Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins

Also known as Bernard, Cribbins

Discography of Bernard Cribbins:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Very Best Of Bernard Cribbins 30 Audio 2004 EMI Gold
2 Gossip Calypso / One Man Band 2 Audio 1962 Parlophone
3 Folk Song 2 Audio 1960 Parlophone
4 Right, Said Fred 2 Audio 1962 Parlophone
5 When I'm Sixty-Four 2 Audio 1967 Odeon
6 The Hole In The Ground 4 Audio 1962 Parlophone
7 Pinocchio 4 Audio 1978
8 A Combination Of Cribbins 12 Audio 1962 Parlophone
9 Giggling Gertie The Laughing Traffic Warden 2 Audio 1980 Columbia
10 The Best Of Bernard Cribbins 14 Audio 1970 Starline
11 A Personal Message About Your New Hornby Train Set 3 Audio Hornby Railways
12 Right Said Fred / The Hole In The Ground 2 Audio 1980 His Master's Voice
13 Womble Stories 6 Audio 1976 BBC Records
14 Paddington Bear 4 Audio 1974 Pye Records
15 Harry Secombe Presents The Highway Companion 36 Audio 1987 Word (Uk) Ltd.
16 The Bird On The Second Floor 2 Audio Parlophone
17 The Bird On The Second Floor 2 Audio Parlophone
18 When I'm Sixty-Four 2 Audio 1967-06-02 Parlophone
19 When I'm Sixty Four 2 Audio 1967-06-00 Capitol Records
20 When I'm Sixty Four 2 Audio 1967-06-02 Parlophone
21 A Combination Of Cribbins 12 Audio 2013 Trunk Records
22 Make Someone Happy Every Day 2 Audio 1979 Pye Records
23 The Snowman 6 Audio 1983 CBS
24 Folk Song 2 Audio 1960 Parlophone
25 The Wizard Of Oz 2 Audio 1970 BBC Records
26 Right Said Fred 2 Audio 1962 Parlophone
27 Hans Andersen 12 Audio 1975 Music For Pleasure


Bernard Cribbins (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over half a century who came to prominence in films in the 1960s, has been in work consistently since his professional debut in the mid 1950s, and as of 2010 is still an active performer.

Born in Derker, Oldham, Lancashire, Cribbins served an apprenticeship at the Oldham Repertory Theatre, taking a break during his years of study to undertake National Service with the Parachute Regiment in his late teens

Cribbins made his first West End theatre appearance in 1956 at the Arts Theatre playing the two Dromios in A Comedy of Errors and co-starred in the first West End productions of Not Now Darling, There Goes the Bride and Run For Your Wife. He also starred in the revue An' Another Thing, and recorded a single of a song from the show entitled "Folksong". In 1962 he recorded two highly popular and well-remembered comic songs, "Right Said Fred" (in which a group of workmen struggle to relocate what would seem to be a piano) and "Hole in the Ground" (in which an embittered workman murders a bowler-hatted harasser).

Cribbins appeared in films from the early 1950s, his credits include three Carry On films, the second Doctor Who film Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD, and as the station porter, Perks, in The Railway Children (1970). He was the narrator of the British animated children's TV series The Wombles, as well as Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings. He also narrated a celebrated BBC radio adaptation of The Wind in the Willows and provided the voice of the Tufty character in RoSPA road safety films in the 1960s. He was the reader in more episodes of Jackanory than any other person, with a total of 114 appearances. Other television appearances included Fawlty Towers, as the spoon salesman Mr. Hutchinson (mistaken by Basil Fawlty for a hotel inspector) in the episode "The Hotel Inspectors" (1975).


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