It was sad to hear of the passing of Roger Lloyd-Pack who died of pancreatic cancer yesterday.
Roger famously played Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, from the first to last episode of Great Britain’s favourite sitcom. His dead pan delivery was perfect for John Sullivan‘s comedic lines.
We would like to pay tribute with a few clips of his most memorable scenes in Only Fools and Horses.
Trigger notoriously always called Rodney Dave. In this clip Rodney tries to clear up the issue.
Trigger was an old mate of Del Boy‘s and in this clip he acts as his wing man, when they try to pick up some Yuppy birds. When I first saw this scene I literally cried with laughter, and even without the element of surprise, it still raises a smile.
We’re on a winner here Trigg
Roger Lloyd-Pack also had long running roles in two other sitcoms. The Vicar of Dibley, where he played Owen Newitt, who was a very similar character to Trigger, with a different accent.
He also starred in The Old Guys with Clive Swift and Jane Asher and even had a role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as well as numerous other films and TV shows, but he will always be loved and remembered as Trigger.
So, a couple more clips from Only Fools and Horses seems a fitting farewell.
Roger‘s deadpan delivery is to the fore in this short clip where he tries to help Rodney emphasise his point.
Trigger and Gandhi
And finally who could forget Trigger‘s Broom? Trigger explains to Del Boy, Rodney and Boycie how he has swept roads for 20 years with the same broom.
Sorry about all the gumph on this clip, but it is the only one I could find of the scene, anyhow it’s the dialogue that’s important.
You can read Roger’s full obituary on the BBC Website
Farewell Roger Lloyd-Pack, rest in peace, at least you’ve got John Sullivan and Trigger to keep you company.
By Max Power
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