Stanley Baxter

THE better half stayed up late last night to watch a documentary about the brilliant Stanley Baxter. The young whippersnappers among you have probably never heard of him. He was an actor/impressionist, very popular in the 1970/80s. Last year Scotsman Baxter, who is 89, was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence before the referendum. 

Here's a sketch he did about Mastermind. 


  1. Ah yes, I remember him as a master of the art of drag...or should I say mistress. Do you think he had insight on the mannerisms of the English matron?

  2. He was a very convincing matron, it's true! When he did a sketch he usually played every single part, which took some doing when you think about it.