Bernard Cribbins (1928-2022)

Hello everyone.

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley.

Not only has David Warner passed away recently, but so has Bernard Cribbins. 😦 I’m saddened Bernard Cribbins is no longer with us. I saw him recently on the big screen when checking out the two ‘Doctor Who’ films with Peter Cushing as well as 1970’s ‘The Railway Children’ on Prime Video.

In ‘Doctor Who’ circles, Bernard Cribbins played Tom Campbell in ‘Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.’ back in 1966. Most notably, he’s well-known for playing Wilfred Mott in the new ‘Doctor Who’ series with David Tennant’s Doctor. I’ve enjoyed watching Bernard Cribbins as an actor over the years. 🙂

I was lucky to meet Bernard Cribbins at two conventions, including the ‘Cardiff Film & Comic Con’ in March 2014 and the ‘London Comic Con Spring’ in March 2019. I was in awe of Bernard at those conventions and I’m lucky to have had photos with him, including one with him and Jacqueline King.

I’m also lucky to have had my CD cover of the ‘Beautiful Chaos’ audiobook signed by him. 🙂 As well as ‘Doctor Who’ and 1970’s ‘The Railway Children’, I’ve also enjoyed Bernard in the ‘Fawlty Towers’ episode ‘The Hotel Inspectors’. It was also nice to see him on the big screen in the 2018 film ‘Patrick’.

Bernard Cribbins has reprised his role of Wilfred Mott in the Big Finish audio ‘No Place’. He’s also been in the Big Finish audio ‘Horror of Glam Rock’ with Paul McGann. I’m looking forward to seeing Bernard again as Wilfred with David Tennant and Catherine Tate for ‘Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary.

It should be a nice and fitting tribute for a legendary actor who’s been loved by many people. Like David Warner, Bernard Cribbins always came across as very enthusiastic in any role that he played. I cherish fond memories of him as an actor both in ‘Doctor Who’ as well as other film/TV productions.

My prayers and thoughts go out to all of those who are the friends and family of Bernard Cribbins.

Check out the BBC News tribute to Bernard Cribbins –

Thanks for reading, everyone.

Bye for now.



2 thoughts on “Bernard Cribbins (1928-2022)

  1. Timelord 007

    First David Warner now Bernard Cribbins it’s not been a good week losing two amazing actors, a lovely fitting tribute Tim you done Bernard proud.

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