This delightful little badger is Tommy Brock, modeled by Beswick after the Beatrix Potter character. This particular character was issued in three versions characterized by the shovel handle position and the grasp of the handle. This is the third version with the "handle in" and the gloved hand grasping so the top of the handle shows.
The piece was also issued in three variations, as well as the three versions. This one is the third variation which is indicated by the large black eye patches that extend to the ears.
The backstamp is the BP-3b version which indicates that this particular piece was issued from 1974-1985.
The figurine is in excellent condition with no damage. The piece was modelled by Graham Orwell. It measures 3.5" tall. There is no box.