Derek Fowlds (Oscar Blaketon off Heartbeat)

#1
Just having a family night in and the parents are watching the tele while I'm being the usual anti-social Kevin (making the most of the wireless I got dragged out of bed this morning to install) when my Mum points out that this character is "wearing the same tie as you (me)"

Anybody know if the gent is an ex sapper or was it his character?
 
#2
japseyewarrior said:
Just having a family night in and the parents are watching the tele while I'm being the usual anti-social Kevin (making the most of the wireless I got dragged out of bed this morning to install) when my Mum points out that this character is "wearing the same tie as you (me)"

Anybody know if the gent is an ex sapper or was it his character?
You wear a corps tie around the house... :?
 
#5
As Derek Fowldes did his National Service in the Navy, it seems likely that the tie is just a wardrobe item.
 
#7
I'm a sad bastard for knowing this, but I seem to remember that his character had been a POW in ww2, possibly Changi, and had flashbacks or summat, so deffo ex-forces of some kind.
 
#8
Now I'm confused.

But when I was in Malta doing my national service in the navy, I met a lieutenant commander that I did three plays with.
http://www.cultv.co.uk/derekfowldes.htm

Derek had a very clear idea from the start how to approach the role.

"I based him on my drill instructor, because I was in the RAF for national service", he says. "I just cut my hair shorter, slicked it back and shouted a lot and Oscar was born."
http://www.nicholasrhea.co.uk/heartbeat/blaketon.html

Yet he wears an RE tie (or is it Guards? I've got to admit not really looking closely). Is this another job for the Waltfinder General?
 
#10
Trotsky said:
I seem to remember an episode where Balaketon went to a commando reunion?
Now, how sad is this.............*deep breath*

PC Ventris was the ex-Commando.

A further episode had Blaketon meeting a guy who he had served with. The inference was that both were ex-Inf as Blaketon was described as '..............the best spit and polish man in the Battalion.........'

*anorak off and...........rest*
 

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