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 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 1:59 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

They seem to be dropping like flies these days (elderly actors I mean). Bernard Cribbins always seemed a most likeable personality. Right, Said Fred.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Yes, very sad news. He was a real legend, probably not that well known in America, but a real national treasure in the UK. I can't imagine the sixties without him, those comedy records, & he was great in every film he was in. Certainly a piece of my past gone (& by all accounts, a lovely bloke).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 2:25 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Yeah, he spanned the generations in the UK.
I remember watching him as a kid in the 60s and 70s and just recently, the G-ids were watching him as some old, salty sea dog-type on a C-Beebies show.
Sad news...but a pretty good innings...so that's something to applaud.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

A wonderful actor whose name I first encountered (then a young lad) as a singer: Right Said Fred which to this day still makes me smile. My father's name was Charles (Charlie) and he had a brother-in-law (a favourite uncle) named Fred.

As my father, in particular, was always doing odd-jobs (never pay for anything he could do himself) that song resonated with me. smile

One of the most recent things I saw Bernard Cribbins in was the TV movie production of Leslie Thomas' The Last Detective (1976) ... I don't think he was well cast but he made part work and I regret not seeing this for 40+ years. His presence in modern day Doctor Who episodes always raised those shows' entertainment value and brought back memories of his starring role in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966).

So many British comedy films, including Carry-Ons and, of course, the Hammer production She (1965). Rarely was he not watchable.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

He kinda made a second-career name for himself as a jackanory reader, but had been in so many films in 50s n 60s. Even had a guest role in fawlty towers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

And there was I, digging this hole.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

Wow, long life! R.I.P. When I was younger I knew him best from Hitchcock's Frenzy and "The Hotel Inspectors" from Fawltey Twats and more recently I know him from Carry On movies like Carry On Jack.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

So memorable as Mr. Perks in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN 1970.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Cribbins played an AI in Space:1999. Def raised the level of the material. You will be missed, Bernard. RIP.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

He gathered a new generation of fans in his Doctor Who appearances much more recently. My kids (mid-20s) loved him from that, and for some similarities to their grandad on Mrs TG’s side.

RIP Bernard (with the stress on Ber, not on nard!)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2022 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

He seemed to do something in every decade, so had fans of all ages. My memories are from the sixties, the comedy records, Right Said Fred, The Hole In The Ground & Gossip Calypso (all produced by George Martin for Parlophone Records just before the Beatles happened). And the movies, two Peter Sellers comedies, Two-Way Stretch (1960) & Wrong Arm Of The Law (1963) & a favourite of mine, The Mouse On The Moon (1963). I think it was just the two Carry On films, Spying & Jack (1964). Any Carry On cast members still alive from that period? (apart From Jim Dale). And there was his Hammer outing, She (1964), I'd love to have a good transfer of that one (I saw all of those films at the cinema). I read that his wife, who he married in 1955 died last October, so maybe all the fight in him had gone. As I read somewhere: A good long life, well lived.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2022 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   GreatGonzo   (Member)

He kinda made a second-career name for himself as a jackanory reader, but had been in so many films in 50s n 60s. Even had a guest role in fawlty towers.

"I'd rather have a diagram...!!"

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2022 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

I was over the moon when Cribbins started appearing in the tv series after his charming turn back in the Cushing movie. A great British star. I borrowed that Right Said Fred single record from my best friend back in the 70s, and played it endlessly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTS8MMqhMxY

And here is on stage at the Leeds City Varieties, just up the motorway from me in Barnsley. The presenter is Leonard Sachs also a twice Doctor Who guest star. As you can see it's a tv show in the style of the old Victorian music hall. A very popular show throughout the 70s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwlTjHEXzgg

 
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