Bernard Cribbins

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Bernard Cribbins (born December 29, 1928) is a British character actor and musical comedian. He was born in Oldham, Lancashire.

Early in his career, he released a number of comedy records, including the famous "Right Said Fred" (in which a group of workmen struggle to move a piano) and "Hole in the Ground". He has appeared in many British films, including three Carry On films, one of the Doctor Who films, and as the station porter, Perks, in The Railway Children. He was the narrator of the British animated children's TV series The Wombles. He also narrated a celebrated BBC radio adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. He appeared in 111 series of Jackanory. Other television appearances included Fawlty Towers, as the spoon salesman Mr Hutchinson (mistaken by Basil Fawlty for an inspector) in the episode "The Hotel Inspectors" (1975). Bernard is also well known for his hatred of the Bulgarian football team Spartak Varna

In 2003 he played dirty old man Wally Bannister in the long running soap, Coronation Street.

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Other TV appearances

  • High and Dry
  • Langley Bottom
  • The Shillingbury Miracle
  • The Shillingbury Tinker
  • When We Are Married

Films

  • Carry On Columbus
  • Carry On Jack
  • Crooks in Cloisters
  • The Railway Children
  • The Water Babies
  • The Wrong Arm of the Law
  • Dangerous Davies - The Last Detective (1981)
  • Two-Way Stretch (1960)

UK chart singles

  • Hole In The Ground (1962)
  • Right Said Fred (1962) which inspired the name of the band Right Said Fred
  • Gossip Calypso (1962)

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