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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:00 am    Post subject: Bernard Cribbins Reply with quote

One of my favorite guest stars was Bernard Cribbins. His performance as the knitting instructor in Girl from Auntie was brilliant: A young male instructor teaching a group of grannies the proper way to knit and so passionate about it! "Fingers nimble, fingers straight, knit to the left and purl to the right".

I saw him recently in Tales from the Crypt episode 'Memory Man" where I could see how well versed he was an actor in a dramatic role as well as comedy.

Does anyone know more about him or his performances? Happy upcoming Birthday looks like he'll be 93.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's well known to Dr Who fans, having been in the second Dalek movie in 1966 and then in the more recent David Tennant series (up to 2010). A regular fixture of BBC children's programmes, I recall him telling children's tales on "Jackanory" in the 1970s (think he did "The Hobbit") and then "The Wombles", an animated models thing about recycling-obsessed intelligent mammals on Wimbledon Common, well worth seeking out on Youtube. My own daughter enjoyed him a generation later in "Old Jack's Boat".

A proud ex-paratrooper (he wears his para's wings in Dr Who) he enjoys fishing/angling a lot.

He had a hit record in the 60s with "Right Said Fred", and there's even a more recent pop group named after his song.

All round top guy and a National Treasure in England.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of Bernard Cribbins, I never understood why he was never in classic Doctor Who as he was in so many things, but I suppose he was more focused on comedy at that stage of his career.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Bernard Cribbins Reply with quote

Anticlockwise wrote:
One of my favorite guest stars was Bernard Cribbins. His performance as the knitting instructor in Girl from Auntie was brilliant: A young male instructor teaching a group of grannies the proper way to knit and so passionate about it! "Fingers nimble, fingers straight, knit to the left and purl to the right".

I saw him recently in Tales from the Crypt episode 'Memory Man" where I could see how well versed he was an actor in a dramatic role as well as comedy.

Does anyone know more about him or his performances? Happy upcoming Birthday looks like he'll be 93.



looks like he had a great career...and in Theatre , as well...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much mousemeat for a most thorough bio. He was not as well known in the US unfortunately but he steals the show in Girl from Auntie. I agree he should have been in the original Dr. Who. He's a showstopper.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anticlockwise wrote:
Thank you so much mousemeat for a most thorough bio. He was not as well known in the US unfortunately but he steals the show in Girl from Auntie. I agree he should have been in the original Dr. Who. He's a showstopper.


I would have certainly loved to have seen him in the UK, on stage, and doing his thing..and sadly, he wasn't well known in the States..Over the years, I've read about him and similar actors..and that has always made me interested to know more..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad you never saw him in person. And no clue why he was not known in US other than they were too busy with Hee Haw humor which I never liked.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anticlockwise wrote:
Too bad you never saw him in person. And no clue why he was not known in US other than they were too busy with Hee Haw humor which I never liked.


great, expert in american humor....here's a news flash, most of us, were not big fans of it, either..despite huge ratings..and guess what? after a while, it simply faded away.....' this too, shall pass'...and it did.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're not kidding. I was putting it delicately. It was horrible.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anticlockwise wrote:
you're not kidding. I was putting it delicately. It was horrible.


yes it was...but CBS cancelled ' her haw' green acres, petticoat junction, Mayberry RFD, and similar fare in early 70's, as network brass was cleaning house. remember, just because YOU don't like-or-fathom ' hee haw ' type humor, there are many who do..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose Benny Hill was similar type of humor so you are right there were many fans. The more junk I see on tv the more it makes me appreciate how funny and clever TA were.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched a 1963 'Comedy Playhouse' episode called Impasse on BBC4 Tuesday night starring Bernard Cribbins. Also remember seeing him in a comedy film 'Mouse on The Moon'. Great acting alongside David Tennant in Doctor Who too. He's a cheery man.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhonda wrote:
I watched a 1963 'Comedy Playhouse' episode called Impasse on BBC4 Tuesday night starring Bernard Cribbins. Also remember seeing him in a comedy film 'Mouse on The Moon'. Great acting alongside David Tennant in Doctor Who too. He's a cheery man.


thanks for refreshing my memory...i.e. Mouse on the moon..that was a great little film...and Cribbins was pretty good....He reminds me of so many actors on both sides of the pond...you know their faces, but might not remember their names,,
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the few worthwhile moments in Look! Stop me........
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is John Cleese also in that episode? Two comedy legends, still going strong.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was sorry to hear that Bernard Cribbins has died. What an amazing performer, and what a legacy he left us. I enjoyed him reading stories on children's show "Jackanory", and my daughter loved him doing the same 40 years later on "Old Jack's Boat". In between there were hit records, The Wombles, Doctor Who movie and TV series, Fawlty Towers and so much more joy.

Hope they have good fishing up in Heaven.

RIP.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was sad to hear of Bernard's death today. He was a terrific actor. He fitted into the world of The Avengers perfectly. His best role, I think, was Perks in The Railway Children. A timeless classic. RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Is John Cleese also in that episode? Two comedy legends, still going strong.


man, I have sorta forgotten (at times) about Mr. Cleese. wonderful actor, great sense of comic timing...and have enjoyed his brief tenure with the Bond films as well...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bernard being delightfully silly on the location of the Railway Children:
https://twitter.com/prodnose/status/1552612271838339073
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