Sir David Jason is set for a "planes, trains and automobiles" American adventure for a new TV series.

Sir David Jason

Sir David Jason

The 78-year-old actor will head to the West Coast of the US for one month by road, rail and air for a new documentary, which will be released in 2019, exploring old and new transport in the "journey of a lifetime".

The 'Only Fools and Horses' star - who drove a three-wheeled van in his iconic role as Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in the legendary sitcom - said: "All my life I've been obsessed with planes, trains and automobiles. And, of course, I'm well known for my association with the odd motor, including a certain three-wheeler.

"The west coast of America has seen - and is still witnessing - some of the greatest innovations in transport history - I can't wait to find out for myself how they do things over there.

"It's going to be fun, it's going to be entertaining, and I get the feeling I'm going to learn a great deal about this part of the world on my journey, too."

The UKTV documentary, entitled 'David Jason: Planes, Trains & Automobiles', will see the actor - who qualified as a helicopter pilot in May 2005 - explore a variety of iconic American transport and travel on the "bucket-list" Amtrak Coast Starlight train.

Mike Blair, series producer, added: "This is a route that not only takes in some of the must-do 'bucket list' all-American travel experiences, but also reveals just how this part of the world has led the way in innovation.

"Everything there is bigger, better, faster - we're so looking forward to going with David on this journey of a lifetime."

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