Basil Soper

by Gran2

c1938 – June 1, 2013

British actor of numerous theatrical roles, best known for presenting the dour, low-budget Personal Injury Helpline adverts, and thus becoming the inspiration for Peter Serafinowicz’s bumbling character Brian Butterfield. Was also the voice-over narrator of the surprisingly funny and self-aware CBBC revival of The Basil Brush Show from 2002 to 2007, as well as numerous documentaries and videos. Soper died aged 75 in 2013.