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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Jan 17, 2020.
This clip is a classic:
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.
Brilliant programme, brilliant clip choice. That line timed so perfectly. Sad loss.
I liked him with Basil Brush and in Heartbeat.
Bye bye Mr Derek.
3 actors at the top of their game and Fowlds leaping in at the end with the stinger line.
Never realised he was the bloke with Basil Brush.
What a great career.
Thanks for posting that. It is so very poignant.
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.
He was my favourite 'bloke with Basil Brush'
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.
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.
The last of the three main Yes, Minister actors to go
I was always amazed how he managed to keep a straight face:
RIP Mr Derek
He was also an excellent stage actor - one of the best Hamlets I've ever seen.
And a genuinely nice man.
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.'