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The voice of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for TV in 2000, he was Sancho Panza in BBC Radio’s Don Quixote at the beginning of the 1980s, he won a gold disc in 1983 for being the audiobook storyteller of Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman.

Bernard Cribbins posing for his cover photo on the 1962 album 'Hole in the Ground'.

Recordings

EMI’s George Martin, a long-time friend of Bernard’s, worked with him immediately before four lads from Liverpool (The Beatles) took over the known world. His 1962 singles Hole in the Ground and Right Said Fred, reached the UK singles chart top 10.

These singles and his album “A Combination Of Cribbins” came from Martin seeing the review (“And Another Thing”) Bernard was performing in, in the West End. Two of Bernard’s songs have been picked as “records to save from the waves” on Desert Island Discs.