Two Chairs No Waiting 19: Bernard Fox

by Floyd on February 17, 2009

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:9:16

Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

In this episode, we’re going to be hearing from Bernard Fox. You know him best as     Malcolm Merriweather but to non-Mayberry fans (and perhaps even to Mayberry fans) his best-known role was as the warlock physician  Dr. Bombay on Bewitched.

Mr. Fox is  a “fifth generation performer” and was born with the name Bernard Lawson in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales. Maybe he’s distant kin to our own Floyd Lawson.  Bernard has been married to his wife Jacqueline since 1961.

This interview was recorded on 26 June 1998 in Kingsport, TN.  If you listened near the beginning of the interview we are interrupted by Howard “Ernest T.” Morris.  The folks talking in the background are Maggie “Charlene Darling” Peterson, The Dillards (a.k.a. The Darling boy), Howard Morris, Elinor “Miss Ellie” Donahue, and Jean “the Fun Girl” Carson.

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Romeena February 22, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Hey, Allan…

Great interview! I’ve always liked Bernard Fox, he has just always seemed like such a gentleman. Maybe it’s the accent! Still, it was great to hear him in the interview, because it appears he’s just as nice as I always thought he would be.

I really do enjoy these podcasts. It’s a great idea, and I’m sure all Mayberrians enjoy them as much as I do. Keep ’em coming!

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Steve "Cubby" Culberson January 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Great interview!

From Allan: Hey Steve! I’m glad you enjoyed the show! Bernard Fox is a wonderful fellow.

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Tim Bradshaw January 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Great interview. I like the character of Malcom Merriweather , very good performer. Very nice interview.

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