Boom boom! Basil recruits town film crew

Basil Brush with bed and breakfast owners Victoria and David Strauss. EMN-141215-152423001
Basil Brush with bed and breakfast owners Victoria and David Strauss. EMN-141215-152423001

A team of local independent film makers are in the limelight again, helping children’s TV legend Basil Brush prepare for his new stage show.

Basil has been a favourite for generations on our screens since 1968. Basil and TV chum Mr Stephen (Chris Pizzey) came to the area to shoot film sequences to be used in new stage show - The Full On Fox Tour 2015.

The sequences were shot in Folkingham Village Hall by Chris Clark, Daniel Sumpton and Ben Thwaites, who had filmed Basil earlier in the year for a music video by Sleaford based band Glass Onion for their song “Don’t Be Afraid”.

Chris said: “It was a real pleasure working with Basil again. He is a true professional. These film sequences are going to work brilliantly in the show.”

Staying at The White House Bed and Breakfast in Folkingham, Basil was given the VIP treatment by owners Victoria and David Strauss.

Victoria said: “He behaved very well and ate up all his breakfast.”

For more details visit www.basilbrush.com.