Bernard Cribbins, who narrated The Wombles and starred in the film adaptation of The Railway Children, has died aged 93, his agent said.
The veteran actor has also appeared in Doctor Who and the Carry On series in a career that spanned seven decades.
Cribbins agent Gavin Barker Associates said in a statement, “Beloved actor Bernard Cribbin’s OBE has passed away at the age of 93 On” series ’60s hit “Right Said Fred,” an infamous guest on “Fawlty.” Towers” and the narrative of “The Wombles”.
“He worked well into the ’90s and has recently appeared in ‘Doctor Who’ and the CBeebies series ‘Old Jack’s Boat.’ He lost his 66-year-old wife Gill last year.
“Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is unquestionable. He was one of a kind, embodied the best of his generation and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20584344.bernard-cribbins-star-railway-children-wombles-dies-aged-93/?ref=rss The Railway Children and The Wombles star Bernard Cribbins has died aged 93