Born in 1928, in Lancashire, Bernard Cribbins is one of the best known children's entertainers in the UK. He has been an actor since the age of 14, when he became a student player with his local repertory company.
By the 1950s, Cribbins had become a star of the London stage, featuring in his own revue. It wasn't until the 1960s, however, until he attained true public acclaim, appearing in a string of successful films and had musical success with a number of novelty records like Right Said Fred and Hole in the Ground.
Cribbins' voice is known, of course, to millions around the world thanks to his narration of the immortal Wombles TV series. He was also the host of the popular game show Star Turn Challenge and most recently appeared as aging lothario Wally Bannister in Coronation Street.