Wednesday, 5 March 2014
A Brush With The Best Possible Taste.
Basil Brush would be good to go as is, no costume fitting or read through necessary. Basil is already one well dressed fox. He is like some old school English gentleman caught up in some Jules Verne fantasy escapade. Basil did not use his razor sharp intelligence to combat his detractors, he defeated his enemies by being better dressed than them. GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN NOR FOX THAN TO LAY HIS BOOM BOOM DOWN FOR A FRIEND BOOM,BOOM! Basil once said. He once told esteemed chat show host Michael Parkinson about the details of his childhood. I WAS BORN AT AN EARLY AGE he began. I AM AFRAID MY PARENTS COULD NOT WAIT TO GET RID OF ME.IN FACT MY MOTHER USED TO WRAP MY SANDWICHES IN ROAD MAPS.BOOM,BOOM!One of his friends back the was a household name. HIS NAME IS FRED KITCHEN.BOOM,BOOM! Okay the whole boom boom thing could grate after a while and the level of sophistication is not quite Oscar Wilde but Basil has something which Oscar did not have; a truly magnificent tail. Oh what a marvelous appendage that tail is. The always dependable foil to Basil's anarchic ramblings. Wish I had one like it.
At the very height of his Basil's fame all the shining lights of his day were falling over themselves to share a few moments screen time with the original fantastic fox. Stars such as Cilla Black,John Inman, Henry Cooper and Alvin Stardust to name but a few. They shared the screen time but could not steal it.
After Basil finished with his very popular light entertainment show I had sort off expected him to pursue a career in acting. For him to perhaps take to the boards, some Shakespeare, some Chekov, some Ronnie Barker or Samuel Beckett. Perhaps the BBC will consider my proposal and Basil will be given the opportunty to stretch his acting muscles, to rise to the challenge with the grace of an Olympian or just a fox who can run really really fast.