I shouldn't laugh, but the BBC article quotes Basil Brush giving his sympathies as if he's an actual person (or fox, anyway).
The level of intelligence /common sense is a worry!
Oh don't be such a misery guts. I found Basil's tweet touching considering the wonderful relationship he had on screen with 'Mr Derek'.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the tweet per se, and the 'indentity' that it's named with, and I agree it is very touching, but news articles need to be a bit more factual.It would have been fine if they'd just cut and pasted the screenshot of the tweet alone