BASIL HOSKINS R.I.P.
It is with much sadness that we bring you news that Prisoner guest-star Basil Hoskins, who so memorably played the part of Number 14 in the Episode "Hammer Into Anvil", died on January 17th 2005. He was 75.
Although principally a theatre actor, with a particular fondness and aptitude for Shakespeare and musical theatre in a long and distinguished stage career, he also starred in the TV Series "The Avengers", "The New Avengers", and "Emergency Ward 10" and the films "Ice Cold in Alex" and "The Millionnairess". But it is his role as the right-hand man to Patrick Cargill's sadistic Number Two in "Hammer Into Anvil" that he will be best remembered by readers of this website.
The Unmutual would like to offer its sincere condolences to Mr Hoskins' family and friends. A more detailed obituary from the Daily Telegraph from February 14th 2005 can be found HERE.
With thanks to Frank Shailes for bringing this sad news to our attention.
News Announced 14/2/2005, Archived 4/5/2005