An interactive dining performance amounted to "a new episode” of the famous sitcom

The much-anticipated judgment in Shazam Productions Limited v Only Fools The Dining Experience Limited and Others [2022] EWHC 1379 (IPEC) was handed down today, with Judge John Kimbell QC finding in Shazam’s favour.

Legal proceedings were brought by Shazam to prevent the continued performance of an unlicensed interactive dining show called ‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’. The dining show featured characters from tv show ‘Only Fools and Horses’ and their catchphrases, jokes, wants, desires and backstories, but presented in the context of an interactive pub quiz which never appeared in the tv show.   

Kimbell J said the performance “amounted in substance to the cr...

Suzanne Townley
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