Lena appears in a short musical comedy sketch with Basil and Mr. Billy, before performing Will He Kiss Me Tonight.

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Glove Puppet:Basil Brush
  • The original Basil Brush glove puppet was designed by Peter Firmin in 1963 for an ITV television series.
  • Voiced and performed by Ivan Owen until his death in October 2000.
  • Ivan modelled Basil's voice on that of the film star Terry-Thomas, giving the puppet a touch of well-cultivated class.
  • Wikipedia: Basil Brush.
Mr. Billy:Billy Boyle
Special Guest:Lena Zavaroni


script:Colin Bostock-Smith
script:John Morley
script:Peter Robinson


BBC Genome:13 December 1980 - Schedule For BBC One London
British Film Institute (BFI):The Basil Brush Show[13/12/80] (1980)
History of the BBC:The Basil Brush Show