In pictures: The remarkable career of beloved actor Bernard Cribbins

The late Bernard Cribbins’ career spanned seven decades, from memorable roles in The Railway Children and Fawlty Towers to narrating several stories for the classic children’s series Jackanory.

One of the most familiar faces on British television, he became known to a new generation of audiences with his role as recurring character Wilfred Mott in the revamped Doctor Who – more than four decades after his appearance. in the film Daleks – Invasion of Earth in AD 2150 with Peter Cushing.

As well as finding the time to make novel records including the 10 hits Right Said Fred, Cribbins is a children’s television series that narrates The Wombles in the 1970s and also stars in Old Jack’s Boat on CBeebies in recent years.

Here’s a look back at a notable business career:

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Bernard Cribbins reads an excerpt from Winnie The Pooh to the audience watching Jenny Agutter and Gary Warren, after he received the annual JM Barrie Award for unforgettable work for children on stage, film, television and discography in 2014 (Nick Ansell/PA)

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Featuring Baron Floella Benjamin – both revered figures in the history of children’s television (Nick Ansell/PA)

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Cribbins, pictured here with Paul Shuttleworth, won the Children’s Bafta for Old Jack’s Boat, loved by millions of kids on CBeebies (Yui Mok/PA)

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A versatile character actor, Cribbins is pictured here with his role in the 1961 BBC version of Charley’s Aunt (BFI)

He can use almost any aspect of the show business, from Shakespeare to pantomime, from soap opera to pop music.

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Perhaps his most famous role was as Albert Perks in The Railway Children. Here he is with fellow cast members Sally Thomsett and Jenny Agutter at the Oakworth site in West Yorkshire (PA)

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Years later, Cribbins is greeted by Marshall Lancaster as he arrives at London’s Waterloo station aboard the 66-ton Stirling Single, the train used in the original Railway Children movie, to promote the story’s production in theaters (Anthony Devlin /PA)

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Cribbins has catered to a new generation of audiences with a recurring role on Doctor Who, alongside the 10th Doctor, David Tennant. Here he received the award for Best Drama Series at the 2010 National Television Awards (Ian West/PA)

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Cribbins salutes the character alongside June Whitfield, Barry Howard and David Tennant in a scene from Doctor Who The End of Time, Part One (Adrian Rogers/BBC)

His diverse talents ensured that he was always in demand, regardless of whether the role was called a lead actor or a comedian, and throughout the 1970s and 80s, he never left the TV screen. .

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Actor who was awarded an OBE in 2011 (Chris Ison/PA)

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Meeting the Queen at the Child Trust in Tadworth, Surrey in 2004 (John Stilwell/PA)

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Cribbins with fellow members of The Railway Children, Deddie Davies, Gary Warren and Jenny Agutter in 2014 (Nick Ansell/PA)

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Cribbins has been a popular face of children’s television throughout his career, a friendly face and voice to generations of teens whether he’s telling The Wombles or the Old Jack’s Boat story. . Here he is with Clangers creator Peter Firmin with a friend (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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