• A Part Worth Playing

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Derek Fowlds, Michael Sellers
  • Narrated by: Derek Fowlds
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (26 ratings)


Derek Fowlds is known the world over for his countless appearances in many household favourite television dramas and films. From apprentice printer to armed forces disc jockey, from the West End to Broadway, from the silver screen to worldwide television fame, Derek's career has seen him work alongside some of the greatest names in showbiz.
He worked in films with Alec Guinness, Kenneth More, Dirk Bogarde and Gina Lollobrigida. He shook Sinatra's hand. He appeared on screen or stage with Laurence Harvey, Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig and Benedict Cumberbatch. Then there's also been a note or two with Gary Barlow and Simon le Bon.
A whole generation embraced 'Mr. Derek' when he appeared alongside the outspoken Basil Brush, and a nation laughed at the classic BBC comedy Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister, in which he starred alongside Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. He played Oscar Blaketon in 18 series of the still hugely popular Heartbeat series.
With his heart resting easily on his sleeve, Derek talks candidly about his personal life, his adoring mother and sister, his two wives, his many lovers and his one true love. It is a story that swings from triumph to bitter disappointment, from glorious, unadulterated joy to appalling tragedy.
©2015 Fantom Publishing (P)2015 Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd/Fantom Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Åmund Grimstad on 04-03-16

Very entertaining!

I loved every minute of listening to the well written story and his lovely voice!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-02-16

A good read.

Very enjoyable and made you feel he was speaking just to you. He paints a very good picture and it was so nice to hear how much he loved his family .

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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