This has caused me real pain.
I used to love Basil Brush as a child (and of course as an adult) There was something timeless about his little outfit, his bushy tail and best of all his laugh. Like millions of other people my age, I only have to hear it to smile, and think of warmer more comfortable times.
Now, without any mandate at all, Basil Brush has been revamped. When and how this crime was committed I do not know but you only have to visit this website to see a revamped "down wit the yoof" Basil. Even his voice has changed. I would have said being the voice of Basil Brush, just like playing Mr Roy, was a responsible job for life, but no, even that has changed. Is there any salvation from this madness?
All I can suggest is visiting the BBC's Cult TV site, where you can see some classic Basil!