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Image caption Fowlds' character Bernard in Yes Minister was the principal private secretary to politician Jim Hacker. Actor Derek Fowlds, known to millions for playing Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister, has died at the age of 82. He also played sergeant-turned-publican Oscar Blaketon in ITV police drama Heartbeat for 18 years, and was "Mr Derek" on the Basil Brush show in the 70s. The actor died at Royal United Hospitals Bath on Friday morning, after having suffered with pneumonia. "You couldn't have met a nicer person ever" said his assistant Helen Bennett. "He was just a wonderful man and I will miss him terribly." Image caption Fowlds was a long-standing actor on ITV's Heartbeat Image cap... Full story

17 January