Basil Brush, the wise-
Designed and made by Peter Firmin Basil was a Tweed wearing aristocrat, with a voiced
modelled on Terry-
Each week Basil would play guest to a pop act, but it's the scope of acts that surprises
nowadays. Not content with the likes of Dave Dee or The Tremeloes the show would
present The Kinks, and Traffic to a tea-
The show continued until Christmas 1980, with only his accomplice changing every now and again.
He was so popular that he had become a target of ITV, but in November 1978 Ivor Owen had rejected an offer to take Basil to ITV.
In 1982 he returned to ITV with Let's Read With Basil Brush, but he slowly faded
into retirement with only a bizarre, but hilarious appearance on Fantasy Football
League in the mid-
After Ivan Owen's death the rights were sold and a new Basil, re-
Boom and indeed Boom!