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46. Bernard Cribbins

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Bernard is in radio action over Christmas in a version of Spike Milligan's The Bed Sitting Room

 

So he's obviously still healthy enough for semi-demanding work.

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I was at London MCM this weekend and saw the end of Bernard's talk. He was witty, alert and even managed an impromptu rendition of Digging a Hole. Not one for 2018.

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1 hour ago, Bibliogryphon said:

I was at London MCM this weekend and saw the end of Bernard's talk. He was witty, alert and even managed an impromptu rendition of Digging a Hole. Not one for 2018.

 

Ah good. I know the young ones in the family love Old Jacks Boat (another new-ish Cribbins pre-school show, something like 60 years after his first ones). A few months ago, Dad was over visiting and Old Jack was on Cbeebies. My 'pretends to be far too old to care about celebs' dad stopped mid-sentence to let out a most un-Dad-like excited "Oh, its Cribbins!" :D

 

Will be a sad one when he goes.

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NOT DEAD

 

Cribbins is 89 today!

 

Also, he's reading the bedtime story on Cbeebies - apparently filmed recently - and looking very good for his age. Heartening to see,  I like Bernard Cribbins.

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9 minutes ago, msc said:

NOT DEAD

 

Cribbins is 89 today!

 

Also, he's reading the bedtime story on Cbeebies - apparently filmed recently - and looking very good for his age. Heartening to see,  I like Bernard Cribbins.

Me too, almost in the 'untouchable for DL' mould like Brian Cant.

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On Pointless Celebrities this evening (recorded last year).

 

Will he go the way of Bill Maynard? Certainly lucid and chatty but wheelchair and fairly gaunt.

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He's 90 today! :birthday:

 

From Wombles to Wilfrid, a legend.

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:clap: 60+ years as a top level entertainer (and most of that as a kids entertainer, which has a very short lifespan usually). Let's hope the only updates in this thread remain birthdays for a while yet.

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91 Today :birthday:

Bernard Cribbins

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From Catherine Tate on Twitter when doing a Doctor Who live watch with half the cast of Doctor Who:

 

 

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When a friend was a student nurse, she had a patient who was a neighbour of Bernard Cribbins - the old chap had no other friends or family but Bernard visited him regularly.  When the patient died, Bernard sent the nurses a hamper to thank them for their care,  but not of chocolates or flowers but of useful things that student nurses of the 1970s needed like tea bags, toiletries and tights.  What a jolly good egg.

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3 minutes ago, Lard Bazaar said:

When a friend was a student nurse, she had a patient who was a neighbour of Bernard Cribbins - the old chap had no other friends or family but Bernard visited him regularly.  When the patient died, Bernard sent the nurses a hamper to thank them for their care,  but not of chocolates or flowers but of useful things that student nurses of the 1970s needed like tea bags, toiletries and tights.  What a jolly good egg.

 

There's a sun headline in that if your friend wants the quick cash.... 

 

'Creepy Bernard Cribbin sent hampers of tights to nurses in the 1970s'

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NOT DEAD, DON'T WORRY

 

As none of us watch The One Show on taste reasons, I missed that our Bernard made an increasingly rare TV appearance a few months back to give his reading of a true crime tale. Given his health has allegedly been on the wane, his increasing age and the fact that hes starting to show his age (did the portrait in the attic get damaged?), sharing it here as who knows how much new Bernard Cribbins stuff we've got left...

 

 

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Hmm, looks about 15 years older than when I last saw him about 2 years ago.

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NOT DEAD!

 

(Although him trendng on twitter has given folk a few heart attacks, I see...)

 

National treasure (words I never use normally) Bernard Cribbins is 92 today. Here's the BBC tribute to 60+ year of kids entertaining...

 

 

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See the source image

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Possibly a good pick, but I'd be very sad if so.

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He shouldn't be on here, just shouldn't.

Too well loved and to well respected.

The bastards!

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He's looking frail but it depends on whether he has a long stretch of frailness towards death or he goes quickly. I don't see him going in 2021 but death's enema waits for nobody.

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Seems like a waste of a pick to me beyond him being very old, which seems to be the theme this year.

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juila louis drifous will kill him by    not turning off the program for ever 

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1 hour ago, ali reyad said:

juila louis drifous will kill him by    not turning off the program for ever 

Think this fails the Turing test if I’m not mistaken

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