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Basil Brush

Basil Brush has been a popular character on UK children's television for decades. A glove puppet in the shape of a fox, he was voiced and operated by Ivan Owen until his death in 2000. Basil had his own long-running television series, The Basil Brush Show (1968), which appealed to a wide family audience with some topical jokes in among the content.... See full bio »


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M.I.High Basil Brush
Small Time Glove Puppet


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 2011 M.I.High (TV Series)
Basil Brush
- Vote Skul (2011) ... Basil Brush
 2003 Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (TV Special)
 1983 The Krankies Klub (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
 1962 Small Time (TV Series)
Glove Puppet
- Episode dated 22 September 1962 (1962) ... Glove Puppet
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1' 6" (0.46 m)

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Ivan Owen provided the voice and actions of Basil. Such was Ivan's belief in the 18 inch high fox, he never allowed himself to be photographed in case it broke Basil's spell. Sadly, he passed away in 2000 following a long battle with cancer.


Catch-phrase: "Boom Boom" & a distinctive laugh

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