Yes Minister actor Derek Fowlds dies at 82

Derek Fowlds: Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor dies aged 82

Here (above and below) are some of the funniest moments on the show in remembrance of Derek Fowlds, who played Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley to Minister (and later, Prime Minister) Jim Hacker.

Heartbeat and Yes Minister star Derek Fowlds has died of heart failure triggered by sepsis aged 82.

Fowlds went on to have roles in various films throughout the 1960s and became familiar to British television viewers in the 1970s when he replaced Rodney Bewes as the human sidekick in children's comedy-entertainment series The Basil Brush Show.

Fowlds will be known to many as Bernard Woolley in classic BBC sitcoms Yes, Minister and its follow-up Yes, Prime Minister. He is survived by two sons, Jamie and actor Jeremy Fowlds.

He was additionally called sergeant-turned-publican Oscar Blaketon in Heartbeat, ITV's long-running authorities dramatization embeded in 1960 s Yorkshire.

You couldn't have met a nicer person, ever. He uploaded: 'SPLIT Derek Fowlds Also Known As "Mr Derek" Also Known As Sir BernardWoolley This is as timeless a scene in British amusing as they come'.

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He additionally starred as Mr Derek in youngsters's TV favorite "The Basil Brush Present" from 1969 to 1973, and appeared in British police drama collection "Heartbeat" as Sgt. Oscar Blaketon for 18 years, earlier than departing the function in 2010.

Fowlds was previously married to Wendy Tory from 1963 to 1973, and "Blue peter " presenter and dancer Lesley Judd from 1974 to 1978. Derek Fowlds was a truly lovely man and a fantastic actor... my condolences to all his family and friends. a REAL legend'.

Fowld's first professional acting job was seen as a weekly associate at the Prince of Wales Theater in Colwyn Bay in 1958 while on vacation at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art during the summer holidays.

In addition, Fowlds featured in After That, This for a string of episodes in 1975.

He most recently starred as Frank Patterson in Doctors in 2017.

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