BBC puts ‘Horses’ back in saddle

Classic sitcom likely to air at Christmas

LONDON — The BBC is reviving its classic sitcom “Only Fools And Horses.”

The pubcaster has committed to three episodes at a budget of £1 million ($1.4 million) each, roughly double that of a typical British sitcom.

The programs are likely to air at Christmas and will again star David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst as two brothers engaged in small-time black marketeering.

The original series ran for 15 years beginning in 1981 and remains one of the most successful shows in the BBC’s back catalog.

The inflated budget is in keeping with BBC director general Greg Dyke’s pledge to pump more money directly into production.

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