It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that a true Hero of Cult, Bernard Cribbins has passed away at the age of 93 years old. Throughout his long career Cribbens was known as “The voice of The Wombles” as well as for his roles in Doctor Who, Frenzy, The Railway Children, David Copperfield, The Wrong Arm of the Law, Carry on Jack, Carry on Spying, Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., Casino Royale, The Avengers, Fawlty Towers and a whole lot more!
Many have paid tribute to the much loved actor:
"Every night, Doctor, when it gets dark, and the stars come out… I'll look up at the sky, and think of you."
Bernard Cribbins (1928-2022) ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/8JwzRZOeDh
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) July 28, 2022
Just saw the Bernard Cribbins news. His voice eased us through our childhoods. You always felt safe with him. He was like everyone's favourite uncle. Very very sad, but what a legacy.
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) July 28, 2022
Farewell Bernard Cribbins. Safe travels pic.twitter.com/ij3yt6wkG2
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) July 28, 2022
“I have been given an erroneous dish”
“Is it possible for me to reserve the BBC2 channel for the duration of this televisual feast?”
In honour of the great Bernard Cribbens I think everyone should spend the day talking like Mr Hutchinson in Fawlty Towers wherever possible pic.twitter.com/YvPcPkzjAT
— Madeline Grant 🇭🇰🇺🇦 (@Madz_Grant) July 28, 2022
I was lucky enough to work with Bernard Cribbens a delightful funny and humble man … Gods speed Bernard
— Kevin Kennedy (@mrkevkennedy) July 28, 2022
I adored working with #BernardCribbins back in the 80’s. He was a creative genius, great storyteller and knew just how to communicate with an audience. He has left a lasting legacy. #RIPBernard ❤️ pic.twitter.com/O8NC63A2EP
— Floella Benjamin (@FloellaBenjamin) July 28, 2022