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The Bed-Sitting Room – Radio 4 Comedy Drama". Comedy.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 September 2020 . Retrieved 20 August 2020. Put simply “The End of Time” falls apart without Wilfred Mott in the companion role. It simply would not work at all. Its strongest scenes are all built on the strength of Cribbins’ performance and his control of dynamics. Wilf is emotionally honest – in all his scenes where he’s doing a bit of business and being an affable granddad, he means it in the moment – and this means when his fear comes to the surface he’s equally unabashed. There’s no sugar coating the pain in lines like “But she was better with you” and “I don’t want you to die.” If Bernard Cribbins was on screen and crying, you’d better believe the audience was weeping too. Bernard Cribbins, comic actor whose panoply of characters included Perks in The Railway Children and the voices of the Wombles – obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 28 July 2022. Archived from the original on 28 July 2022 . Retrieved 28 July 2022.

Want Bradford’s top stories delivered straight to your inbox each morning? Sign up to our newsletter to get our daily bulletin. Bernard Cribbins recalls his classics". BBC News. 27 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013 . Retrieved 30 April 2013.The film also starred a young Jenny Agutter and famously featured the tear-jerking moment at the film’s climax when Agutter’s character cries “daddy, my daddy” as they are reunited on a train platform. The pace of the programme is deliberately gentle to create an atmosphere of warmth and love. The mixture of animation, storytelling to camera and location drama is designed to create an absorbing fictional world that will inspire children’s imagination. The aim of the show is for kids to get lost in a wonderful story featuring characters that over the weeks will become familiar friends to them. a b c d e f Coveney, Michael (28 July 2022). "Bernard Cribbins obituary". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 July 2022 . Retrieved 28 July 2022. a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19thed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p.127. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

Consider Wilf’s role as Donna’s grandfather. Even allowing for the fact that the character replaced Donna’s father late in the day, there aren’t many predecessors in the show’s history: Jamie, Victoria, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough, and Peri have family members appear onscreen, but they weren’t used to the same extent (mostly being seen in one story only, dying, and then providing some occasional semblance of pathos). Other companion’s relatives who appeared frequently had a more fractious relationships (Rose and Martha don’t have the same level of supportive relationship in the previous three series to Wilf and Donna). In fact the closest thing the show has come to Wilf and Donna’s relationship previously is the First Doctor and Susan, which was a mix of paternalistic, fractious, and wholesome. As with William Hartnell in the ’60s, children watching the show in the late 2000s had found another grandfather, and would approach Cribbins in the street in that spirit. Bruce Forsyth Knighthood heads Queen's Birthday Honours". BBC News. 11 June 2011. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018 . Retrieved 20 June 2018. Fellow children’s TV presenter Lady Benjamin said she had “adored” working with Cribbins in the 1980s and described him as a “creative genius” who leaves a “lasting legacy”. Neil Gaiman Neverwhere – Old Bailey". BBC. Archived from the original on 11 June 2022 . Retrieved 28 July 2022. He went on to appear regularly in the Doctor Who TV series as Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of the Doctor’s companion Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate.

Play Safe (1978)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 29 October 2021 . Retrieved 28 July 2022. Cribbins featured in the episode alongside special guests including Kylie Minogue, Geoffrey Palmer, Clive Swift and Russell Tovey.

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "BFI Screenonline: Cribbins, Bernard (1928–) Biography". Screenonline. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013 . Retrieved 12 May 2014. What does the saying Right Said Fred mean?". Archived from the original on 28 July 2022 . Retrieved 28 July 2022. a b Whitmore, Greg (28 July 2022). "Bernard Cribbins: a life in pictures". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 July 2022 . Retrieved 28 July 2022. In as much the Shillingbury Tales were made by ITC Entertainment and seen on the ITV network via its parent company ATV, Cuffy was made by ATV's successor company Central Independent Television also for the ITV network. Bernard Cribbins reveals "warmth" of being kids star unable to have his own". Daily Mirror. 10 October 2018. Archived from the original on 24 January 2021 . Retrieved 23 December 2020.

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Maxwell, Dominic (28 November 2018). "Bernard Cribbins — nearly 90 and still the nation's favourite uncle". The Times. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022 . Retrieved 23 December 2020. The first two series each had two stories written by Russell T Davies, with whom both Bernard Cribbins and Freema Agyeman had previously worked on Doctor Who. This was the first time Davies had ever written for a pre-school audience. [2] On writing for pre-schoolers Davies said "It's exciting new territory for me, writing for this age range. But this is the age when your imagination first starts! And when the call came from Bernard, asking me on board, I couldn't refuse - I'd do anything for that man!" [2] Reception [ edit ]

Bernard Cribbins | British Film Institute". Archived from the original on 29 October 2021 . Retrieved 12 October 2021. Star Turn (1978)". Ravensbourne University London. Archived from the original on 28 July 2022 . Retrieved 28 July 2022.a b c d e f g h i "Obituary: Bernard Cribbins". BBC News. 28 July 2022 . Retrieved 12 October 2022. In 1949 he left to play in seasons at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, with the Piccolo Players; in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester; and at the new Queen’s theatre in Hornchurch, Essex. The last of these engagements led to his West End debut in 1956 in a musical version of The Comedy of Errors at the Arts theatre. The music was written by Julian Slade, who was instrumental in Cribbins joining his hit musical Salad Days at the Vaudeville in 1956; the cast also included Rudge, who would become a key colleague in Cribbins’s television and stage revue work. The previous year Cribbins had married Gillian McBarnet, his assistant stage manager at Oldham.

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