Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bernard Cribbins

"Born in 1928, in Lancashire, Bernard Cribbins is one of the best known children's entertainers in the UK. He has been an actor since the age of 14, when he became a student player with his local repertory company.
By the 1950s, Cribbins had become a star of the London stage, featuring in his own revue. It wasn't until the 1960s, however, until he attained true public acclaim, appearing in a string of successful films and had musical success with a number of novelty records like Right Said Fred and Hole in the Ground. He is better known today for voice over work (The Wombles, as well as numerous advertisements) and his appearances on Noel's House Party on BBC1."

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Bernard Cribbins - The Bird On The Second Floor

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marmiteboy said...

As a child I had a cassette of Bernard reading A House At Pooh Corner. It was played to death and is still the best narration of this story in existance.

dickvandyke said...

A legend.

Wastedpapiers said...

Quite right. Amazing distinctive voice. Shame he never made many records. I have an LP compilation of all his best stuff on EMI - Hole In The Ground, Right Said Fred etc. These two tracks from a CD called The Best Of British Comedy on the dutch Disky label with motley crew of others from sublime- Norman Wisdom and Joyce Grenfell to ridiculous- Mollie Weir!

Thanks marmiteboy and dickvandyke for dropping by.

boppinbob said...

I have still got my bernard Cribbins Parlophone 45's. Gossip Calypso brings back fond memories of me and my brothers fighting over the Dansettte player.
Thanks foe a great nostalgic and informative blog.

Wastedpapiers said...

Thanks boppin bob! Ah yes, the old Dansette!

JVK said...

I got the new compilation recently, which is great but omits the B-side of 'Right Said Fred' - my dad Fred bought a 60s issue - called 'Quietly Bonkers'.

Found some nice pages while I was searching for dates:

Wastedpapiers said...

Thanks JVK. Sorry its taken me so long to get back to my comments.