Carphone Warehouse advert with Tomsk

Wombles in Carphone Warehouse adverts

The Wombles and Bernard Cribbins are appearing in the latest advertising campaign for mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse.

Bernard Cribbins with his OBE

Bernard Cribbins collects his OBE

Bernard Cribbins was presented with his OBE in a ceremony at Windsor Castle on 3 November. He said narrating The Wombles was “a very nice episode in my career”.

Bernard Cribbins at the British Academy Children's Awards

Bernard Cribbins honoured with OBE

Bernard Cribbins, the voice of the Wombles, has been awarded an OBE for services to drama. He says he’s “gobsmacked”.

News headlines about The Wombles playing Glastonbury

Glastonbury’s Wombles booking ‘a bit of a mistake’

A throwaway comment by Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis kicked off quite a media storm – dubbed ‘womblegate’ – after he said he was ‘cross’ that The Wombles had been booked… although he was laughing at the time.

The Wombles band

The Wombles begin Glastonbury rehearsals

With exactly one month to go, The Wombles have begun rehearsing for their live performance at Glastonbury Festival. And Mike Batt has dropped a few hints on Twitter about what to expect.

TalkTalk Tales

Join the hunt for Britain’s best storyteller

Bernard Cribbins will judge a nationwide competition to find the best amateur storyteller, and The Wombles is one of the extracts people can read. Listen to the entries and vote for your favourites.