Derek Fowlds (2 September 1937 – 17 January 2020) was an English actor, known for his appearances in popular TV series including The Basil Brush Show, Yes Minister and the long-running police drama Heartbeat, in which he played Oscar Blaketon for 18 years.
PRODUCTION DIARY #4: This week’s DIARY features the first part of an informal interview with the wonderful Derek Fowlds, who reminisced about working with Peter Cushing, as well as many other great names, including Robert Morley, Alistair Sim, Alec Guinness, Nigel Hawthorne and Paul Eddington. It was an honour to spend an afternoon …
Heartbeat proved popular from the beginning, when early series consistently drew over 10 million viewers. In 2001, Heartbeat came sixth in the UK TV ratings list with a peak audience of 13.82 million, and it was sixth again in 2003, with 12.8 million viewers. In autumn 2008, typical viewing figures were around 6 million per episode.
Derek Fowlds, Actor: Yes Minister. Derek Fowlds was born on September 2, 1937 in Balham, London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Yes Minister (1980), Yes, Prime Minister (1986) and Heartbeat (1992). He was previously married to Lesley Judd and Wendy Tory.
PRODUCTION DIARY #9 – Derek Fowlds on Yes Minister, Basil Brush, Heartbeat & Returning to the Stage. Derek Fowlds has been at the heart of British film and television since the 1960s, when he first entered our homes on the BBC as Mr Derek, the side-kick to the irascible Basil Brush.
Tributes have poured in for Derek Fowlds, who starred in Yes Minister and Heartbeat, following his death in the UK at the age of 82. Heartbeat and Yes Minister star Derek Fowlds has died of heart failure triggered by sepsis aged 82. The Sun reports that his family confirmed the news of the British
DEREK Fowlds, best known for his roles in Heartbeat, Basil Brush and Yes Minister, has died of heart failure triggered by sepsis aged 82. His family confirmed the news of the British TV favourite’s death today.
Yes Minister star Derek Fowlds has died aged 82, his family has said. The actor was best known for playing the private secretary Bernard Woolley in the popular 80s sitcom, and he later reprised the role in the sequel series Yes, Prime Minister. Fowlds also played Oscar Blaketon in long-running ITV
Heartbeat actor Derek Fowlds has died at the age of 82. He was surrounded by his family when he died and is survived by sons Jamie and Jeremy. A statement from his family read: ‘He had died at the Royal United Hospitals Bath in the early hours of this morning after suffering from pneumonia that lead to heart failure caused by sepsis.’
Derek Fowlds is an English actor, known for playing Bernard Woolley in popular British television comedies Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister and Oscar Blaketon in the long-running ITV police drama Heartbeat. Fowlds was born in Wandsworth, London, the son of Ketha Muriel (née Treacher) and James Witney Fowlds, a salesman.