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RIP Derek Fowlds
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:34:54 pm »
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 04:43:45 pm »
 :(


He's a minor claim to fame of mine.  His brother lived on our street in Bedford back in the 80s.  His nephew was in my school in the year above me (and was a right ****)

Anyone involved in Yes Minister has got to be alright.  RIP
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Re: RIP Mr Derek
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 08:57:22 pm »
My wife said "who?"
 ::-)
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 01:51:24 pm »
I hadn't realised he was married to Lesley Judd.
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 10:08:45 pm »
And I didn't know Lesley Judd was married to him.

PS. Who is Lesley Judd?
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 10:18:41 pm »
And I didn't know Lesley Judd was married to him.

PS. Who is Lesley Judd?

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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 10:38:52 pm »
Yes, I just googled. 1972 onwards. That was the year I left home to go to college, so watched very little telly, and absolutely no children's telly.
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 11:28:55 am »
And I didn't know Lesley Judd was married to him.

PS. Who is Lesley Judd?

Blue Peter in John Noakes era

She took over from Valerie Singleton. I still remember the episode where Lesley was introduced, but not obviously so. At the end of the programme I recall they were in the water having been water skiing, and all the regulars said 'See you next week' and so did the newcomer. "Ooo, something's up" I thought.
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2020, 12:04:37 pm »
And I didn't know Lesley Judd was married to him.

PS. Who is Lesley Judd?

Blue Peter in John Noakes era

She took over from Valerie Singleton. I still remember the episode where Lesley was introduced, but not obviously so. At the end of the programme I recall they were in the water having been water skiing, and all the regulars said 'See you next week' and so did the newcomer. "Ooo, something's up" I thought.

I used to love it when they did that!  My Blue Peter dream team was Lesley Judd (Phwoar!), John Noakes (my 70s childhood hero) and Peter Purvis plus Shep of course.  I also remember Valerie Singleton and Petra the Dog.

I didn't realise Derek Fowlds was one of Basil Brush's sidekicks.  Basil Brush still makes me laugh  ;D

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Re: RIP Mr Derek
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 06:26:06 pm »
My wife said "who?"
 ::-)

Never heard of him either!
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2020, 07:00:00 pm »
I've just watched the Yes Minister Christmas Special, "Party Games", in which Sir Humphrey becomes Cabinet Secretary and Jim Hacker becomes Prime Minister. Utterly first rate.
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2020, 07:34:15 pm »
I've just watched the Yes Minister Christmas Special, "Party Games", in which Sir Humphrey becomes Cabinet Secretary and Jim Hacker becomes Prime Minister. Utterly first rate.

They don’t make ‘em like they used to (M’lud).

Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 07:41:29 pm »
I appear to have completely missed "Yes Minister" despite I suppose being the correct age (55) to have seen it first time around.    ???
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2020, 07:47:15 pm »
And I didn't know Lesley Judd was married to him.

PS. Who is Lesley Judd?

Blue Peter in John Noakes era

She took over from Valerie Singleton. I still remember the episode where Lesley was introduced, but not obviously so. At the end of the programme I recall they were in the water having been water skiing, and all the regulars said 'See you next week' and so did the newcomer. "Ooo, something's up" I thought.

I used to love it when they did that!  My Blue Peter dream team was Lesley Judd (Phwoar!), John Noakes (my 70s childhood hero) and Peter Purvis plus Shep of course.  I also remember Valerie Singleton and Petra the Dog.

I didn't realise Derek Fowlds was one of Basil Brush's sidekicks.  Basil Brush still makes me laugh  ;D

This is for you then.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/bluepeter/lesleypetejohn/video/video14.shtml
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2020, 09:20:17 pm »
I appear to have completely missed "Yes Minister" despite I suppose being the correct age (55) to have seen it first time around.    ???

It was superb. I trhink you owe it to yourself to dredge them all up on Youtube or, it there are gaps, invest in a boxed set.
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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2020, 11:22:17 pm »
And I didn't know Lesley Judd was married to him.

PS. Who is Lesley Judd?

Blue Peter in John Noakes era

She took over from Valerie Singleton. I still remember the episode where Lesley was introduced, but not obviously so. At the end of the programme I recall they were in the water having been water skiing, and all the regulars said 'See you next week' and so did the newcomer. "Ooo, something's up" I thought.

I used to love it when they did that!  My Blue Peter dream team was Lesley Judd (Phwoar!), John Noakes (my 70s childhood hero) and Peter Purvis plus Shep of course.  I also remember Valerie Singleton and Petra the Dog.

I didn't realise Derek Fowlds was one of Basil Brush's sidekicks.  Basil Brush still makes me laugh  ;D

This is for you then.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/bluepeter/lesleypetejohn/video/video14.shtml

I can’t make that work on my phone - shame. I’ll have to try on a proper ‘puter.

Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2020, 09:18:26 pm »
I appear to have completely missed "Yes Minister" despite I suppose being the correct age (55) to have seen it first time around.    ???

It was superb. I trhink you owe it to yourself to dredge them all up on Youtube or, it there are gaps, invest in a boxed set.

I bought the set a couple of months ago, and have been gradually watching them. Last night I got to this absolute gem, in which Derek Fowlds does a perfect delivery of the punch line.
https://youtu.be/DGscoaUWW2M
(rubbish video quality from the BBC, the DVDs are much better than this!)

I don't recall them struggling to keep a straight face in the rest of the programmes.

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Re: RIP Derek Fowlds
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2020, 11:17:39 am »
We have had all all 5 series on DVD for years. When my wife was still a senior civil servant she used to claim that she watched them for educational purposes. Still, IMO, the most consistently funny sitcoms, right up to the end, and while Nigel Hawthorne got most of the plaudits for his lengthy set pieces, I always felt that Derek Fowlds had some of the best lines, particularly when correcting the PM's grammar or syntax.

I did read an interview with him some years ago in which he came across as quite grumpy about the fact that his two co-stars got so much attention - and MBEs - while he was usually overlooked. It would be sad if that were how he really felt.
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