Bernard is nothing short of a legend and has done just about everything. Well, he is 86 this week and has had enough time to do it in.
He made pop songs in the 60s including The Hole in the Ground and the best story-song in two and a quarter minutes with Right Said Fred. He had his own television series in the late sixties just called Cribbins.
He was famous in the 70s for narrating the Wombles and holds the record for the most appearance on Jackanory where he appeared 114 times between 1966 and 1991. He has appeared in numerous films and TV shows including the utterly brilliant Railway Children and Dr Who.
I’d never seen his TV series which was back in 1969, but there is an episode available. It’s long but well worth a watch.
Happy birthday Bernard.