back to article Seven months of Basil Brush on YouTube: Er, boom boom?

Legendary stuffed TY character Basil Brush will now be available on YouTube, after TV bosses reportedly refused to give him fresh airtime. According to the Daily Mirror, Brush will be releasing a new sketch every Monday for the next 32 weeks. Brush, who, we are told, is currently on a nationwide tour, said: “I was on the Beeb …

  1. Cliff

    I was quite find of Mr Brush, but not his foils

    I didn't warm to the sidekicks, but Basil himself was alright (when I was eight)

    1. graeme leggett Silver badge

      Re: I was quite find of Mr Brush, but not his foils

      Well (in my opinion) Rodney Bewes and Derek Fowlds were better suited as actors than in light entertainment.

  2. PCS

    How long will it be before allegations of dallying with young fox cubs hits the headlines?

    1. Graham Marsden

      Wasn't it on Mock the Week that someone commented that Basil Brush was the only 70's childrens TV star that it was still safe to talk about?

  3. Khaptain Silver badge

    Not so bad

    Think yourselves lucky that it wasn't Sooty and Sweep.

    1. Little Mouse

      Re: Not so bad

      Burn the Heretic! Or at least - Water Pistols at dawn.

      No-one disses Sweep.

      1. Sir Runcible Spoon

        Re: Not so bad

        +1 for Sweep, couldn't stand Sooty or that bossy little britches, wotsername?

        1. TeeCee Gold badge

          Re: Not so bad


          And with all these trademarked names being bandied around here, somebody probably will.

          1. Tompkinson

            Re: Not so bad


            Now how many neurons is that utterly useless piece of information taking up? I have forgotten nearly all the maths I once knew (which was quite a lot) but I can remember what a panda hand puppet I last watched in the 70s was called.

            Basil rules.

            1. Cliff

              Re: Not so bad

              All three now live in Brean by Weston-Super-Mare - the funfair owner bought them out.

      2. Stevie

        Re:Burn the Heretic!

        Agree! He needs a good sprinkling with Oofle Dust.

  4. Jeff Lewis

    OOOH!!!! I've missed Basil!!!!

  5. Suricou Raven

    Just what the internet needs!

    More furries.

  6. Dave Bell

    It might be "Basil Brush Official" on YouTube

    There's a YouTube channel called Basil Brush Official which looks to be the right place: a clutch of new videos last Monday, promotional material for the recent live tour, and set up with a Twitter account.

    It's not hard to find. I hear the YouTube owners have some sort of search engine.

  7. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    It's all Basil's fault

    It was from him I learned to tell excrutiatingly bad jokes. Sometimes five and five back to back, hoping to impress my family and friends.

    No pun in ten did :(

  8. Duffy Moon

    Roy North was the best.

    I wonder if watching BB in the 70's explains my love for foxes.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      ...or my love of a well tended basil.

  9. OzBob

    Classic Basil

    Basil Brush: Hello Killer

    Cilla Black: It's Cilla.

    Basil: Oh, terribly Corry.

    boom boom.

  10. Stevie


    Cue Titch and Quackers!

  11. dvd


    Already got my tickets :)

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