Updated: Dec 29, 2022
Fred Basset, A Pepys Game
First Published: 1976, A Pepys Game by Castell Larby Ltd. St Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Alex Graham
Contents: 43 Cards + 1 Rules Card
There are 43 cards, 3 Fred Basset cards and 4 each of 10 cards featuring other characters.
Fred Basset cards: Bruce the Nature Lover, My Master!, Sweet and Sour, FiFi, A Brave Yorky, Oops!, Neighbours!, Did you say Bones Jock?, Morning Postman!
Fred Basset cards: Fred, Chicken - What Chicken?
Fred Basset was the cartoon creation of Alex Graham. Fred first appeared in the Daily Mail and in 1963, his strip cartoon still features in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.
In 1976 an animated TV series based on Fred Basset went into production, Lionel Jeffires voiced Fred Victor Spinetti and Ann Beach also starred. 2o episodes were aired on the BBC in April and May 1977. You can see some clips from the TV series here.
The only mentions of the BBC series are on the box sides.
The copyright notice on the cards and box, © A.N.G. 1977 is that of Associated Newspaper Group Ltd. who owned the Daily Mail.
Game & Version Details
Fred Basset - Card Back
Fred Basset - Rules Card
Fred Basset - Box Back
Fred Basset - Box Top
Fred Basset - Box Side Left
Fred Basset - Box Base
Fred Basset - Box Side Right
Fred Basset - Box Back With Flap