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Derek Fowlds RIP

Discussion in 'off topic' started by doctorf, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    A really good character actor and Basil’s best pal!
  2. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Blimey. I've just been stuck in bed with Norovirus for the last 3 days watching Yes Minister. He was married to Lesley Judd, don't you know. RIP.
    doctorf likes this.
  3. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Bye bye Mr Derek
  4. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    only from 74-78.
  5. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    8 out of 10 readers didn't know that
    JonR likes this.
  6. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Ive had the same plus an ear infection. Bloody awful virus.
  7. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Sad.. my childhood is slipping away one character at a time. RIP Mr Derek
  8. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    The one that makes you slightly deaf? Same here too.
  9. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

  10. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Great in Heartbeat for many years
  11. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    Wonderful in YM and YPM. Not to mention Basil Brush.

  12. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    “Humphrey isn’t God.”

    “Shall I tell him minister, or will you?”
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  13. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    The three main characters were so wonderful in their roles. They brought the characters to life with brilliant comic timing. Though nominally the smaller role, Derek Fowlds character Bernard Woolley was the essential foil and link between Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey.
  14. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Be thankful you're not Chinese, then. :D

    'Yes Minister' and other derivations were one of the high points of British comedy. I think all three are now departed, but the inevitability of it all does make one more pensive as one climbs the senile citizen birthday ladder.
  15. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I wasn’t a BB fan. Damned annoying puppet.
    Derek was great in ‘Yes Minister’ and very much so in ‘Heartbeat.’
    I miss ‘Heartbeat.’
  16. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Just had a look at IMDb and he’s been in 18 shows I’ve watched over the years. My favourite probably being ‘Chancer’ with Clive Owen.
    For some reason I mixed up Fowlds being in a 70’s comedy about a Vicar / Monastery. The name of that’ll bug me the rest of the day!
  17. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    “Oh Brother” starring Derek Nimmo perhaps?
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  18. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist


    Never watched him in his later years but Basil Brush was a scream.
  19. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Thanks Bob, that was the series. Wow, I was seven when that came our, surprised I can remember it!

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