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Bernard Cribbins

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

He released a number of comedy records, appeared in three Carry On films and 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 also appeared in Fawlty Towers as the spoon salesman Mr Hutchinson in the episode "The Hotel Inspectors" (1975).

TV - Dangerous Davis - The Last Detective: High and Dry: Langley Bottom: The Shillingbury Miracle: The Shillingbury Tinker: When We Are Married.

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


  • Carry On Columbus
  • Carry On Jack
  • Crooks in Cloisters
  • The Railway Children
  • The Water Babies
  • The Wrong Arm of the Law
  • 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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