JR and Bobby Ewing appeared on American television screens for the first time in 21 years last night, as the classic 1980s soap opera Dallas returned.
Larry Hagman, 79, reprised his famous role as a wealthy oil tycoon and was joined by Patrick Duffy, who plays Bobby, and Linda Grey, JR's ex-wife Sue Ellen.
The original cast were joined by some younger Ewings, including Desperate Housewives and John Tucker Must Die star Jesse Metcalfe - who plays Christopher.
Jordana Brewster, from The Fast and the Furious films, and Julie Gonzalo, from Veronica Mars, also play characters from the new Ewing generation.
The 10-episode series will be broadcast on American network TNT throughout this summer and is set to hit UK screens later this year on Channel 5.
Hagman said the new Dallas is fast-paced and will keep the audience on their toes:
– Larry Hagman
Well, it's the same but different, in the fact that they can take five shows and condense it into one.
They have five different themes going. And it's so fast, you've got to pay attention. If you let your attention wander, you've missed a part of it.
Dallas attracted large audiences in Britain during the 1980s and the cliffhanger in which JR was shot is still one of the most viewed television programmes ever.
The original Dallas ran from 1978 to 1991 and was broadcast on US network CBS and ran to UK audiences on the BBC.
Lewis Vaughan Jones reports on the return of Dallas to American television screens.