Bernard Cribbins, star of Doctor Who and The Railway Children, died aged 93 | UK News

Veteran actor Bernard Cribbins, who narrated The Wombles and starred in the film adaptation of The Railway Children, has died aged 93, his agent has announced.

A statement from Gavin Barker Associates said: “His career has spanned seven decades with such diverse work ranging from films like The Railway Children and the series Carry On, the 60s hit song Right Said Fred, a notorious guest on Fawlty Towers and the narration of The Wombles.

“He did well into his 90s, recently appearing in Doctor Who and the CBeebies series Old Jack’s Boat.

“He lost his wife of 66 years, Gill, last year.

“Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is beyond doubt. He was unique, representing the best of his generation, and he will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.”

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