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RIP Derek Fowlds

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

  2. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I had forgotten that one. So funny.

    Sad news and I bet Basil is shedding a tear for Mr Derek.

    Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister were classic comedy programmes.
  3. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Brilliant programme, brilliant clip choice. That line timed so perfectly. Sad loss.
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  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I liked him with Basil Brush and in Heartbeat.
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  5. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter


    Bye bye Mr Derek.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Never realised he was the bloke with Basil Brush.

    What a great career.
  8. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Thanks for posting that. It is so very poignant.
  9. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Wonderful clip. I enjoyed watching him in Heartbeat - such a lovely series, for watching with a duvet and your favourite comfort food! RIP Derek Fowlds.
  10. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    He was my favourite 'bloke with Basil Brush' :)
  11. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    How strange, Basil Brush was on breakfast tv this morning and Mr M and I were talking about his companions. He was brilliant in Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. I shall have get out the box set this evening.
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  12. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Great actor, we watch Heartbeat every evening, ITV3 I think, we record them and watch later.
    RIP Derek, you gave such pleasure to all your viewers.
  13. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    The last of the three main Yes, Minister actors to go :(
  14. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    I was always amazed how he managed to keep a straight face:

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  15. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Boom Boom
    RIP Mr Derek
  16. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    He was also an excellent stage actor - one of the best Hamlets I've ever seen.
    And a genuinely nice man.
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  17. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    Following Derek Fowlds' death last month, those who enjoyed his work might be interested in this report of his funeral:

    'I'll interrupt no more old chum': Basil Brush reads eulogy from the pulpit for co-star 'Mr Derek' Fowlds as he is buried at his local church following his death last month aged 82
    • Famous fox was among the mourners at St Katharine's Church in Holt, Wiltshire
    • He was helped to the pulpit by Reverend Andrew Evans before reciting a poem
    • Fowlds died in January at Royal United Hospital, Bath, after suffering pneumonia


    Basil Brush's eulogy
    'Mr Derek, Mr Derek, Mr Derek, what is a fox to do,

    'I've gone and lost my Mister, won't be the same without you.

    'How we always made 'em laugh, with sketches and with song,

    'I'd interrupt, then disrupt, we went on far too long.

    'Stars begged to see the show, that much is not contested,

    'Big names of the 70s, even some who weren't arrested.

    'You'd read a daring story about knights in shining armour,

    'Bucaneering Basil and then Basil De Farmer.

    'Companions upon the stage and friends when in the bar,

    'But you were so talented dear friend, I knew you would go far.

    'Just four years we did, it seemed so many more.

    'But by Jove you made an impact, you always leave 'em wanting more.

    'I'll interrupt no more old chum, the stage is now all yours.

    'That sound we love, its all for you, for Mr Derek, applause.'
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