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Let’s Read with Basil Brush

DEFECTING TO ITV in hope of big money, or at least better guests than Our Kid, the fractious fox instead found himself lumbered with this educational gig, itself a hand-me-down from, of all things, another puppet. The ignominy. Still, Basil rose to the occasion by pitching his spiel a good notch above that of his predecessor, besides supplying a memorable theme song detailing precise movements of eager young children gathering at his feet: “I come into the classroom and there’s a sudden hush; then all the kids jump up and say – ‘Let’s read with Basil Brush’ Let’s, Read, With, Ba-sil, Brush…Boom booooom!”

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  1. Scott McPhee

    August 17, 2016 at 2:25 am

    The books were always about some anthropomorphic animal named Pepper.

    He did things like going to the park, and the local fish and chip shop.

  2. Richard16378

    August 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    One story was about getting something out of a tree, which Basil suggested should be chopped down.

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