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.

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Elisabeth Beresford obituary on Radio 4

Elisabeth Beresford is featured in BBC Radio 4’s weekly obituary programme, Last Word, which marks the lives of significant figures who have died recently. The programme includes tributes from Bernard Cribbins and Mike Batt.

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Wombles fans pay tribute to Elisabeth Beresford

Elisabeth Beresford, the creator of the Wombles, has died at the age of 84. After suffering heart failure, she passed away on Christmas Eve at the Mignot Memorial Hospital on Alderney in the Channel Islands.

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Wombles campaign for Christmas No 1

A Facebook campaign has been launched to get Wombling Merry Christmas to number one. The original Wombles albums were due to be re-released in December, but this has now been postponed until 2011.

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Mike Batt radio interview with Aled Jones

Mike Batt was interviewed on Aled Jones’ popular Sunday musical chat show on BBC Radio Wales. The one-hour radio show is available to listen again on the BBC iPlayer or to download as a podcast until 23 May.

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Bernard Cribbins in conversation

Bernard Cribbins talked about his time as the voice of The Wombles during an appearance at the BFI Southbank in London on 16 January.

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Bernard Cribbins among best-loved TV voices

Bernard Cribbins has been voted the fourth best-loved voice from British children’s television. He will be signing autographs at the Collectormania fair in Milton Keynes on Saturday, 5 May 2007.