Barker as penny-pinching northern shopkeeper Arkwright, ran from 1975 to 1983.It was the show that transformed Jason's career and the series that persuaded Only Fools producer, Ray Butt, to cast him as Del Boy after Jim Broadbent turned down the role.When he walks in, he carefully studies the books on the shelves and places a finger on an autobiography by the BBC's former political correspondent, John Sergeant. His twin brother died at birth, though he refutes the much-repeated assumption that his death made him strive harder in life, and his eldest brother, Arthur, won a place at Rada to study drama (the brothers have appeared together on screen in Frost).His father would not, however, let his youngest son follow the same path and insisted on him getting an apprenticeship, so he spent six years as an electrician before finally plucking up the courage to pursue his real dream of acting. I listened, I learned and I worked and worked and worked.' He pauses and smiles as he emphasises a more serious point.
And it turns out that it was Jason who suggested the BBC revive the show in the first place. Life must be cushty – surely the BBC gave him a nice little bung on top of his salary for coming up with that idea? 'No, they didn't,' he laughs, as it dawns on him he might have been something of a dipstick in the negotiations department. When superfan David Beckham joined Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney Trotter) for a Sports Relief sketch in 2014, he said afterwards: 'Now I can die a happy man.'Jason opens his mouth to say something, then stops and shakes his head. It doesn't matter how popular you are, if you are a jobbing actor, you are a jobbing actor.
We had two letters of complaint sent to us and two letters from people saying they were pleased Ronnie was bringing stuttering to the fore. The producer wrote a long letter back to the four people and the whole matter was discussed, thought about, explained and dealt with.
Now you just need one comment to destroy everything.'Now in his eighth decade, it's Jason who dominates the screen as the haplessly grumpy Granville in the expletive-free Still Open All Hours, alongside a new cast including Johnny Vegas and Tim Healy.
Perhaps the reason why Jason is so loved by the British public is that he has always been an underdog.
Even his greatest moments have been tinged with regret.